Adhesives Research Pte Launches Technical Center in Singapore (10/30)
"The new technical facility will enable Adhesives Research to offer local technical support and custom-coated products for evaluation to its expanding range of customers in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region," said Kären Olson, President and CEO of parent company Adhesives Research, Inc. In addition, the Technical Center in Singapore will build upon Adhesives Research's commitment to responsiveness and service for its Asian customers. Olson and Jackson Tan, Managing Director of the Singapore operations, will be the hosts for this event.
Adhesives Research Singapore is a subsidiary of Adhesives Research, Inc. of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, USA, a global developer and manufacturer of custom pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, coatings, specialty films and laminates. "The Company's Singapore operations were established in 2000 to create an Asian presence for the parent Company's international Electronics business and to service its strategic global OEMs and their supply chains within their regions," said William Stratton, III, General Manager of the Company's Global Electronics Business Unit.
Among the market sectors served by this operation are the Electronics (Hard Disk Drive, Computer Peripherals, Wireless Communication & Semiconductor), Medical (Medical Diagnostics & Devices) and Display (LCDs, plasma displays, LCOS, OLEDs) industries. "Singapore is a global leader in Hard Disk Drive production and having a technical center here positions the Company for significant growth to serve its OEM base," stated Tan.
The Technical Center will be staffed by associates who have trained for the past year at the parent company's R&D center, as well as at its European R&D center in Limerick, Ireland. The Singapore Technical Center will continue to work closely with the R&D centers in the U.S. and Ireland, facilitating the sharing of resources and technologies while offering product development and customization capabilities to help resolve customers' needs for innovative pressure-sensitive solutions.
Plans are to grow the Singapore Technical Center into a full-fledged R&D laboratory, making it the parent company's third strategic research facility in the world. "This Technical Center will also work together with selected Research Institutes in Singapore on new products for the Display and other industries where the Company has a significant presence, including Medical Diagnostics and other advanced Medical applications," said Tan. "The Company also expects to develop relationships with universities and companies who perform analytical testing to facilitate testing of its technologies on state-of-the-art equipment resident at those sites."
To enhance its penetration of the Asian market, Adhesives Research also has sales agents and distributors in Taiwan (Union Chemical & Prisma Biotech) and Japan (Techno Alpha, NTC), who have experience in the parent company's other critical markets and are supportive of growing the Company's customer base in parts of Asia outside of Singapore. Plans are underway to expand our coverage in Thailand and South Korea.
The "Guest of Honor" at this grand opening event will be Mr. Tan Chek Ming, Assistant Managing Director of the Economic Development Board of Singapore. Other invited guests include local customers and their suppliers who Adhesives Research supports with its custom-designed PSA tape technology, as well as representatives of the Company's Asian distributors and members of local media. Adhesives Research's extensive line of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes and specialty coatings, films and laminate products are designed to meet the needs of Medical Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Consumer industries for such markets as In-vitro Diagnostics, Molecular Technology, Medical Devices and Transdermal Drug delivery, as well as Health and Beauty Aids. Adhesives Research's PSA tapes and specialty films are also used in other diverse markets and applications including Electronics, Automotive, Appliance, Hard Disk Drive and Display Screen assembly, and the Pulp and Paper industry.
Founded in 1961, Adhesives Research offers problem-solving capabilities and custom solutions in adhesive polymerization, mixing, adhesive coating, films development and release liner design supported by extensive product development and analytical support. The Company's North American facility has been ISO 9001 registered since 1992 and is also certified to the updated ISO 9001:2000 standard. Adhesives Research achieved AIB certification for its existing cGMP facility this past spring and the Company's Limerick, Ireland facilities were recently certified to ISO 9001:2000 standards.
Adhesives Research, Inc. also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Australia and Colombia, has sales and marketing offices in Great Britain, Germany, and Singapore, and sales representation in Taiwan and Japan. Adhesives Research® is a registered trademark of Adhesives Research, Inc. for engineering and design services in the field of pressure-sensitive adhesive systems.