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Henkel Acquires Molecule Corp.

3DPrint reports on a recent announcement made by German company Henkel concerning the acquisition of Molecule Corp.  This acquisition will strengthen their 3D printing and materials division.

Molecule Corp. is based in Concord, CA, which is near the San Francisco Bay area.  “This addition to the Henkel portfolio should propel them further into the technology realm as they continue to find success in their plan for making ‘targeted acquisitions,’ along with fortifying their additive manufacturing processes for production of strong, functional parts made from a variety of materials.”

Additionally, “the technology and expertise built thus far by the Molecule Corp. team will also complement Henkel’s current strategies for research and development of new materials and techniques such as inkjet printing.”

As Henkel’s Head of 3D Printing Philipp Loosen explains “Molecule Corp. and Henkel are an excellent fit.  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 Corp.’s Founder and President Ken Kisner concludes: “we are excited to join Henkel.  Henkel’s customer centered approach along with our combined product portfolio will help key industries accelerate the speed of innovation and move 3D printing from prototyping to digital manufacturing.”

Image and Quote Courtesy of 3DPrint

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