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
Ashland
Bostik, Inc.
Catbridge Machinery
Chemsultants International, Inc.
Dow Adhesives
Eastman Chemical Company
Elkem Silicones
Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
H.B. Fuller Company
Henkel Adhesive Technologies
Hero Coatings Inc. Functional Coatings
IST America Corporation
Kraton Corporation
Mayzo, Inc.
Milliken and Company
Mondi Engineered Materials GmbH
Neenah Paper
Nitto, Inc.
Pinova – Subsidiary of DRT
Pixelle
Potsdam Specialty Paper Inc.
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.

Debra Myers
US Sales Manager
Debra.Myers@ahlstrom-munksjo.com

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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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Ashland Specialty Ingredients
Ashland is recognized as a world leader for high performance pressure sensitive adhesives, laminating adhesives and specialty coatings to the Packaging and Converting industry. Ashland delivers “tailor-made” solvent, emulsion, and radiation cure technologies to meet customer specific application requirements.

Cathy Boysko
Director of Sales Packaging and Converting
cdboysko@ashland.com

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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.

Tyler Derus
Market Manager, Advanced Packaging
Tyler.derus@bostik.com

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Catbridge Machinery
Catbridge Machinery designs and manufactures innovative slitter rewinders and converting equipment. With a continuous focus on productivity, the company has developed several advanced technologies that significantly reduce downtime, cut waste, and improve quality. Catbridge builds machinery for diverse markets, including high-performance slitters optimized for pressure sensitive tapes and films. All machines are tailored to exact customer materials and processes. Catbridge can also provide complete engineered-to-order solutions.

Steve Crossett
Sales Manager
scrossett@catbridge.com

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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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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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Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global leader in raw materials for the adhesives and polymer modification industries, offering the broadest technology and product portfolio together with global manufacturing sites and an extensive sales and technology support network to give you a wealth of formulating and innovation options. Eastman tackifying resins and polymers provide the tack, shear strength, peel, light color, clarity and other characteristics needed to deliver outstanding performance for industrial, consumer and specialty tape applications.

Philip Byers
Business Director, Resins
pibyers@eastman.com

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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. We have a broad range of standard products and a significant number of custom products that we have developed for customer specific applications. Our ability to develop individualized solutions to meet targeted performance specifications, such as peel, shear and tack properties to a variety of substrates, is unmatched by other adhesives manufacturers in the Northeast.

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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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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.

Ben Milazzo
President
bmilazzo@mayzo.com

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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

Gary Allen
Senior Account Manager
Gary.Allen@Milliken.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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Neenah Paper
For more than 100 years, Neenah, Inc. has been the market leader in the creation and manufacturing of specialty papers for premium writing, text, cover, digital, packaging, and label applications.

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Nitto, Inc.
Nitto is a global pioneer of state of the art technology. Founded in 1918 to produce electrical insulation materials, Nitto has grown to be a leader in the energy materials, industrial tapes, environmental solution, optronics, and life sciences markets. Nitto contributes to the daily lives of individuals and the future of industry with our ability to generate innovative and unique solutions. Our proprietary technologies turn ocean water into drinking water, make transportation safer, create sharper LCD displays, and keep homes warm and dry, among others. Innovation and originality are important parts of our company values, and we never stop inventing.

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Pinova - Subsidiary of DRT
Pinova is the industry leader in providing rosin and polyterpene resin innovations for over a century. Formerly Hercules Specialty Resins, Pinova is the trusted choice of the world's foremost companies for specialty rosins and polyterpene resins when performance is critical.

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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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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.

Thierry Razat
Adhesives Market Director
thierry.razat@crayvalleyus.com

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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