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Henkel strengthens its Additive Manufacturing portfolio by acquiring Molecule Corp.

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In order to strengthen its portfolio through targeted acquisitions, Henkel, the German chemical and consumer goods Company, completed the acquisition of Molecule Corp., a technology-driven enterprise focused on product innovation in additive manufacturing.

The US-based and Concord-headquartered company, Molecule Corp., provides advanced solutions for multiple additive manufacturing applications like medical devices, aerospace, automotive and a wide variety of consumer goods, as well as industrial inkjet materials, impacting a wide variety of markets.

Speaking about the acquisition, Philipp Loosen, Head of 3D printing at Henkel said, “Molecule Corp. and Henkel are an excellent fit. Molecule’s strong additive manufacturing and inkjet resin technologies and digital development capabilities perfectly complement and strengthen our materials portfolio and build on our approach to offer a comprehensive range of customized additive manufacturing solutions.”

Michael Todd, Head of Innovation at Henkel Adhesives Technologies added, “Molecule’s technology and engineering center in California also broadens our global additive manufacturing footprint. We now provide 3D printing support to our customers in all major regions around the world.”

The acquisition will augment and strength Henkel’s technology portfolio for durable & functional parts in additive manufacturing. The teams will collaborate to enhance Henkel’s capabilities to develop new materials or components.

According to Ken Kisner, Founder and President of Molecule Corp., “We are excited to join Henkel. Henkel’s customer-centered approach along with our combined product portfolio will help key industries accelerate the speed of innovation and move additive manufacturing from prototyping to digital manufacturing.”

Molecule Corp. will already be present at Henkel´s booth during the upcoming Rapid + TCT show from May 21 to 23 in Detroit, MA.

About Henkel: Henkel is a German chemical and consumer goods company headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. It is a multinational company active both in the consumer and industrial sector. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies.


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