AFFILIATE SUPPLIERS

PSTC invites industry suppliers to join tape manufacturers in building channel alliances through the PSTC Affiliate Supplier Member program. Suppliers and manufacturers together identify challenges and seek solutions – all directed to advancing the use of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes.

 

Ahlstrom-Munksjo
Arkema Coating Resins
ASO LLC
BASF
Bostik, Inc.
Catbridge Machinery
Channeled Resources Group
Chemsultants International, Inc.
ChemQuest
Dietze & Schell Manufacturing Solutions, LLC
Dow Adhesives
Felix Schoeller

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
H.B. Fuller Company
Henkel Adhesive Technologies
Hero Coatings
IST America Corporation
Kraton Corporation
Loparex
Mayzo, Inc.
Milliken and Company
Mondi Engineered Materials GmbH
Mativ
Pixelle Specialty Solutions
Potsdam Specialty Paper Inc.
Savaré I.C. Srl
Sekisui Voltek LLC
Synthomer
Total Cray Valley
Wacker Chemical Corporation

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö
Ahlstrom provides innovative fiber-based materials with a function in everyday life. We are committed to growing and creating stakeholder value by proving the best performing sustainable fiber-based materials. Our products are used in everyday applications such as filters, medical fabrics, life science and diagnostics, wallcoverings, tapes, and food and beverage packaging.

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Arkema Coating Resins
A global, integrated manufacturer of quality polymer systems for PSA, coatings and sealants.  We manufacture these materials using a broad base of raw materials and technologies.  We supply water based latex polymers, solvent based polymers and powder resins for a wide variety of end use markets.

Patrick Shulack
Account and Market Development Manager – PSA
patrick.shulack@arkema.com

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ASO LLC
With its heritage and namesake relating back to Japan’s largest and most powerful volcano (Mount ASO), ASO is a privately held world class manufacturer of first aid products including but not limited to adhesive bandages.

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BASF
BASF is a leading global manufacturer of adhesive raw materials. With our dispersions, resins and additives as well as technical expertise, we support customers in developing environmentally friendly high performance adhesives. Our portfolio of acrylic emulsion polymers, styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) emulsion polymers, and ultraviolet (UV) curable acrylic hot melt polymers can be used to produce high performance labels, tapes and graphic arts in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

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Bostik, Inc.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, we have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape people’s daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. Bostik is a company of Arkema and employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 40 countries.

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Catbridge Machinery
Catbridge Machinery builds high-performance slitter rewinders that expertly handle a variety of products including pressure sensitives, tapes, and films. Our machines safely and effectively increase throughput, improve finished roll quality, and reduce waste. From unwind to rewind, all models integrate innovative technologies that deliver results.

Tanya Becker
Sales Coordinator
sales@catbridge.com
973-808-0029

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Channeled Resources Group
Channeled Resources Group is a manufacturer of direct coated and poly extruded release liners.  We're a women-owned, 3rd generation family business, and we're in the market to serve our customers above all else. Our Release Liner Division is an ISO 9001 certified one-stop source for custom silicone coating. We offer a diverse range of solutions from high-end technical applications to basic uses, specializing in a wide variety of basis weights, calipers, and release coatings. Channeled Resources has something for everyone; let our skilled sales staff develop the product that best suits your needs. 

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Chemsultants International Inc.
Chemsultants International is an ever growing and innovating company dedicated to providing cutting edge product solutions to its clients. We’re different than other research, product development or testing labs. Our scientists provide a complete range of services related to adhesives, coatings, labels, tapes, and packaging material applications. You probably use products every day that have been developed and tested in our labs. Everything from hydrocolloid medical devices to scented fish decals have come through our doors as an idea and emerged as a successful product.

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ChemQuest
The ChemQuest group is a global consulting firm focused on the adhesives, materials, and specialty chemicals industry. We offer business strategy, M&A Advisory, new technology and product development, and continuous improvement/ESG services, training and consulting.

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Dow Adhesives
Dow Adhesives and Dow Performance Silicones develop solutions for the pressure sensitive applications industry. As Dow businesses, they combine core strengths of R&D, technical support, industry expertise and worldwide geographic reach to deliver innovative technologies to customers. Dow Adhesives provides a comprehensive portfolio of formulated acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives, binders and coatings for a wide variety of applications. Product innovations include higher-solids carton sealing tape adhesives; label and overlamination adhesives offering improved converting performance; and low-formaldehyde textile and nonwoven binders. Dow Performance Silicones offers a comprehensive range of silicone release coatings, adhesives, performance enhancers, and process aids for pressure sensitive applications. Product advancements include thermal cure, low platinum solventless, solvent-based and emulsion silicone release technology, and the industry’s first solventless silicone pressure sensitive adhesive.

