Why Adchem?

Simply put - for 50 years Adchem has manufactured 100’s of millions of square yards of high performance pressure sensitive adhesive tapes. Our products consistently out-perform our competition in the design, development and manufacture of single and double sided tapes, transfer tapes, foam tapes and custom coatings.


We primarily serve North American markets with products Proudly Made In America including:


  • Abrasives and Polishing
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Flexographics
  • Gaskets and Seals
  • Graphics
  • Medical Devices
  • NVH
  • Packaging
  • Skin Contact
  • Sterilization Pouches
  • Transportation
  • Vibration Damping
  • Weather Stripping
  • Wide Format Print Mounting


  • Adchem was established in 1965 and has been under continuous management and ownership for 50 years.


    We are certified under Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Responsible Tape Manufacturer (RTM) rigorous audited standards. We are leaders in the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council, American Architectural Manufacturers Association, Gasket Fabricators Association, and participate in TAPPI and AMICAL organizations. Our development and production facilities covers almost 5 acres of ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturing. Our ISO 17025 certified laboratory serves both our customers and our internal process quality assurance labs.


    We currently employ 115 people including experienced and respected executives, PhD led researchers, engineers, managers, production specialists, chemists, and process managers. Adchem currently manufactures over 275 different acrylic, rubber and hybrid adhesive systems with hundreds of other formulations available. Our annual Capacity in excess of 30 million Square Yards of coated surfaces.


    Continual research in the latest adhesives technology serving major North American markets with hundreds of documented and demanding applications. Adchem is large enough to meet the production needs for small, medium, and large organizations; nimble enough to react to efficiently respond to unique product requirements.


    Complete traceability from raw material components through all processes to your end product. Documented and practiced quality management system from order entry through manufacturing to our customers.


    Our products meet many automotive specifications and our break through window and door construction products are certified to meet all AAMA requirements glazing, SDL muntin bars, flashing and seaming tapes.


    Technical Service:

    Adchem technical services provide a wide array of testing services at your disposal, including comparative analysis; application simulation; and A2LA accredited testing per our scope of accreditation.


    New Product Development:

    Adchem has the ability to customize products to meet application and fabrication requirements. Development projects are led by PhD chemists with executive involvement and engineering support successfully running 60 -80 projects per year.


    Manufacturing:

    With three 63 inch wide production coating lines and three pilot lines, Adchem has the capacity to coat in excess of 30 million square yards annually. Our converting facilities provide slitting support for converters, distributors and OEM customers requiring narrow widths, log roll lengths, at their fabricating locations.


    Adhesive Systems:

    100% Solids Acrylics & Rubbers; Solution and Emulsion Acrylics and Rubbers.

    Webs (Carriers):

    Polyesters, Polypropylenes, Polyethylenes, Tissues, Papers, Foams, Foils.

    Release Liners:

    Densified Krafts (40#, 55#, 60#), Poly-Coated Paper (61#, 74#), 12-Point Board, Films (1 – 5 mil Pet, PE, PP).

    System Features:

  • Closed Loop control systems.
  • Turret feeds and take off.
  • NDC beta gauges.
  • Zone and Pattern Coating capable.

  • Pilot Coaters:

  • Hot Melt: Up to 11” wide.
  • Solvent / Emulsion: Up to 14” wide.

  • Coater 3: 100% Solids Coatings

  • Width capability: 44” to 63” coated width.
  • Adhesive thickness: 0.7 to 5.0 mils.
  • Carriers: 0.5 to 5.0 mils.
  • Release Liners: 1.5 to 12 mils.

  • Coaters 4 & 5: Solvent & Aqueous Coatings

  • Key features: Multiple NDC beta gauges on each machine, closed loop control systems thermal oxidizers, pattern and zone coating capable.
  • Width capability: 44” to 63” coated width.
  • Adhesive thickness: 0.7 to 5.0 mils.
  • Carriers: 0.5 to 125 mils.
  • Release Liners: 2 to 125 mils.

  • Supply Chain Management:

    Adchem works with major producers of carriers, adhesive chemistries, liner materials to support our research, product testing and evaluation, as well as production requirements for our In-house formulating, mixing, and compounding.