SHANGHAI - Henkel has established a new processing and testing line in Shanghai to focus on electro-ceramic coating (EC²) technology in Asia-Pacific. The laboratory will serve customers who are interested in using EC² to replace traditional coating methods for corrosion protection, as well as customers who require the new high-performance benefits of reduced friction and reduced emissions in internal combustion engines. Located in Henkel’s Asia-Pacific R&D center in Shanghai, this 100-square-meter lab will develop and test electro-ceramic coatings tailored to the customer’s requirements.

Henkel already has three EC² laboratories around the world, located in Detroit (United States), Düsseldorf (Germany) and Yokohama (Japan). The new lab in Shanghai now makes it possible to quickly tailor the coating process based on the specific requirements of local customers in China and Asia-Pacific. Performance and analytical characteristics can also be tested onsite in the Henkel Analytical Center.