Michael Todd, corporate vice president and global head of innovation and new business development, paint adhesive technology at Henkel said: "with our broad material portfolio and customer base across diverse industries, Henkel is able to champion custom 3D solutions. This, combined with HP's vision for open materials innovation, enables us to develop materials and applications."
Henkel added that it is "convinced that the technology developed by HP will enable industrial manufacturers to reap the benefits of additive manufacturing. By creating an open ecosystem architecture, the HP platform will accelerate the development of better performing materials that meet individual customer and market needs."
The firm added that by combining the knowledge of the two companies it will be possible to introduce 3D printing in industrial manufacturing more quickly.