In April 2011Henkel has taken over Purbond at 100 %.
In 2008, Henkel acquired the adhesives business from National Starch, including half of the shares in Purbond. By purchasing the remaining 50% from Collano at the beginning of April 2011, Henkel has now become the sole owner of the PUR adhesives specialist.
PURBOND HB 514 is approved in Japan for structural finger-jointing, Condition C, in accordance with MAFF Notification 1152, dated September 2007.
PURBOND HB S-Line - the new generation - is certified in Germany and Europe.
PURBOND HB E-Line - the first 1 K PUR adhesive - is certified for glulam and structural finger-jointed timber products in USA.
PurTech - Together with the partner Robatech launch of the new application for optimized and safer usage of PURBOND adhesives.
Purbond opens its second production plant in Kleve, Germany.
In April 2008 Henkel takes over the National Starch Adhesives business from Akzo Nobel and therefore, 50 % of Purbond transfers to Henkel. Purbond belongs now with 50 % to Henkel and with 50 % to Collano.
Many years of intensive support by Purbond make it possible to establish new standards for engineered wood construction in Australia/New Zealand and in Japan that no longer exclude one-component polyurethane adhesives.
Purbond successfully tests the PURBOND HB S-Line on the basis of the new Interim Standard AS/NZS 4364 (Int):2007 as well as the existing AS/NZS 4364:1996 for the markets in Australia and New Zealand.
Purbond obtains qualification of the first one-component polyurethane adhesive, PURBOND HB 530, for the manufacture of structural wood components in South Africa. First customers begin to work with PURBOND in South Africa and New Zealand.
Purbond is incorporated as an independent company focusing on the global marketing of adhesives systems for the manufacture of engineered wood components.
Start of concentrated market introduction in Austria and Finland.
PURBOND HB 530 is certified pursuant to DIN 1052 and introduced in Germany for finger-jointing applications.
After extensive testing at the Otto Graf Institut in Stuttgart, PURBOND HB 110 becomes the first one-component polyurethane adhesive to be approved for the fabrication of load-bearing structural wood components pursuant to DIN 1052. The adhesive is introduced in Germany as a lamination and finger-jointing adhesive.
The first engineered wood components in Switzerland are manufactured with PURBOND.