An announcement from Henkel regarding its latest manufacturing facility drew the most reader interest last week (Henkel Opens New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in India): “Henkel Adhesives Technologies recently announced that it has officially inaugurated its new production facility in Kurkumbh, India, near Pune. With a total investment of about €50 million (approximately $54.7 million), the business unit will serve the growing demand of Indian industries for high-performance solutions in adhesives, sealants, and surface treatment products.

“The state-of-the-art facility admeasures 100,000 sq m and has a built-up area of 51,000 sq m, which Henkel reports makes it India’s largest adhesive manufacturing site. It will further increase the company’s capabilities to serve customers across various markets, including flexible packaging, automotive, agriculture and construction equipment, general industry, and metals.

“‘India is one of the most important emerging markets with tremendous growth opportunities for our adhesives business,’ said Jan-Dirk Auris, executive vice president of Henkel Adhesive Technologies. ‘Our trusted brands and leading solutions based on our unmatched portfolio of 40 technologies create sustainable value for our customers. With the launch of this state-of-the-art, multi-technology manufacturing facility, we have created capacities to meet the demands for our high impact solutions in this dynamic market. This investment will enable us to further drive profitable growth.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for February 23-29

  1. Henkel Opens New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in India
    #4 last week
  2. Huntsman Sees Revenues Decline 11% in 2019
  3. Dolphin Products Fire-Stop Silicone Sealant Receives Quality Certification from Abu Dhabi Civil Defense
  4. Bland Promoted to President of Adhesives Technology as McIntyre Transitions to Meridian Adhesives Group
    #1 last week
  5. ASYMTEK Receives Best New Product and Service Excellence Awards at IPC APEX 2020

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