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Henkel has celebrated their 100 years of success, victory and achievements on June 26. Exactly 100 years ago on this day, Henkel began selling its first adhesive solutions to neighbouring companies. From the development of laundry detergent packaging adhesives for its own use to today’s advanced solutions in more than 800 industry segments the company’s world-leading adhesives, sealants and functional coatings are integral parts of countless consumer and industrial goods. Henkel Adhesive Technologies shares the visions of its customers and enables the development of groundbreaking innovations in areas such as sustainability, mobility and digitalisation.
“With our pioneering spirit and innovative strength, over the last 100 years, we have become the world’s largest manufacturer for adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings, creating value for more than 100,000 industrial customers, as well as millions of consumers. Our next step to create value across industries around the world is to develop the sustainable solutions necessary that enable circularity and CO2 reduction,“ explained Mark Dorn, Executive Vice President Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “Then as now, we collaborate with our customers to turn challenges into opportunities and to innovate products and solutions.” Mark added further.
Henkel celebrated 100 years of success, victory, and achievements on June 26. Exactly 100 years ago, on this day, Henkel began selling its first adhesive solutions to neighbouring companies. From developing laundry detergent packaging adhesives for their use to today’s advanced solutions in more than 800 industry segments, the company’s world-leading adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings are integral parts of countless consumer and industrial goods. Henkel Adhesive Technologies shares its customers’ visions and enables the development of groundbreaking innovations in areas such as sustainability, mobility and digitalization.
The success story of Henkel adhesive technology began 100 years ago because the company made a virtue out of necessity. The occupation of the Rhine and Ruhr after the First World War threatened the company’s headquarters in Düsseldorf, where adhesives were required to seal the detergents’ product packaging. Henkel began creating and manufacturing paper, cardboard, and packaging adhesives in 1922.
On June 26, 1923, the company started selling adhesive products to nearby businesses and building and operating its own adhesives facility. The first items were the wallpaper paste Tapa and painter’s glue Mala, made from potato flour.
A century full of highlights
In the industrial sector, adhesive solutions from Henkel have transformed production processes and product designs in automotive, electronics, packaging and many more. The technologies provide tailored functionalities that include strong bonds, sealing, coating, conductivity of heat and electricity, recyclability and many more.
“We are very proud of our success story of 100 years at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. A look at the last 100 years impressively shows the continuous development of our technological know-how and market expertise. With this strong history of innovation and remarkable achievements behind us, we look forward to a bright future where Adhesive Technologies continues to make history and create the solutions of tomorrow,” concluded Mark Dorn.