DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Henkel has been named a "Sustainability Champion" for its customized adhesive solutions for Debatin products. With the honor, Debatin, a leading producer of packaging materials, mailing bags and secure packaging, has recognized Henkel's focus on sustainability to provide a total package that is tailored to the customer and that supports its efforts to conserve resources. Debatin's packaging, bonded with Henkel products, is used in a wide variety of sectors worldwide. The Sustainability Champion title, which is being awarded for the first time this year, honors a Debatin supplier for particular commitment in the categories of ecological, economic and social sustainability.

"E-commerce has been an absolute core market for the packaging industry – a trend that preceded the surge in online orders during the Covid-19 pandemic. Logistics and converting processes, as well as the product solutions used, must take this development into account, alongside increasing customer demand for greater sustainability," explained Erhan Eker, Head of Sales DACH for Packaging Adhesives at Henkel. As a leading manufacturer of adhesives, Henkel provides Debatin with suitable solutions for these evolving demands, tailoring a coordinated overall concept to make packaging and logistics processes more sustainable. Henkel supplies the packaging company with adhesives that are used, among other things, in self-adhesive document pouches. This enables accompanying papers and documents, such as invoices or delivery bills, to be sent securely and reliably with orders.

Thanks to this dedicated support and commitment to sustainability, Henkel has been recognized by Debatin as its first Sustainability Champion. "We are united by the goal of making the packaging industry sustainable as well as innovative. Equally, we share the fundamental belief that only together can we develop and deliver the packaging solutions of the future. We are therefore delighted to receive this award from Debatin. As a specialist in adhesive solutions, we want to work with our partners and with our product portfolio and expertise to make the value chain more sustainable - while ensuring high quality and increasing profitability," added Hendrik Schnur, Regional Sales Manager DE-South & CH for Packaging Adhesives at Henkel.

Anton Debatin GmbH is a leading manufacturer of packaging solutions. It produces packaging materials, shipping bags and secure packaging for the global market at sites in Germany and France. The company relies heavily on sustainable processes and materials. "For us, sustainability is a fundamental conviction and core to our actions as a company. That's why we have codified sustainability as part of our corporate strategy and purchasing goals," said Thomas Rose, CEO of Debatin.

Hans-Walter Trepper, head of the Procurement Department at Debatin, added, "This also means that our suppliers must meet high standards in this area. Henkel is the best example for us: With the solutions they deliver for our applications, they enable sustainable products as well as logistics processes, making them a deserving Sustainability Champion for our company."

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