Based in New Jersey, TerraCycle provides environmental services which turn hard-to-recycle materials into reusable packaging. The Adhesive Recycling Program enables Henkel customers the ability to recycle LOCTITE material packaging used for resins, reducing the amount of waste that is sent to a landfill or incinerator.
“Our goal is to be the customers’ champion for all industrial additive manufacturing solutions, and through our partnership with TerraCycle, we also make sustainability simpler for our customers,” said Philipp Loosen, Global Head of 3D Printing, Henkel Adhesives Technologies.
“As a company with a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation, we are pleased to offer an environmental solution to customers who share our corporate values and use our adhesive products to spur innovation and transform the future of industrial manufacturing.”
The Adhesive Recycling Program
As a Henkel-owned brand, LOCTITE offers a range of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments. During Formnext 2018, LOCTITE released a portfolio of resins for additive manufacturing, a post-processing bonding kit, and a 3D printer.
As a result of the Adhesive Recycling Program, TerraCycle aided Henkel in becoming the first company to offer a recycling solution for anaerobic (a sealant) packaging and has now added light cure adhesive technologies packaging.
Moreover, this program has provided Henkel’s 3D printing customers with a recycling box for used containers of UV curable resins as well as fast-acting adhesives such as cyanoacrylate. These materials are later recycled by TerraCycle.
“Through the Adhesive Recycling Program, Henkel is offering its customers with 3D printing operations a unique opportunity to divert this hard-to-recycle industrial waste from landfills,” said Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle.
“We look forward to growing this revolutionary program, and continuing to provide consumers with a powerful, sustainable option to reduce their environmental impact.”
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Featured image shows a selection of 3D printed objects using Henkel-developed resin. Photo via Henkel.