The first product to launch as a result of this partnership is BONDERITE® M-NT 8453, the latest evolution in aluminium surface pre-treatments, providing a cost-effective adhesive bonding system for the most demanding vehicle requirements.

“The collaboration between Henkel and Novelis allows us to combine our respective areas of expertise – surface treatment and aluminium – to address aluminium processing and application challenges for use in vehicles,” said Eric Slamans, vice president, metals and coil, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Transport and Metal Global. “BONDERITE® M-NT 8453 extends the bonding performance and cost effectiveness of aluminium solutions to help automakers achieve their lightweighting and fuel economy goals.”

“In partnership with Novelis, we will continue to advance bonding technologies to establish new standards of performance in the marketplace,” added Slamans.