Trying to quit smoking through a nicotine patch? Calling a friend on your cell phone? Waiting out the results of a home pregnancy test? Products made by Adhesives Research could well be part of your experience.
This week’s Cool Stuff Being Made video takes a look at the world of laminates, adhesive films, coatings and tapes, all highlighted during a 40-minute tour of the Glen Rock, Penn., plant of Adhesives Research.
Our guide is George Cramer, vice president for marketing and commercial development, who describes in crystal-clear terms the amazing variety of uses for the company’s products — 80 percent of which are custom-made, that is, intended for just one customer. Adhesives Research, founded in 1961, serves five key markets:
Medical – medical devices and diagnostics, wound care and molecular technology Pharmaceutical – unique components for transdermal, oral and topical drug delivery Electronics – disk drives, handheld devices, semiconductors, displays, conductive technologies and general electronics assembly Engineered Tapes – window fabrication, automotive, technical textiles and specialty fabrics, and general industrial bonding and assembly Splicing – repulpable and non-repulpable splicing tapes for the pulp and paper industry
R&D plays a huge role in the company’s success, and Mr. Cramer explains the manufacturing and quality-control processes, as well.
Tip of our hat — no adhesives there — to our friends at the Pennsylvania Cable Network for sending the video of the plant tour our way. And continued good business to Adhesives Research, definitely a world leader in their corner of industry.
To see this week’s Cool Stuff Being Made video, please click here.
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