A manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) for tape, labels, graphics, and medical applications. Products include solution acrylic, emulsion acrylic, hot melt, solution rubber, and UV-curable acrylic PSAs.
Henkel Korea has announced the completion of its Songdo Plant within the Songdo High-tech Industrial Cluster in Incheon, which will become the Asia-Pacific production hub for high-impact electronics solutions of the Adhesive Technologies business unit.
Henkel recently announced the opening of its Application Center in Santa Clara, Calif., which is designed to support product development for the company’s high-tech customers in the Silicon Valley region.
As part of its corporate venture capital activities, Henkel Adhesive Technologies has committed to invest in a new packaging fund launched by Emerald Technology Ventures (Emerald), a Zurich, Switzerland-based venture capital firm.
Henkel has launched a global innovation call for separating plastic from silicone waste.
February 4, 2022
In collaboration with ChileGlobal Ventures, the venture capital arm of Fundación Chile, Henkel Chile has launched the global Seal the Cycle initiative to find technological solutions for plastic waste. The goal of the initiative is innovation in separating high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from silicone waste to enable the recycling of cartridges that cannot currently be reprocessed.
Henkel has introduced three new low-pressure molding (LPM) materials designed to seal and protect medical devices from moisture, temperature extremes, chemicals, vibration, impact, and other environmental concerns.
The companies have signed a joint marketing and joint development agreement.
January 11, 2022
Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced that it has strengthened its capabilities to meet the growing demand of smart adult-care solutions by investing in Smartz AG, a medical technology start-up headquartered in Baar, Switzerland.
The adhesive allows precise positioning of optical lenses within a transceiver optical sub-assembly.
October 5, 2021
Henkel has developed LOCTITE® STYCAST® OS 5101, a dual-cure adhesive for optimal, precise optical lens and component alignment during the in-line assembly process for optical transceivers in next-generation cloud and hyperscale data centers.
Henkel will introduce a new structural bonding method that accurately and efficiently cures adhesives in display applications.
September 15, 2021
At the Vehicle Displays & Interfaces Symposium, which will be held September 28-29 online and in Detroit, Mich., Henkel will introduce a new bonding solution that reportedly brings speed, performance, and flexibility to display manufacture.
As limited partner of the fund, Henkel will strengthen its access to the fast-growing start-up scene in China.
August 17, 2021
Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced that it is strengthening its corporate venture capital activities by investing in the third fund of Richland Capital (Richland Capital Fund III), Beijing, China.
The partnership is part of Henkel’s focus on strengthening its competitive edge through digitalization across all business activities.
July 27, 2021
Henkel and Adobe have entered a strategic partnership to jointly accelerate digital innovations, develop a data-driven platform for digital business and e-commerce, and create new digital business opportunities for Henkel.
The products are the result of a successful partnership with Dow, which developed the AFFINITY RE bio-based polyolefin elastomer that can effectively substitute fossil-based materials.
May 6, 2021
Henkel has launched Technomelt Supra ECO, a new range of hot-melt adhesives that reportedly delivers greater sustainability and lower CO2 emissions while maintaining the performance of the Supra range.
Henkel will leverage services from NC State’s Packaging Research in Electronic Energy Systems (PREES) lab facilities as part of the agreement.
March 2, 2021
Henkel and North Carolina State University's Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Engineering Research Center recently announced a new partnership agreement designed to study the impact of materials technology on power electronics applications.
The companies started their collaboration in 2019 and since then have successfully worked on different projects.
February 17, 2021
Henkel Adhesive Technologies and Belgium-based Quad Industries have announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to offer capacities and support for technological value creation and prototyping with printed electronics solutions across multiple industries.
As a signatory to The Climate Pledge, Henkel has committed to achieving net-zero annual carbon emissions 10 years ahead of the 2050 target set by the UN Paris Agreement.
