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IPS Structural Adhesive invests in new capacity, technology and brand

News International-French

28 Mar 2011

IPS Structural Adhesives is leveraging its merger with Holdtite Adhesives Ltd. to create a new brand, expand production capacity and introduce new technologies to a broader array of markets.

This expansion, heralded by Holdtite’s recently completed move to a new facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear, UK, includes new investment in people, technology, equipment and processes. These investments allow IPS Structural Adhesives to offer a broader product portfolio of structural and engineered adhesive solutions while focusing on new product and application development. The new facility will further facilitate product delivery to customers, enabling shipping times of three days to anywhere in Europe.


IPS Structural Adhesives has also announced plans to merge its premier brands, Weld-On, Holdtite, and Macroplexx into a single brand. The new SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesives Solutions brand will debut at the JEC Composites show in Paris as it brings together two global leaders in the adhesive solutions industry. This dynamic new combination ensures the ability of SCIGRIP to meet the ever-changing needs of the marine, transportation, construction, signage and solid surface industries. “We take seriously our commitment to be true solutions providers for our customers and this merger will enhance our abilities with a much broader technology platform,” said John Reeves, President of IPS Structural Adhesives Corporation. “Weld-On, Holdtite, and Macroplexx have strong research and development teams focused on addressing our customers’ specific application demands with proven solutions. It’s a great marriage of two strong product lines.”


The new SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesive Solutions corporate symbol is represented by white and black lettering on an encircled field of blue and white. The new brand icon reflects the company’s strong commitment to R & D and its focus on product development. The enfolding white and blue colors represent the blending of two strong product lines while underscoring the company’s manufacturing superiority, environmental responsibility, and commitment to client success.


“SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesive Solutions is focused on helping clients figure out the best approach for their enterprise. We take the time to listen, understand our clients’ business goals and then recommend the right solution for success,” said Paul Nelson, Commercial Director of UK operations. “It’s what’s effective for them, not what we want to sell. That’s practical. Creative people drawing on global resources, finding new ways to do things – that’s innovation – that’s smart.”


With the joining of the Holdtite, Macroplexx and Weld-On brands, SCIGRIP Smart Adhesive Solutions product offerings have expanded to include industry-leading technologies in 10:1 and 1:1 Methylmethacrylate (MMA), Anaerobic, Cyanoacrylate (CA) and Ultra Violet (UV) cure adhesives. SCIGRIP products are environmentally responsible, low volatile organic compound (VOC) adhesives.


Keith Darnell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing stated, “The SCIGRIP mission is to provide the strongest, most trusted adhesive solutions with the flexibility to meet ever-changing assembly techniques. With the vision and knowhow to create scientifically advanced products that save time and energy, SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesive Solutions delivers unsurpassed value and unmatched flexibility, changing the way people put things together.”


SCIGRIP offers smarter adhesive solutions and superior application support while helping its customers optimize costs and achieve their product vision.