Adhesive Technologies?

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is leading with high-impact solutions worldwide. We lead today’s and build tomorrow’s markets with our unique portfolio of breakthrough innovations, tailor-made solutions and strong brands in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. We combine innovation and technology leadership and close customer partnership to deliver solutions that are an essential part of countless industrial and consumer goods. We utilize our global presence and our expert knowledge to offer a winning combination of best-in-class service and leading technologies to customers and consumers around the world.

Our industrial product portfolio is organized into five Technology Cluster Brands - Loctite, Bonderite, Technomelt, Teroson and Aquence. For consumer and professional markets, we focus on the four global brand platforms Pritt, Loctite, Ceresit and Pattex.

  • In the Packaging and Consumer Goods?Adhesives business area,?we work with major brand manufacturers and international customers to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for food packaging and consumer goods.
  • In the Transport and Metal?business area, we provide our customers in the automotive, aircraft and aerospace, and metal processing industries with outstanding system solutions, a comprehensive technology portfolio, and specialized technical services.
  • In the General Industry?business area,?we offer our customers a comprehensive portfolio of products for the manufacture and maintenance of durable goods.
  • Our Electronics?business area offers?customers from the electronics industry a specialized portfolio of innovative high-technology adhesives and materials for the manufacture of microchips, electronic assemblies and thermal management systems.
  • Our Adhesives for Consumers, Craftsmen and Building business area markets an extensive range of brand-name products for private, trade and construction users.


Solutions from Henkel can be found in many objects that are manufactured, which touch our lives every day: cars, books and magazines, computers, aircraft, refrigerators, cell phones, furniture, textiles, packaging, and many more.


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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 2018, the business unit generated sales of 9,403 million euros, 47 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 constructionusers. In 2018, we generated around 30 percent of our sales with products launched onto the market in the last five years.

Portrait of Jan-Dirk Auris

Jan-Dirk Auris

Executive Vice President
Adhesive Technologies


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.