Henkel, a materials manufacturer, has opened its Technology Center in Bridgewater, NJ.
The 70,000-sq-ft center showcases Henkel's entire technology portfolio of adhesives, sealants, functional coatings, and specialty materials and supports an environment for collaboration with customers from more than 800 industry segments to develop innovative solutions.
"Innovation is at the core of what we do," said Michael Todd, vice president of Innovation and New Business Development, Henkel Adhesive Technologies. "The Technology Center Bridgewater is designed to encourage collaboration across the value chain. We have successfully started this concept with the opening of our Inspiration Center Düsseldorf last year, and aim to adapt and leverage in core markets for our Adhesive Technologies business such as North America as well."
With the help of digital technologies, exhibits, and numerous labs, customers from the US, Canada, and Mexico can experience the company's innovative and technological power, added Michael Harwell, vice president of Innovation, Consumer Goods Adhesives.
The center features an interactive infinity room that includes a display of Henkel Adhesives Technologies' most innovative solutions in the region. Some of the featured programs include sustainable packaging for consumer goods, sustainable trends in palletizing, smart health solutions with printed electronics for diapers and personal health monitoring, digital solutions for maintenance, repair and operation of manufacturing equipment, and advances in engineered wood building applications.
Henkel Adhesives Technologies employs more than 200 workers at the Bridgewater site. In addition to analytical and rheology capabilities, the site supports the Hygiene, Packaging and Labeling, Tissue and Towel, Flexible Packaging, Paper Lamination, EPIX packaging, Pressure Sensitive Tapes, Graphics, Medical and Labels, Engineered Wood, and Furniture and Construction markets.