Henkel is planning to establish a multi-million 3D printing operation in Tallaght, Ireland, according to a report published by the Irish Times.
The new project will be sited at Henkel’s existing Dublin facility, and will create 400 jobs. Henkel is said to be planning to focus on creating new chemistries and technologies for 3D printing.
“As the world’s largest adhesive company, Henkel is uniquely positioned t accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing / industrial 3D printing, Many of the materials and equipment technology are complementary to our existing adhesive business and we already have strong relationships with many of the early adopters through this,” Matthew Holloway, Henkel Technology Centre Director told the Irish Times.
“The specific project in Tallaght builds on the existing talent and expertise we have on site regarding light cure adhesive technology, and also the materials used in post processing.”