Henkel Adds to Additive Manufacturing Portfolio

Henkel is acquiring Molecule Corp., a privately owned, technology-driven company focused on product innovation in additive manufacturing.

Molecule provides advanced solutions for 3-D printing applications—including medical devices, aerospace, automotive and a wide variety of consumer goods.

“Molecule Corp. and Henkel are an excellent fit,” said Philipp Loosen, head of 3-D printing at Henkel. “Molecule’s strong 3-D printing 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.”

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

“We are excited to join Henkel,” said Ken Kisner, founder and president of Molecule Corp. “Henkel’s customer-centered approach along with our combined product portfolio will help key industries accelerate the speed of innovation and move 3-D printing from prototyping to digital manufacturing.”

The acquisition is in line with Henkel’s strategy to strengthen its portfolio through targeted acquisitions. It is complementing and strengthening Henkel’s technology portfolio for durable and functional parts in additive manufacturing. It also enhances Henkel’s capacities to invent and develop new material or material components. Both parties agreed not to disclose any financial details of the transaction.