Dave Keely
Technical Sales Manager
Dow Adhesives
DKeely@dow.com

Joanna Giovanoli Potts
Americas Market Manager
Packaging Industries
j.giovanoli@dowcorning.com

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Felix Schoeller
Felix Schoeller has been a leading manufacturer of specialty paper products since 1895. The company manufactures silicone coated release liners for a variety of adhesive markets and applications. Liner attributes include, various release levels and differentials, dimensional stability, heat resistance, die-cutting compatibility, and further customization if required

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Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, produces pressure sensitive adhesives for tapes and labels used on consumer packaged goods, office products and more. Under our trusted Acrynax, Covinax and Micronax brands, we produce a complete offering of high-performance removable, permanent and specialty pressure sensitive adhesives to meet specific label requirements for many different surfaces.

Zhaohui Sun
Vice President
zhaohuisun@franklininternational.com

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H.B. Fuller Company
Since 1887, H.B. Fuller has been a leasing global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2019 net revenue of approximately $3 billion, H.B. Fuller's commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world's biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in electronics, disposable hygiene, health and beauty, transportation, aerospace, clean energy, packaging, construction, woodworking general industries and other consumer business. And, our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive.

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Henkel Adhesive Technologies
Henkel's Pressure Sensitive Adhesives team offers innovation, application expertise, quality and consistency, and global security of supply. Innovation is at the heart of the value we create for every customer. Henkel's broad portfolio of pressure sensitive adhesives is backed by technical and application expertise that helps you innovate and grow. DURO-TAK® Solvent acrylic products are high performance adhesives designed to meet demanding applications in graphics and tapes. DURO-TAK® R Solution rubber resins stand up to demanding industrial applications that require high tack with a balance of adhesion and holding properties. TECHNOMELT® PS hot melt adhesives are designed to optimize coater line speed in labeling, tape and other applications requiring high tack. Our latest innovative product line,DURO-TAK® UV hot melt products are cross-linked by exposure to ultraviolet light and offer a 100% solids alternative to conventional solution acrylics.

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Hero Coatings
Hero Coatings has over 50 years experience in the development and manufacturing of solvent-based adhesives and hot melt adhesives. We have a broad range of standard products and a significant number of custom products that we have developed for customer specific applications. We have the ability to develop individualized solutions to meet targeted performance specifications, such as peel, shear and tack properties to a variety of substrates.

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IST America Corporation
IST METZ GmbH is a manufacturing company with international operations based in Nürtingen, in Southern Germany. About 550 employees are currently working for the IST Metz company group. For more than 40 years, the company has been producing systems for curing ink and coatings using UV light. The UV systems cure inks, varnishes, silicones, adhesives, resins and other materials in fractions of a second. The IST Metz group offers its customers the world’s largest product portfolio of high-performance UV lamp and UV LED systems. The range of services is supplemented by hot-air/infrared drying systems and excimer technology.

Chris Davis
Head of Sales – Web & Industrial Systems
chris.davis@usa.ist-uv.com

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Kraton Chemical
Kraton Corporation (NYSE "KRA") is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of chemical intermediates into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, flavors and fragrances and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in over 70 countries worldwide.

Vaneese M. Bell
Senior Manager, Global MarComm Team
Vaneese.Bell@kraton.com

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Loparex
Loparex is the leading global manufacturer of release liners and engineered films, serving customers in eight key markets: Graphics, Tapes & Electronics, Building & Construction, Health Care, Hygiene, Label, Composites, and Developing Applications. Loparex offers in-depth technical expertise and industry-leading production technology across operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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Mayzo, Inc.
Mayzo provides additives such as antioxidants, UV absorbers and stabilizers, optical brighteners, photoinitiators and release agents to manufacturers of polymers resins, adhesives, rubber, ink, coatings, caulks and sealants. Mayzo produces innovative polypropylene modifiers to enhance impact properties, breathability and improve processing in injection molding, thermoforming, film and pipe applications. Mayzo is a custom producer of blends in various product forms to meet customer requirements. As of April 1, 2010 Mayzo was granted the exclusive rights to manage BASF’s antioxidant sales into the adhesives business segments in US and Canada. On September 15, 2011 BASF added the Oppanol (PIB) exclusive rights for resale to certain adhesive markets in the USA.

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Milliken and Company
Innovation has been at the heart of Milliken’s success since 1865. It has shaped who we are and what we do. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding new and creative ways to enhance people’s lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable, and more beautiful. Our expansive team of researchers, engineers and technicians form the hub of discovery at Milliken. Today we have one of the largest textile research facilities in the world, with a focus on taking a fresh approach to solving problems. Our testing and analysis facilities span the gamut from microscopy and analytical equipment to pyrotechnic and physical testing facilities. With corporate headquarters in Spartanburg, SC and manufacturing facilities located throughout the U.S. and Europe, and sales and service operations throughout the Americas and Europe, Milliken’s nearly 7,000 associates invite you to work with us.

