Adhesives Research Corporate Fact Sheet


  • Founded in 1961, with corporate headquarters in Glen Rock, PA, since 1974
  • Approximately 300 associates worldwide
  • Permanently independent, privately owned company
  • A leading global developer and manufacturer of custom, high performance, pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), tapes, specialty coatings, films, laminates, product authentication and engineered fiber technologies.
  • Adhesives Research (AR) develops and manufactures high-performance, pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, coatings, specialty films and laminates for global customers in from our world class manufacturing facilities in Glen Rock, PA, USA and Limerick Ireland. AR serves two key market segments globally:
    • Healthcare – comprising medical diagnostic and device components, wound care, molecular diagnostics, components for transdermal and topical drug delivery.
    • Electronics & Engineering Solutions – comprising components for disk drives, handheld devices, semiconductors, displays, solar panels, grounding and interconnect devices, window fabrication, automotive, technical textiles and specialty fabrics, general industrial bonding and assembly, repulpable and non-repulpable splicing tapes for pulp and paper and other roll processing industries.
    • ARx, LLC, a subsidiary of AR, is a client-focused, custom developer and cGMP manufacturer of specialty drug delivery systems including oral thin films and transdermal patches for the pharmaceutical industry. Visit

Facilities and Manufacturing

  • cGMP, 21 CRF 210 & 211 Compliant (ARx, LLC), ISO 9001/13485 manufacturing, technical center and sales office in Glen Rock, PA, USA (240,000 square-feet on over 200 acres)
  • ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 7 clean room manufacturing, technical center and sales office in Limerick, Ireland (45,000 square feet)
  • Representative offices in Singapore and Shanghai, China

Core Competencies and Capabilities

  • 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.
  • Employs a unique, team-based approach to custom product development including world-class innovation, process engineering, manufacturing and quality.
  • cGMP processing (ARx, LLC)
  • ISO 9001 certified in North America and Europe.
  • ISO 13485 certified in North America and Europe.
  • ISO 14001 certified in Europe and pursuing in North America.
  • ISO 7 certified in Europe