Düsseldorf – Being a leading materials and solutions provider in the global coatings market, Henkel Adhesive Technologies further strengthens its expertise in this highly innovative field: Henkel invests into US-based advanced materials start-up NBD Nanotechnologies (NBD Nano).
“As part of our innovation strategy at Adhesive Technologies we have established a strong scouting process for new technologies and applications”, said Michael Todd, Global Head of Innovation & New Business Development at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “The investment in NBD Nano demonstrates our commitment to collaborate with promising start-ups that provide access to cutting-edge future technologies.”
NBD Nano, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is an advanced materials startup with expertise in adjusting surface properties such as repellency or adhesion. Through its proprietary platform technology, the company is creating additives for plastics and coatings which provide customized surface solutions that are both durable and adaptive. NBD Nano’s technology can be used in manifold applications – from electronics and consumer goods to automotive. Its product offerings include RepelShellTM coating additives that provide excellent water repellency to car glass and DirtBlockTM coatings that significantly reduce the dirt pick-up on solar modules or
architectural glass at buildings.
“Functional coatings are one of our key search fields for future innovations in our Adhesive Technologies business,” said Paolo Bavaj, Head of Corporate Venturing at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “Based on its robust technology platform, NBD Nano has demonstrated the ability to provide cost-effective surface solutions with unique and durable performances for a large variety of applications and on many different substrates.”
Basis for accelerated commercialization
For NBD Nano, the Series B funding round lies the basis for accelerated commercialization and customer adoption of its products. “We are ready for the next phase of commercialization. With Henkel, the global leader in the adhesives market, as one of our investors we are looking forward to integrating our innovative solutions in the commercial marketplace,” said Deckard Sorensen, President of NBD Nano.
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2016, Henkel reported sales of 18.7 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 3.2 billion euros. Combined sales of the
respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted to more than 6 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.
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