Pritt is a brand of adhesives, tapes, KidsArt, correction, and fixing products designed and marketed by Henkel, an international company with its headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany. Pritt invented the world’s first glue stick, also known as the Pritt Stick, which is a solid adhesive in a twistable casing used in home, school and office environments.
In 1967, Henkel researcher Dr Wolfgang Dierichs and his team developed a glue stick that resembled a lipstick in a twistable casing. The Pritt stick was first marketed in 1969, and by 1971 was available in 38 countries. In 2001 the Pritt stick was successfully tested on board the International Space Station and was awarded Space Proof Quality.