Josh Copeland
Director of Sales and Marketing
Josh.Copeland@Miliken.com

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Mondi Engineered Materials GmbH
Mondi is a leading global supplier of silicone-coated and specialty release liners, specifically designed for the pressure-sensitive adhesives industry. Given the broad range of adhesive applications and components available today, we customize our release liner to specifically address your product requirements. The applications we serve include Tapes, graphic arts, medical, hygiene, fiber composites, labels and others.

Rakesh Kumar
Business Solutions Manager, NA
rakesh.kumar@mondigroup.com

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Mativ
Mativ’s wide variety of Tapes, Tape Backings, Industrial Nets, Industrial Labels, Abrasives, Medical Packaging and Technical Specialty Papers meet an array of needs across many industries. For our industrial customers, we find the potential in the impossible.

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Pixelle
Pixelle Specialty Solutions® is a leading North American paper manufacturer headquartered in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. With over 150 years of leadership, our manufacturing facilities mark the birthplace of modern papermaking. Today, we leverage generations of experience to continue our legacy of innovation and develop custom paper solutions for our customers.

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Potsdam Specialty Papers Inc.
Potsdam Specialty Paper Inc. (PSPI) is recognized as a worldwide leader in researching, developing and manufacturing specialty latex, acrylic and other saturated base papers. PSPI combines expertise in superior fiber based products that require demanding performance specifications, innovative materials and coating acumen with our exceptional service and support for customers around the globe.

Joel P. Behm
Operations Business Leader
joel.behm@pspi.us.com

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Savaré I.C. Srl
Savaré is a family-owned company with almost one hundred years of research and innovation experience in the field of industrial adhesives. The technological expertise developed through the decades provides the main ingredient to realize products with a true impact on everyday life. Since the 70's, the company has focused its activity on the production and supply of high quality and high performance hot-melt adhesives, serving specific and sophisticated industries, including building & construction, industrial & technical tapes, labels and specialty PSAs. Headquartered in Milan with production facilities in Italy and USA, Savaré operates on an international basis, serving worldwide markets with industrial adhesives of outstanding quality.

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Sekisui Voltek LLC
Sekisui Voltek is the global leader in the development of high-performance flexible polyolefin substrates. Sekisui Voltek has been the North American leading manufacturer of polyolefin foam substrates for over 40 years. As a US-based company, we make it easier for you to get product design assistance and product development support when you need it, with local convenience and economy. Sekisui Voltek has two primary foam processes; Volara® - Irradiation crosslinked polyolefin foam in roll form, and laminated sheet form and Volextra® -an extrusion coated Volara composite available in both rolls and sheets. Volara® HP series foams provide both precise density control and precision cross web gauge control in a high density thin foam design. Volextra composites can include the Volara HP series with a thin coating for improved performance. Our Volextra process offers a unique and flexible extrusion coating capability. Using state of the art technology, solid plastic is permanently melt bonded to our Volara foams.

Mark Hatch
Director, Tape and Healthcare
mark.hatch@sekisuivoltek.com

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Synthomer
Synthomer is one of the world’s foremost suppliers of aqueous polymers and has leadership positions in many markets. Our polymers help customers create new products and enhance the performance of existing products in key industries such as adhesives, coatings, construction, textiles, paper and synthetic latex gloves. Through acquisitions and organic growth, Synthomer continues to grow its global manufacturing network, expand its product portfolio and boost its geographical presence, allowing it to better serve new and existing customers around the world. Discover how our products enhance our customers’ products and processes.

Graeme Roan
Global Product Manager – Adhesives
Graeme.Roan@Synthomer.com

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Total Cray Valley
Total Cray Valley is a global organization, part of the Total Group, dedicated to supplying specialty material as a preferred supplier in the adhesive marketplace. Our organization manufactures and supplies diene-based liquid homopolymers and copolymers and polyols, C5 and C9 hydrocarbon tackifying resins, styrene-maleic anhydride copolymers and derivatives, and metallic monomer salts of acrylic and methacrylic acid. Our goal is to work with every customer to provide value-added specialty materials that increase the performance of their products. Total Cray Valley offers products under the Ricon®, Ricobond®, Poly bd®, Krasol™, Wingtack®, Norsolene®, and SMA® brand names.

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Wacker Chemical Corporation
Wacker Chemical Corporation manufactures silicone release coatings, silicone pressure sensitive adhesives and vinyl acetate- ethylene copolymer dispersions that find a wide variety of application in the pressure sensitive industry. As wholly owned subsidiary of Wacker Chemie AG based in Munich, we bring our global resources and knowledge to support customers in the North American Market. With well-known trades names such as DEHESIVE® Silicone Release Coatings and VINNAPAS® VAE Dispersions, Wacker has built a reputation as a reliable partner in the pressure sensitive industries.

Terry McEwen
Global key Account Manager
terence.McEwen@wacker.com