PSTC Affiliate Suppliers

Suppliers Support PSTC's Initiatives
PSTC invites industry suppliers to join tape manufacturers in building channel alliances through the PSTC Affiliate Supplier Member program. Suppliers and manufacturers together identify challenges and seek solutions - all directed to advancing the use of pressure sensitive adhesive tapes.

PSTC salutes its Affiliate Supplier Members. Thank you for your support in advancing the global use of North American produced pressure sensitive adhesive tapes.

Arkema Coating Resins
Ashland Performance Materials
Bostik, Inc.
Catbridge Machinery
Cray Valley, a brand of Total
The Dow Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Expera Specialty Solutions
Henkel Adhesive Technologies

HiTac Adhesives & Coatings
IST America Corporation
Kraton Corporation
Loparex
Mayzo, Inc.
Milliken and Company
Neenah Performance Materials
New Era Converting Machinery, Inc.
Pinova

Potsdam Specialty Paper Inc.
The Reynolds Company
RSS
Sekisui Voltek LLC
Sonoco
Synthomer
Toyo Ink

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Arkema Coating Resins
A global, integrated manufacturer of quality polymer systems for PSA, coatings and sealants.  We manufacture these materials using a broad base of raw materials and technologies.  We supply water based latex polymers, solvent based polymers and powder resins for a wide variety of end use markets.


 

Patrick Shulack
Account and Market Development Manager – PSA
patrick.shulack@arkema.com

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Ashland Performance Materials
Ashland Performance Materials is recognized as a world leader for high performance pressure sensitive adhesives, laminating adhesives and specialty coatings to the Packaging and Converting industry. Ashland delivers “tailor-made” solvent, emulsion, and radiation cure technologies to meet customer specific application requirements.



David Hatgas
Director, Global Product Management Packaging and Converting Adhesives
djhatgas@ashland.com

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Bostik, Inc.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, we have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape people’s daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. Bostik is a company of Arkema and employs 4,900 people and has a presence in more than 40 countries.



Rebecca Corrao
Marketing Communications Specialist 
rebecca.corrao@bostik-us.com 

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Catbridge Machinery
Catbridge Machinery designs and manufactures innovative slitter rewinders and converting equipment. With a continuous focus on productivity, the company has developed several advanced technologies that significantly reduce downtime, cut waste, and improve quality. Catbridge builds machinery for diverse markets, including high-performance slitters optimized for pressure sensitive tapes and films. All machines are tailored to exact customer materials and processes. Catbridge can also provide complete engineered-to-order solutions.
 



Steve Crossett
Sales Manager
scrossett@catbridge.com

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Cray Valley
Cray Valley Hydrocarbon Specialty Chemicals (HSC) is a global organization, part of the Total Group, dedicated to supplying specialty material as a preferred supplier in the adhesive marketplace.  Our organization manufactures and supplies diene-based liquid homopolymers and copolymers and polyols, C5 and C9 hydrocarbon tackifying resins, styrene-maleic anhydride copolymers and derivatives, and metallic monomer salts of acrylic and methacrylic acid.  Our goal is to work with every customer to provide value-added specialty materials that increase the performance of their products.

Cray Valley HSC offers products under the Ricon®, Ricobond®, Poly bd®, Krasol™, Wingtack®, Norsolene®, and SMA® brand names.


Thierry Razat
Business Director, Hydrocarbon Resins
thierry.razat@crayvalleyus.com

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The Dow Chemical Company

Dow Adhesives and Dow Performance Silicones develop solutions for the pressure sensitive applications industry. As Dow businesses, they combine core strengths of R&D, technical support, industry expertise and worldwide geographic reach to deliver innovative technologies to customers. 

Dow Adhesives provides a comprehensive portfolio of formulated acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives, binders and coatings for a wide variety of applications. Product innovations include higher-solids carton sealing tape adhesives; label and overlamination adhesives offering improved converting performance; and low-formaldehyde textile and nonwoven binders.

Dow Performance Silicones offers a comprehensive range of silicone release coatings, adhesives, performance enhancers, and process aids for pressure sensitive applications. Product advancements include thermal cure, low platinum solventless, solventbased and emulsion silicone release technology, and the industry’s first solventless silicone pressure sensitive adhesive.

Dave Keely
Technical Sales Manager
Dow Adhesives
DKeely@dow.com

Joanna Giovanoli Potts
Americas Market Manager
Packaging Industries
j.giovanoli@dowcorning.com

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Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman is a global leader in raw materials for the adhesives and polymer modification industries, offering the broadest technology and product portfolio together with global manufacturing sites and an extensive sales and technology support network to give you a wealth of formulating and innovation options. Eastman tackifying resins and polymers provide the tack, shear strength, peel, light color, clarity and other characteristics needed to deliver outstanding performance for industrial, consumer and specialty tape applications.



