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Henkel Ireland

Address: Whitestown Business Park, Whitestown Rd, Whitestown, Dublin 24, D24 VK02

Henkel Ireland has announced plans to establish a major Additive Manufacturing project in Tallaght.

The new Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) project, will employ 40 highly skilled scientists and engineers who will develop new advanced materials for use in precision manufacturing industries, such as medical devices, automotive and aerospace.

The global company already has a significant manufacturing and R&D operation at its Tallaght plant in South Dublin, for the production of a wide range of adhesive technologies. Henkel also owns beauty care, laundry and home care divisions. The company is the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer.

Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business unit is developing novel materials customized for various 3D Printing processes and technologies and is constantly expanding partnerships with global technology leaders.

Ireland was selected because of the country’s strength in high value medical device R&D and manufacturing, coupled with a growing investment profile in Additive Manufacturing. Henkel’s R&D team based in Tallaght has a wealth of scientific knowledge and experience in developing adhesive technologies with existing capability to develop 3D printing materials.

In Ireland, Henkel employees approximately 400 staff at its three sites: Tallaght (Adhesives R&D, production, bottling & packaging); Ballyfermot (adhesives manufacturing); Little Island, Cork (DYLON Colour Catcher manufacturing).

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No of jobs: 40
Job title: scientists and engineers
Jobs take effect: not stated