Henkel Ireland has announced that it is to receive support from the Irish government – through IDA Ireland – to support a major Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) project in Tallaght. The global company, which also owns beauty care and laundry & home care divisions, is the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer and in Dublin, Henkel has a significant manufacturing and R&D operation for a wide range of adhesive technologies, serving a global market.
Henkel’s Additive Manufacturing project involves highly skilled scientists and engineers working to develop new advanced materials for use in precision manufacturing industries, such as medical devices, automotive and aerospace.
The Adhesive Technologies business unit is developing novel materials customized for various 3D Printing processes and technologies and is constantly expanding partnerships with global technology leaders. Henkel’s R&D team based in Tallaght has a wealth of scientific knowledge and experience in developing adhesive technologies with existing capability to develop 3D printing materials.