Henkel recently announced its acquisition of U.S.-based Molecule Corp., a privately owned, technology-driven enterprise focused on product innovation in additive manufacturing. Molecule provides advanced solutions for 3D printing applications (including medical device, aerospace, automotive, and a variety of consumer goods) and industrial inkjet materials. The parties reportedly agreed to not disclose any financial details of the transaction.
“Molecule Corp. and Henkel are an excellent fit,” said Philipp Loosen, head of 3D Printing at Henkel. “Molecule’s strong 3D printing and inkjet resin technologies and digital development capabilities perfectly complement and strengthen our materials portfolio and build on our approach to offer a comprehensive range of customized additive manufacturing solutions.”
“We are excited to join Henkel,” said Ken Kisner, founder and president of Molecule. “Henkel’s customer centered approach along with our combined product portfolio will help key industries accelerate the speed of innovation and move 3D printing from prototyping to digital manufacturing.”