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Henkel launches high performing, boron-free cleaner for automotive aluminum components

Boron-free cleaner for aluminum vehicle components offers high cleaning power, while meeting tightening sustainability regulations

Düsseldorf / Germany – WEBWIRE
Aluminum vehicle wheel
Aluminum vehicle wheel

Henkel has launched a boron-free cleaner used during the metal pretreatment process for aluminum vehicle components to meet corrosion and adhesion performance without the use of boron. Traditional aluminum cleaners rely on boron to help reduce the potential for aluminum etching during the automotive cleaning process. Etching can prevent the creation of high-quality automotive part components – contributing to unnecessary scrap generation. Henkel’s Bonderite C-AK 14415 eliminates the use of boron, while continuing to provide high cleaning power and a low etching effect.

Suited for aluminum automotive components, such as aluminum wheels and aluminum battery housings, the technology meets most automotive OEM requirements. A recent survey by the Aluminum Association indicates market share for aluminum content will increase by nearly 100 net pounds per vehicle from 2020 to 2030.

As a one-component technology, Bonderite C-AK 14415 improves process efficiency, as well as safety and handling during the manufacturing process.

“Bonderite C-AK 14415 is another example of Henkel’s commitment to providing solutions that are sustainable and deliver high performance,” said Kathrin Schaeuble, Manager PD Surface Treatment and Cleaners, Henkel. “It’s a great example of how we continue to make a positive impact across the value chain, from product development through production.”   

To learn more about Bonderite C-AK 14415, click here.

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