Henkel Adhesive Technologies is leading today’s markets and shaping tomorrow’s through its adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. We enable the transformation of entire industries, giving our customers a competitive advantage and offering consumers a unique experience. Innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit are part of our DNA. Being industry and application experts across manufacturing industries worldwide, we work closely with our customers and partners to create sustainable value for all stakeholders – with trusted brands and high-impact solutions based on an unmatched technology portfolio.
Our industrial product portfolio is organized into five Technology Cluster Brands - Loctite, Technomelt, Bonderite, Teroson and Aquence. For consumers and craftsmen, we focus on the four global brand platforms Pritt, Loctite, Ceresit and Pattex.
Our Adhesive Technologies business encompasses four areas:
- In the Automotive and Metals business area, we provide our international customers in the automotive and metal processing industries with tailor-made high-impact solutions, a comprehensive technology portfolio, and specialized technical services. We create competitive advantage for our customers along the entire value chain of car manufacturing, enabling them to answer the trends of e-Mobility, Autonomous Driving and Lightweighting. We supply performance-driven high-impact solutions across the entire metals value chain, from metal coil and metal processing to finished metal products including metal packaging.
- In the Packaging and Consumer Goods business area we are leading in developing innovative solutions which address global consumer trends like the growing demand for more sustainable practices. We are at the forefront of promoting a circular economy with our high-impact solutions for packaged food and beverages, diapers and hygiene products, plasters and bandages, clothes and shoes, furniture and much more – all created with consumers in mind.
- In the Electronics and Industrials business area we offer our customers a specialized portfolio of high-impact engineering solutions for electronic and industrial key accounts. We are worldwide leading with a broad product portfolio and specialized technical and R&D expertise, helping our customers innovate and realize new and innovative designs. Leveraging our global presence, we enable some of the world’s most recognizable brands and products with our bonding, connecting, sealing, coating, protection and thermal management solutions.
- In the Craftsmen, Construction and Professional business area we market an extensive range of brand-name products for private consumers, do-it-yourselfers, craftsmen and trade as well as for maintenance and manufacturing professionals from more than 800 different industries. We serve our customers with adhesives and sealants for use in and around the house, building materials and sealing solutions for tiles, windows, facades, basements, roofs and floors and a comprehensive portfolio of high-impact solutions for the assembly and maintenance of machines.
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Henkel’s involvement in the adhesives industry was a coincidence which turned out to be a great fortune: It was in 1923 when the labeling of some of its own consumer products was threatened due to an interruption in the supply of glue. Since then, Henkel has been involved in the production of its own adhesives for a wide variety of products and industries. Today, Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide.
In 2020, the business unit generated sales of 8,684 million euros, 45 percent of total company sales. As a market leader, the Adhesive Technologies business unit creates high-impact solutions worldwide through groundbreaking innovations and close partnerships with its customers. The business areas for industrial customers are: Packaging and Consumer Goods Adhesives; Transport and Metal; General Industry; and Electronics. Our Adhesives for Consumers, Craftsmen and Building business area markets an extensive range of brand-name products for private, trade and construction users. In 2020, we generated around 30 percent of our sales with products launched onto the market in the last five years.
Henkel Adhesive Technologies drives powerful innovations and develops leading technologies that create more value for our customers. Our expert people continuously improve our existing products and develop breakthrough innovations. We have a unique ability to identify technology and societal trends and provide leading technologies for the future.
Henkel Adhesive Technologies is delivering advanced technologies and leading solutions across its industrial and consumer markets, and is further driving its innovation capabilities and leadership forward. We remain focused on driving profitable growth by investing into our own R&D and product development, as well as into new market opportunities. Expanding our innovation horizon enables us to deliver tailor-made solutions for our customers today, while at the same time developing leading technologies that create even more value for them tomorrow.
Thirty percent of sales within Adhesive Technologies come from products that are less than five years old. Clearly defined focus areas and target markets and close monitoring of mega trends helps identify new areas for research by pinpointing possible incremental improvements of existing technologies and identifying disruptive technologies that can transform an entire value chain and create completely new markets. Adhesive Technologies continually reviews its portfolio to make sure innovation drives growth in the future – as it has in the past. This process determines where the company will invest and leads to continuous improvements and refinements.
For Henkel Adhesive Technologies, sustainability is inseparably linked with innovation and efficiency. We are committed to delivering solutions and products that create more value with less resources along the entire value chain. Customers everywhere in the world can use customized solutions to increase their added value relative to their environmental footprint. Our broad portfolio of technologies reduces energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and waste generated during production as well as use of a wide variety of products, ranging from packaging, books and mobile telephones through to automobiles and airplanes.