Philip Byers
Business Director, Resins
pibyers@eastman.com

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Expera Specialty Solutions
Expera Specialty Solutions is North America’s largest specialty paper producer. Expera offers the widest breadth of environmentally favorable release liner substrates in North America which includes SCK and HPL, Glassine, Poly coating base paper, and MG/MF direct coatable - in addition to tape backing substrates (traditional crepe, smooth crepe, fine line, XKL, and flatback). Expera creates custom paper-based solutions for our customers’ special product and processing performance needs.  Multiple fiber-line and paper manufacturing assets based in North America serves the needs of the global PS tape market. Find out more at expera.com.

Robyn Buss
VP Sales and Marketing
robyn.buss@expera.com

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Henkel Adhesive Technologies
Henkel's Pressure Sensitive Adhesives team offers innovation, application expertise, quality and consistency, and global security of supply.  Innovation is at the heart of the value we create for every customer.  Henkel's broad portfolio of pressure sensitive adhesives is backed by technical and application expertise that helps you innovate and grow.  DURO-TAK® Solvent acrylic products are high performance adhesives designed to meet demanding applications in graphics and tapes. DURO-TAK® R Solution rubber resins stand up to demanding industrial applications that require high tack with a balance of adhesion and holding properties. TECHNOMELT® PS hot melt adhesives are designed to optimize coater line speed in labeling, tape and other applications requiring high tack.  Our latest  innovative product line,DURO-TAK® UV hot melt products are cross-linked by exposure to ultraviolet light and offer a 100% solids alternative to conventional solution acrylics.



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HiTac Adhesives & Coatings
HiTac invented and is the first company in the world to commercialize pre-dissolved, high solids release agent solution tapes. Their release agents are water-based and solvent-based, designed for Pressure Sensitive Tapes and labels applications.

 

Dustin Le
Vice President of Strategic Business
Dustin@h2obase.com

Bob Parsons
Marketing Manager
bobparsons@polycoatusa.com

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IST America Corporation
IST METZ GmbH develops, manufactures and markets UV systems for the environmentally-friendly curing of inks, coatings, silicones and adhesives. The UV systems are used in the converting industry, graphic applications and a variety of other industrial sectors. More than 30 years of expertise in UV technology make IST METZ an expert World Class partner. With its global service and sales network, the company guarantees fast and reliable on-site support.

Bill Bonallo
Vice President
info(at)usa.ist-uv.com

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Kraton Corporation
Kraton Corporation (NYSE "KRA") is a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, and medical, packaging, automotive, paving, roofing and footwear products. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of chemical intermediates into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks, flavors and fragrances and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in over 70 countries worldwide.


Vaneese M. Bell
Senior Manager, Global MarComm Team
Vaneese.Bell@kraton.com

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Loparex
Loparex is a leading, global manufacturer of silicone release liners, used in a wide variety of pressure sensitive adhesive applications. We deliver unparalleled customer solutions with the industry’s broadest product portfolio, produced and serviced globally with world-class manufacturing, sales, R&D and customer service teams. There’s no better solutions partner than Loparex to support your business and back the value of your products and your brand.

Todd Schweigert
Director of Business Development and Strategic Growth
Todd.Schweigert@loparex.com

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Mayzo, Inc.
Mayzo provides additives such as antioxidants, UV absorbers and stabilizers, optical brighteners, photoinitiators and release agents to manufacturers of polymers resins, adhesives, rubber, ink, coatings, caulks and sealants. Mayzo produces innovative polypropylene modifiers to enhance impact properties, breathability and improve processing in injection molding, thermoforming, film and pipe applications. Mayzo is a custom producer of blends in various product forms to meet customer requirements. As of April 1, 2010 Mayzo was granted the exclusive rights to manage BASF’s antioxidant sales into the adhesives business segments in US and Canada. On September 15, 2011 BASF added the Oppanol (PIB) exclusive rights for resale to certain adhesive markets in the USA.


Ben Milazzo
President
bmilazzo@mayzo.com

Keith Bernard
Regional Business Manager, Mid-West
kbernard@mayzo.com

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Milliken and Company
Innovation has been at the heart of Milliken’s success since 1865. It has shaped who we are and what we do. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding new and creative ways to enhance people’s lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable, and more beautiful. Our expansive team of researchers, engineers and technicians form the hub of discovery at Milliken. Today we have one of the largest textile research facilities in the world, with a focus on taking a fresh approach to solving problems. Our testing and analysis facilities span the gamut from microscopy and analytical equipment to pyrotechnic and physical testing facilities. With corporate headquarters in Spartanburg, SC and manufacturing facilities located throughout the U.S. and Europe, and sales and service operations throughout the Americas and Europe, Milliken’s nearly 7,000 associates invite you to work with us.



Tony Nawar
Director of Sales and Marketing
Tony.Nawar@Milliken.com 

Gary Allen
Senior Account Manager
Gary.Allen@Milliken.com
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Neenah Performance Materials
Neenah Performance Materials tape products provide outstanding performance characteristics for a range of applications. These products are made to resist the earth’s elements and are available in every color imaginable. Neenah's expertise in paper, saturation, color and chemistry of release coatings makes us a valued resource and partner. We welcome technical challenges or small volumes not generally offered in the industry. Neenah has the tape backing you need, whatever your performance requirements may be.

