What are we looking for?

We are searching for published patent applications or patents that have already been granted for products and processes, and for registered utility models and designs. Your submission must meet our evaluation criteria and your patented idea has to fit within one of our three business areas, i.e. Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Listed below are brief descriptions of Henkel's business sectors which will help you check whether your patented idea could be of interest to us.

Laundry & Home Care
Here we are looking for patent ideas for the following product categories: heavy duty detergents, fabric softeners, laundry care preparations or additives, dishwashing detergents, multi-purpose cleaners, scouring agents, floor and carpet care products, bath and toilet cleaners, glass cleaners, kitchen cleaners, special-purpose cleaners, air fresheners, and insecticides for household use.

Here we are looking for patent ideas for the following product categories: Hair washing and hair care products, hair colorants, hair styling products, perming products, fine soaps, shower gels and bath additives, deodorants, skin creams, skin care products, products for tooth and oral care, perfumes and fragrances, and products for professional hairdressers.

Adhesive Technologies
Here we are looking for patented ideas for the following product categories: wallpaper pastes, renovating products, tiling adhesives, sealants, cyanoacrylates, PVC pipe adhesives, assembly adhesives, contact adhesives, flooring installation products and adhesives, waterproofing products, thermal insulation products, roofing-products,  glue sticks, correction products, adhesive tapes, wood adhesives, structural adhesives, packaging adhesives, laminating adhesives, reaction adhesives, high-performance sealants, polyurethane adhesives and sealants, surface treatment systems, cleaning agents, lubricants.

More information on our three business sectors can be found here.