November 27, 2020
Henkel recently announced that it has reinforced its commitment to climate protection by joining The Climate Pledge, an international cross-industry commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism.
Henkel Additive Manufacturing Services offers a wide range of 3D printing capabilities, such as stereolithography, digital light processing, and multi-jet fusion, in addition to dedicated post-processing and finishing services.
November 3, 2020
Henkel has expanded its Additive Manufacturing Services, which are reportedly primarily geared for automotive and industrial customers to provide support with 3D-printable materials—from design through to final part manufacturing.
The event will be a cost-free digital experience for partners and customers, offering a content mix of webinars, panel discussions, exhibitions, and networking opportunities.
October 16, 2020
Henkel recently announced that its Packaging Adhesives business is hosting a fully digital and international Sustainability Forum on November 18-19, 2020, to highlight its packaging products and services and to bring the value chain together.
The collaboration will enable Henkel to add dental applications to its 3D printing portfolio, one of the first markets that has moved past prototyping into the commercialization of resins for final parts.
September 28, 2020
Henkel and Keystone Industries recently announced a collaboration for additive manufacturing solutions in the dental industry.
Henkel reports that the expansion of its existing site broadens the company’s capabilities to provide more sustainable and innovative pressure-sensitive adhesive solutions to the tape, label, medical, and graphic films markets.
August 20, 2020
Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced that it has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art production area for UV-curable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) at its site in Salisbury, N.C.
Our annual ASI Top 20 details the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. We targeted sales figures (and other details) for finished adhesives and sealants, as well as related products such as tapes, to develop the ranking.
Working cooperatively with Origin, Henkel supplied knowledge and technology to help design a nasopharyngeal swab that could be 3D printed at scale.
June 22, 2020
In collaboration with Origin, Henkel recently announced that it has leveraged its ability to carry out biocompatibility and mechanical testing at its facility in Concord, Calif., and provided a range of 3D-printable medical photopolymers designed for use on Origin’s material development systems.
The companies are calling for policies that will build resilience against future shocks by supporting efforts to hold global temperature rise to within 1.5°C (34.7°F) above pre-industrial levels.
June 3, 2020
Henkel is among 155 major global companies from 34 sectors that have signed a statement urging governments around the world to align their COVID-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest climate science.
Henkel has donated over $600,000 in North America to date, and 1.2 million units of essential household hygiene product donations have been allocated to organizations that provide medical supplies, basic needs for food and hygiene, and disaster relief within the U.S. and Canada.
May 15, 2020
Henkel recently announced COVID-19 support for its employees and communities throughout North America.
Epoxy silanes like GLYMO and GLYEO are adhesion promoters used in food packaging, but safety issues have prompted the development of new alternatives.
April 21, 2020
Consumers expect the food industry to provide safe products that comply with the latest regulations. FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, recommends avoiding the use of epoxy silanes in food contact applications, and the European Union is expected to set new limits during the course of this year. These limits will require complex testing methods that lead to challenges for converters and packaging manufacturers.
Henkel’s new Technomelt GA 3980 Ultra reportedly features excellent heat and cold resistance, improved flexibility, and high adhesive strength, even on substrates that are difficult to process.
March 3, 2020
Henkel recently announced the introduction of Technomelt GA 3980 Ultra, a hot-melt adhesive that is reportedly suitable for all melting systems and can be used for bookbinding and a variety of binding applications.
Every four years, the adhesives and sealants community gathers at the World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC) to explore opportunities for education, networking, and growth. This year’s event, hosted by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) and co-organized by the Asia Regional Adhesive Council (ARAC) and FEICA (association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry), will be held April 20-22 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Ill.
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.
February 17, 2020
Henkel Adhesives Technologies recently announced that it has officially inaugurated its new production facility in Kurkumbh, India, near Pune.
Welcome to the ASI Top 20, our annual feature detailing the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. To develop the ranking, we worked diligently to target sales figures (and other details) focused specifically on adhesives and sealants.