Jay Baxter
jay.baxter@neenah.com

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New Era Converting Machinery, Inc.  
New Era is a global enterprise focused on engineering, building and installing custom designed equipment solutions for the web handling industry. With decades of industry experience, we can apply our engineered solutions to provide you with web handling equipment tailored to your converting needs. New Era has a great deal of experience with coating, laminating, calendering and drying systems for a wide variety of environments and its customer-base spans most industries that handle materials in a roll-to-roll fashion.   

Tom Lombardo
Vice President of Mechanical Engineering
tom.lombardo@neweraconverting.com 

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Pinova
Pinova is the industry leader in providing rosin and polyterpene resin innovations for over a century. Formerly Hercules Specialty Resins, Pinova is the trusted choice of the world's foremost companies for specialty rosins and polyterpene resins when performance is critical.

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Potsdam Specialty Papers Inc.
Potsdam Specialty Paper Inc. (PSPI) is recognized as a worldwide leader in researching, developing and manufacturing specialty latex, acrylic and other saturated base papers. PSPI combines expertise in superior fiber based products that require demanding performance specifications, innovative materials and coating acumen with our exceptional service and support for customers around the globe.

Ron Charette
General Manager
ron.charette@pspi.us.com

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The Reynolds Company
 

Peter Kopanon
Sales Director 
pkopanon@reynoldsglue.com 

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RSS
RSS is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dupps Company, an 80 year old, fourth generation family manufacturing business. RSS makes a unique family of organic-encapsulated inorganic composite powders.  Harmonite(tm) powders are being used as cost effective base components for new formulations and as specialty additives to existing formulations in pressure sensitive adhesives, coatings, sealants and other applications like sporting clays.  Harmonite has been shown to improve tack, increase viscosity, shorten cure times and improve durability in applications like window flashing tapes, roofing mastics, self-adhering roof underlayments and other products.



Ken Thomas
Director – Innovation & Marketing
kthomas@dupps.com

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Sekisui Voltek LLC
Sekisui Voltek is the global leader in the development of high-performance flexible polyolefin substrates.  Sekisui Voltek has been the North American leading manufacturer of polyolefin foam substrates for over 40 years.  As a US-based company, we make it easier for you to get product design assistance and product development support when you need it, with local convenience and economy.

Sekisui Voltek has two primary foam processes; Volara® - Irradiation crosslinked polyolefin foam in roll form, and laminated sheet form and Volextra® -an extrusion coated Volara composite available in both rolls and sheets.

Volara® HP series foams provide both precise density control and precision cross web gauge control in a high density thin foam design.  Volextra composites can include the Volara HP series with a thin coating for improved performance. 

Our Volextra process offers a unique and flexible extrusion coating capability.  Using state of the art technology, solid plastic is permanently melt bonded to our Volara foams.

Christine Brouder
Marketing Manager and Corporate Purchasing
christine.brouder@sekisuivoltek.com

Mark Hatch
Sales Office Manager East Region, Thin Foam Product Manager
mark.hatch@sekisuivoltek.com

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Sonoco
A global manufacturer of consumer and industrial packaging, Sonoco is the world’s largest producer of tubes and cores. We make fiber-based cores and plastic cores, serving tape-industry customers who range from large consumer goods companies to niche marketers. A global technology leader, we use proprietary radial-crush strength testing to develop tape cores to fit any application. Our tape cores lead the market in terms of consistent dimensions, strong walls and high-quality printed graphics. Our global network ensures a secure supply to meet various customer needs. Along with tape, we serve customers in the film, paper converting, textile and other industries. We also produce core stock, adhesives, plastic core plugs, suspension pad plugs, end-wall packaging systems and a series of pallets. A proud member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI), we were last year ranked by Newsweek as one of the 100 greenest large companies in the United States.

Rick Turner
Tape Market Segment Manager
rick.turner@sonoco.com

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Synthomer
From Assembly Tapes to Specialty Tapes, Synthomer (formerly Hexion) has the synthesis and application knowledge to meet the demanding performance requirements of your tape. Synthomer's wide range of monomer, polymer, silicone and coater-ready chemistries can bring you the right mix of technologies to meet your critical performance requirements. Be it low surface energy adhesion, solvent replacement, or anything in between, Synthomer welcomes the opportunity to collaborate to ensure your next product launch is a success.

Mike Watson
Global Marketing Manager - Adhesives 
Mike.Watson@Synthomer.com

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Toyo Ink
The Americas has been a key growth market for the Toyo Ink Group ever since its foray into the region in 1976. Today, Toyo Ink is a US top-ten provider of high-quality inks for the commercial printing and packaging industries and a leading supplier of high-performance organic pigments and colorants, industrial adhesives and other specialty products for markets in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Based in New York, Toyo Ink International Corp. serves as regional headquarters. The Americas operations consists of nearly 200 employees and generates sales of $100 million annually.

Joseph Sentendrey
jsentendrey@toyoink.com

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