About Adhesives Research

Adhesives Research is your expert developer and manufacturer of high-performance self-adhesive tapes, specialty films, coatings, laminates, and release liners.

Committed to develop high-performance adhesive tapes by:

  • Partnering with our customers
  • Unique development capabilities
  • Broad product range for demanding applications

Established in 1961, AR’s modest beginnings originated in a converted garage to develop specialty adhesive-coated materials and processing equipment to meet the evolving needs of the graphics arts label market.

Through several moves and expansions, AR grew significantly, continuing to add new capabilities and technologies that enabled the company to address the unmet needs of new markets. Rapid growth led to facility expansions in the USA, South America (1980), Europe (1999) and Asia (2000). With our global headquarter in Glen Rock, PA and regional headquarter Limerick, Ireland, today the company’s facilities span over 250 acres, cover over 300,000+ square feet of development and manufacturing space and employ over 300 experienced associates.

Adhesives Research is serving four distinctive markets:

  • Healthcare. We develop and manufacture expert products for diabetes care wearables, and diagnostics devices.

  • Electronics. Develops and manufactures self-adhesive tapes for Solar, Smart Glass, EV Battery, Display and HDD markets.

  • Industrial Tapes. Our products are suitable for applications in Automotive, Aerospace, Building & Construction as well as General Industrial.

  • Splicing Tapes. Typical use in Paper & Pulp, Flexible Packaging and Personal Hygiene manufacturing processes.

For over 60 years, we have positioned ourselves as a leader in our field through the continuous development of our core technologies and capabilities. Today we remain an independent and family-owned company, committed to working with customers as our partners in the development of application-specific products that fill your unmet material needs.

Mission Statement

To develop and manufacture innovative adhesive systems, coatings and laminates for enhancing the performance of our customers’ products around the globe.

Guiding Principles

To be the best there is in the heart of our business.

To have a work environment that treats everyone with respect and actively fosters both teamwork and individual development.

To be the most effective company in our field at partnering with our customers in developing and producing specialized products.

To have profitable growth so that we can continuously improve and increase our capabilities.

To talk straight and do what we say we are going to do.

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