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Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Sports shoes

Speed and cost are two big challenges facing footwear manufacturers and designers, but Henkel’s range of adhesive products support innovation in the manufacturing process. Our eco-friendly adhesive solutions also help in cleaning, priming, stock fitting, and assembly, driving green and efficient manufacturing.


At a glance


footwear market

As of 2022, the global footwear market size was valued over $409B.
*Footwear Market Research, 2032


athletic footwear market

The global athletic footwear market reached this size in 2023.
*Transparency Market Research

Up to 7x

reduction in Carbon emissions

Henkel estimates adhesive innovations will help streamline footwear manufacturing for this result.

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  • Fashion

  • Dress shoes

Sport shoes
Shoes with a smaller footprint
Henkel works toward innovations that can enhance people's lives, while consuming less resources. Materials and manufacturing are the biggest contributors to the CO2 footprint of athletic shoes, so this has received special attention.



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Athletic shoes/sneakers

Athletic shoe manufacturers need to create the highest performing footwear, while also overcoming rising costs and increased demand for greener production. Henkel's expertise in automation and simplification, plus our wide range of adhesive solutions, help manufacturers achieve all three goals.

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Vulcanized shoes

Rubber needs excellent bonding and workability in production lines. Henkel’s specialized adhesive solutions are perfect for the construction of popular rubber-centric fashion sneakers, which are growing in popularity.

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