DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Henkel has acquired Molecule Corp., a privately owned company focused on product innovation in additive manufacturing.

Molecule Corp., Concord, California, provides advanced solutions for 3D printing applications – including medical device, aerospace, automotive and a wide variety of consumer goods – as well as industrial inkjet materials.

“Molecule Corp. and Henkel are an excellent fit,” said Philipp Loosen, Head of 3D Printing at Henkel. “Molecule’s strong 3D 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 broaden our global 3D printing footprint. We now provide 3D printing support to our customers in all major regions around the world,” said Michael Todd, Head of Innovation at Henkel Adhesives Technologies.

The acquisition is in line with Henkel’s strategy to strengthen its portfolio through targeted acquisitions, complementing and strengthening the company’s technology portfolio for durable and functional parts in additive manufacturing (3D printing). It also enhances Henkel’s capacities to invent and develop new material or material components and grants access to industrial inkjet applications.