Henkel will be showcasing innovative lubricants and cleaners under the Bonderite brand for the manufacture of two-piece beverage cans at Metpack 2014, from May 6 to 8, 2014 in Essen, Germany.
The new range of Bonderite L-FM 8300 and 8400 post lubricants are designed to bring enhanced lubrication performance, providing more latitude in the can forming process coupled with extended tool life and reduced bleed-through on the finished cans.
The company said the lubricants have been shown to help to significantly increase productivity by reducing tear-off rates while being cleaned off easily.
The Bonderite C-IC-700 series of cleaners for can manufacturing is based on an optimized surfactant technology, along with an enhanced brightener additive that enables etching of the cans with significantly less hydrofluoric acid in the cleaner system.
Manufacturers can have reduced handling of hazardous chemicals, save in waste treatment of fluorides and lower overall cleaning costs.
Meanwhile, Bonderite M-PT ME-77 is a new final rinse mobility enhancer available to can manufacturers in Europe, Middle East and Asia, which has improved features over standard mobility enhancers.
This change in technology provides for lower slip angles over conversion coatings, and better water drainage properties, enabling manufacturers to enjoy faster line speeds and fewer decorator trips, as well as energy reduction from lower oven temperatures.
Bonderite ME-77 is formulated with environmentally-friendly raw materials and is Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals or REACH compliant.