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Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Dress shoes

Circularity and efficiency are major themes of the shoe manufacturing industry, that Henkel can help address by accelerating innovation in production and focusing on low-carbon materials. Henkel collaborates with top brands to improve designs for dress shoes and sandals, while decreasing carbon footprints and meeting production safety standards. Our objective is to become more efficient in the face of ever rising labor costs.


At a glance


pairs of leather shoes


Over 3.36 billion leather shoes are expected to sell annually by 2028.
*Source: Statista Leather Footwear - Worldwide


leather footwear market


The leather footwear segment generated a revenue of $129.30B in 2023.
*Source: Statista Leather Footwear - Worldwide


expected value


of worldwide leather market. Leather goods and footwear market is set to reach $708.7B by 2030.
*Source: Acumen Research and Consulting Leather Market and Region Forecast, 2022 - 2030

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Accelerating sustainable shoe production

Chennai, India – Witness Henkel's groundbreaking eco-friendly solutions for the footwear industry at the India International Leather Fair (IILF) 2023. The fair showcases innovations in adhesives, reducing carbon footprint and enhancing efficiency.


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Dress shoes and sandals

Dress shoes and sandals are commonly made of leather, synthetic PU, and other man-made materials, which are not always easy to bond together. Henkel’s portfolio of adhesives are up for the challenge, while also offering low odor and sustainability.

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