Readers last week were drawn in droves to news from Henkel regarding its most recent investment (Henkel Invests in Conformal Coatings Startup actnano): “Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced that it is enhancing its market offerings for functional coatings by investing in Boston, Mass.-based actnano. The advanced materials startup provides tailored conformal coatings technology for the protection of printed circuit boards in a variety of applications in growing electronics segments.

“‘As part of our venturing activities we are looking for novel and scalable formulated technologies providing unique benefits for growing markets,’ said Paolo Bavaj, head of Corporate Venturing for Adhesive Technologies. ‘Functional coatings are a major focus topic for our Adhesive Technologies business. We are excited to work with actnano who has developed a conformal coating technology that protects entire printed circuit board systems responding to the fast-growing demands especially in automotive electronics and consumer electronics.

“‘The technology has already proven its marketability and is commercially available. Together we aim to unlock new opportunities across Henkel’s extensive customer base in these markets globally. We are pleased to have co-invested into actnano as part of a consortium led by Emerald Technology Ventures, where we are a Limited Partner.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for November 1-7

  1. Henkel Invests in Conformal Coatings Startup actnano
  2. Acquisitions Help Drive Results for Sika in First Nine Months of 2020
  3. Arkema Places 11th in Wall Street Journal Ranking of Most Sustainably Managed Companies
  4. Huntsman Sells India-Based DIY Consumer Adhesives Business to Pidilite
  5. H.B. Fuller Positioning Adhesive Named HYGIENIX Award Finalist third week in Top 5!

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.