“Functional coatings are one of our main search fields for accelerating growth within our Adhesive Technologies business,” explained Paolo Bavaj, head of corporate venturing at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “Kriya has already proven the capability of its innovative solutions across different applications and markets and offers a versatile platform which complements our existing technologies. Together we aim to leverage the technology across Henkel´s broad customer base in our global markets such as electronics and automotive.”
Kriya was founded in 2006 and developed anti-static coatings for Plasma TVs based on proprietary technology acquired through a spin-off from Philips. After the decline of the Plasma TV market in 2014 the company successfully leveraged its metal oxide nanotechnology platform and coating formulation expertise to develop tailored coating formulations and master batches for various markets.
Today, Kriya’s portfolio includes customized products that provide properties such as anti-reflection, anti-soiling, anti-static, near infrared light management or anti-scratch enhancement. The technology boosts the energy generation of solar modules and enhance the light generation in OLED and LED lighting. In addition, Kriya offers a large portfolio of products to enhance the durability and user experience of surfaces, such as those for displays.