Last week, an announcement from Henkel regarding an investment in the medical sector garnered the most reader interest (Henkel Invests in Medical Technology Start-Up Smartz): “Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced that it has strengthened its capabilities for the growing demand of smart adult-care solutions by investing in Smartz AG, a medical technology start-up headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. Smartz has reportedly developed an end-to-end-solution for diapers that improves the quality of life for adults while effectively supporting care and medical personnel, as well as reducing costs and increasing the service level in care facilities.

“Both companies have signed a joint marketing and joint development agreement to combine Henkel’s printed electronics expertise with Smartz’ adult care Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and software solutions. With the investment, Henkel aims to strengthen this partnership and to drive the development of additional innovative adult care applications in the future.

“‘As part of our corporate venturing activities we are focusing on novel and scalable technologies complementing our existing portfolio in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings with data-driven business models,’ said Paolo Bavaj, head of Corporate Venturing for Adhesive Technologies.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for January 16-22

  1. Henkel Invests in Medical Technology Start-Up Smartz
  2. Sika Posts Record Sales for 2021
  3. Greek Adhesives and Sealants Producers Form Industry Association
  4. H.B. Fuller Revenue Jumps 17.5% in 2021
  5. Dow Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies

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 channels.