Adhesives Research Receives ISO 13485 Medical Device Certification


GLEN ROCK, Pa. (January 24, 2011) – Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading independent developer and manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, specialty coatings, films and laminates, recently received ISO 13485 certification for the company’s North American manufacturing facility in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. 

Committed to continuous improvement, Adhesives Research undertook the more demanding medical device certification as part of its commitment to enhancing the design, development, and manufacture of components for use in medical devices and pharmaceutical applications.  This certification is a supplement to the company’s existing ISO 9001 standards and further enhances the procedures and requirements for managing and maintaining a continuously validated state. 

“The ISO 13485 certification makes us stronger as a company and more competitive in the marketplace because it builds confidence with our current client base, while proving to prospects that we are willing to take our quality standards to a higher level,” states Susan McIlnay, Director of Quality and Compliance for Adhesives Research, Inc. “We can prove that our products and processes are tightly controlled to meet the demanding needs of this industry, an important factor that medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers consider as they evaluate potential suppliers.” 

With more than 450 employees worldwide, Adhesives Research is one of the world’s leading independent developers and manufacturers of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, specialty coatings, films, and laminates.  Founded in 1961, Adhesives Research offers problem-solving capabilities and custom solutions in adhesive polymerization, mixing, adhesive coating and release liner design supported by extensive product development and analytical support.      

Adhesives Research’s pressure-sensitive adhesives are used around the world in medical diagnostics and devices, wound care, and pharmaceuticals/transdermals, as well as in electronics, displays, wireless telecommunications, window fabrication, and the pulp and paper industry.  Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Adhesives Research also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland, has sales and marketing offices in Great Britain, China and Singapore; and sales representation in Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand.

For more information on Adhesives Research and its products, call 1-800-445-6240
(1-717-235-7979 outside North Ame
rica) or visit our web site at 

Adhesives Research® is a registered service mark of Adhesives Research, Inc., for engineering and design services in the field of pressure-sensitive adhesive systems.