An announcement regarding Henkel’s new facility in India (Henkel Opens New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in India) retains its number-one position on our list, while the company’s Mexico footwear business divestment comes in at number two (Worthen Industries Acquires Henkel’s Footwear Adhesives Business in Mexico): “Worthen Industries recently announced that it has acquired Henkel’s footwear product line in Mexico. The acquisition includes a comprehensive portfolio of adhesive technologies, as well as experienced sales and technical support staff.

“‘We are pleased that with Worthen Industries we have found a strategic buyer to further develop the business as it is core to their portfolio, and to best service the footwear market in Mexico,’ said Valentin López, Henkel Mexico president. ‘It was also important for us to identify the right partner to ensure that the same standard of customer service is maintained, along with finding a comparable home for our employees, who have been servicing these accounts.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for March 1-7

  1. Henkel Opens New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in India
    third week in Top 5!
  2. Worthen Industries Acquires Henkel’s Footwear Adhesives Business in Mexico
  3. ViscoTec Asia Moves to Larger Facility
  4. Huntsman Completes Icynene-Lapolla Acquisition
  5. Clunie Named Sales and Marketing Director for Mactac Performance Adhesives Group

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.