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Henkel partners with mattress industry

 Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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At the upcoming interzum in Cologne, Henkel Adhesive Technologies will demonstrate its expertise in the mattress sector, showcasing its latest innovations and solutions as part of interzum’s “Textiles and Machinery” sector. Visitors of the Henkel booth will have the opportunity to be inspired by innovative and future-oriented adhesive solutions and learn more about the benefits delivered by Henkel’s comprehensive services.

As the furniture world’s leading trade show, Interzum is the ideal forum for a future-oriented company like Henkel to show how it innovates by bringing together decades of experience with an endless curiosity for new things. This shines through most at times when the industry is in a state of upheaval, as it is now as we seek a path towards a functioning circular economy. With our innovative products and services, we contribute to redesigning mattresses to make them fit for the future,” says Muhammed Alkurt, Business Development Manager at Henkel. “We want to inspire the industry and thus keep improving consumer’s lives. Thanks to the new solutions that we are presenting at interzum 2023, we are well on our way.”

Smart Sleeping has become an industry trend. The spread of the Internet of Things (IoT) is influencing developments in almost all areas of life. Henkel has set itself the task of constantly improving the lives of its customers and, with its know-how, is creating new possibilities for thinking Smart Sleeping further ahead. In the field of “printed electronics,” Henkel is driving the development of intelligent surface solutions and offers conductive ink formulations that enable digital sensors or heating elements in mattresses, for example. Visitors to the stand can experience the technology directly with the Henkel Qhesive Solutions Sensor INKxperience kit, which contains four different printed sensor technologies, together with preconfigured hardware and software, ready-to-use for technology testing and initial prototyping. Interested participants can thus test initial ideas directly on-site.

Henkel’s primary development focuses on forward-looking concepts such as the contribution to decarbonization and the circular economy within the mattress business. Henkel is working on new concepts to contribute solutions for both foam bonding and pocket spring cores that contain renewable raw materials and can thus significantly reduce emissions. All mattress components must be recyclable or recycling-compatible to establish a functioning circular economy throughout the industry. Henkel is laying a foundation for this by developing the first adhesive solutions compatible with chemical and mechanical recycling processes.

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