Readers last week were keenly interested in an announcement from Henkel regarding its new Global Technology Center: “Henkel has opened a Global Technology Center (GTC) in Bengaluru, India, with a goal of strengthening its competitive edge through digitalization across all business activities. According to Henkel, the Global Technology Center will allow it to scale innovations faster and speed up its time-to-market. The team will be working closely together with other internal digital expert teams around the world to boost Henkel’s business with digital innovations and create customer and consumer value. 

“‘Our industries are being disrupted like never before,” said Michael Nilles, chief digital and information officer at Henkel. ‘New technologies and digital business models transform the way we do and understand business. Time and speed are key to success. Considering this massive shift towards digitalization, we are convinced that the right set of digital skills and tech knowledge have become a crucial core competence for Henkel. With the opening of the GTC in Bengaluru, we are now extending our capability footprint…’” 

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Top 5 News that Sticks for May 15-21

  1. Henkel Opens New Global Technology Center in India
  2. Arkema Sees 30% Group Sales Increase in 2022 First Quarter #5 last week
  3. ASC Announces WAC 2022 Best Presentation Winner
  4. Bostik Presents Instant Adhesive Prototype at in-adhesives Symposium
  5. BASF Announces Sustainable Palm Blockchain Platform

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.