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Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Medical wearables

Medical wearables have changed healthcare forever. For decades, Henkel adhesives and electronic materials have helped make leading-edge medical devices possible, improving wearability length, tracking, diagnostics, and treatment. Now, with an aging population, the shift from hospital care to remote home care will be even more pronounced. With our industry expertise in adhesive technologies—from medical-grade sensing materials to skin adhesives—we help caregivers improve their quality of care. 

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At a glance


Medical wearables market

Is estimated to grow 19.1% (to $165.5B) by 2032.1


Glucose monitoring

Market will reach $27.26 billion by 2032.2


Increased chronic illness

Seniors needing additional chronic illness care will increase from 14% in 2010 to 21% by 2050.3

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Smarter tracking for better training

German athletes recently leveraged Henkel’s wearable technology to successfully track progress as they trained for and completed the Düsseldorf Marathon. It’s just one example of the growth of medical and consumer wearables—from health patches to glucose monitors to smart glasses.

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Medical electrodes and smart patches

Henkel makes solutions for ECG, TENS, grounding, defibrillation electrodes, and more. We offer a wide range of solutions, including various printable inks for disposable electrical medical devices and assembly solutions for transmitters. 

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Glucose management

Insulin delivery devices play a vital role in maintaining stable blood sugar levels.  Henkel solutions allow engineers to push the limits of form and function for everything from glucose and biomarker monitors to insulin pens.

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Moisture sensors

Henkel’s printable moisture sensors are comfortable to wear and provide real-time updates. Electrically conductive inks made for items such as smart diapers and bed pads reduce costs by increasing throughput to support a growing geriatric population.

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Skin bonding/pressure-sensitive adhesives 

Our skin-friendly adhesives are designed to keep products in place under any conditions. Our designs work in various applications, such as long-term skin bonding and double-sided tie layers, and we deliver value with customized business solutions.

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