Henkel Forms Partnership with LPMS USA

Reading time ( words)

In a move designed to offer customers greater access to low pressure molding solutions and its award-winning TECHNOMELT materials, Henkel Adhesive Technologies has formed a partnership with leading molding equipment manufacturer, LPMS USA.

“Henkel’s new relationship with LPMS USA is a very important development for our Americas-based customers,” explains Art Ackerman, Henkel Global Product Manager for Circuit Board Protection.  “The company’s global leadership, in-depth understanding of mold design, broad equipment portfolio and low pressure molding expertise make LPMS USA a very competent partner.”

The low pressure molding process is a fast and effective alternative to traditional potting techniques.  Leveraging the advanced capabilities of Henkel’s TECHNOMELT polyamide hotmelt products, LPMS USA systems process the materials in a simple operation that melts, molds and cools the TECHNOMELT materials around electronic devices to encapsulate them and form self-enclosed, functional assemblies.  Because the low pressure molding process is lower stress compared to traditional injection molding, it is ideal for today’s finer-pitched, delicate devices and has been successfully employed in multiple applications including automotive, LED lighting, medical, wearables and household consumer products, among others.

LPMS USA offers a comprehensive portfolio of molding systems – ranging from handheld, tabletop units through to advanced, in-line automated platforms.   The company’s expertise in mold design and thorough understanding of end-use requirements are key enablers for outstanding results.  In addition, LPMS USA’s unique ‘melt on demand’ technology optimizes material use and energy consumption.  Instead of keeping material molten for an entire shift, LPMS USA’s ‘melt on demand’ feature reduces heat residence of the TECHNOMELT material and only melts it when required.  This is extremely beneficial for some of the newer white and optically clear TECHNOMELT formulations, and also reduces system cleaning time and downtime. 

“Henkel is the premier materials supplier for low pressure molding materials,” says Kevin

Ross, VP of Sales and Marketing for LPMS USA.  “The TECHNOMELT portfolio has won numerous awards and continues to expand to address emerging market requirements and new applications for low pressure molding processes.  We are delighted to partner with Henkel and make the TECHNOMELT-LPMS USA solution available to customers across the Americas.”

For more information, visit www.henkel.com/electronics.  Visitors to the upcoming SMTA International event, taking place over September 29 and 30 in Rosemont, IL, are invited to see TECHNOMELT and LPMS USA’s LPMS 500 in action during live demonstrations in Henkel booth #701.

About Henkel

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas:

Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of $21.8 billion and adjusted operating profit of $3.4 billion in fiscal 2014. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.



Suggested Items

KYZEN’s Popular Cleaning Series Continues

11/25/2020 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Wondering what to look for in a PCB cleaning agent? In just 10 minutes, you will learn from Jack Reinke what impacts your waste stream as part of the latest installment of KYZEN’s Tech2Tech series. This special webinar is held live at two times: 7:18 a.m. and 5:33 p.m. PST December 3, 2020.

High-Tech, High-Value Cleaning Answers Made Easy With KYZEN’s Tech-2-Tech

11/19/2020 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Tech-2-Tech offers a wide-ranging selection of well-chosen topics, covering diverse aspects of selecting, evaluating, operating, and maintaining cleaning processes. These were clearly explained in a series of focused 15-minute sessions, each one presented by a different member of KYZEN’s team of industry experts. It’s amazing how much practical information can be effectively transferred and explained in a 15-minute slot.

This Month in SMT007 Magazine: Test and Measurement in a Smart Factory

11/03/2020 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007
Nolan Johnson spoke with MIRTEC President Brian D’Amico about how the role of test and measurement equipment is changing in the smart factory and how shops can adjust to make use of the new technology. D’Amico shares this insight: “While approximately 90% of U.S. electronics manufacturers recognize the potential of Industry 4.0 to improve productivity, many are slow to adopt smart factory solutions within the manufacturing process.”

Copyright © 2020 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.