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Adhesives Research expands

Published on 2002-11-19. Author : SpecialChem


The company is building a new 26,000-square-foot dissolvable film plant.

People are usually given the choice of taking pills, liquids or sprays for relief from what causes pain.
A new medium known as dissolvable film has been used to deliver medication to the body in lieu of traditional methods and has a future in York County.

In December, Adhesives Research in Springfield Township will open a 26,000- square-foot plant designed to manufacture its new dissolvable film.

For example, people may opt to use a dissolvable film laced with aspirin if they were unable to digest a pill, said Melinda Hopp, spokeswoman for the company.
New York-based Pfizer uses dissolvable film, for example, for its Listerine PocketPaks Oral Care Strips. Although Adhesives Research will produce the film for the oral care industry, Hopp would not say if the company had an agreement with Pfizer.
Hopp said the company would not comment on who or how the product would be utilized. Confidentiality agreements with other companies prohibit Adhesives Research from divulging such information, she said.

Since 1961, the company has offered problem-solving capabilities and custom solutions in adhesive polymerization, mixing and adhesive coating for the medical, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors.
The new Kinsley Construction-built plant will be the fifth building within the company's 140-acre corporate campus, according to a company statement.
Equipment that will be used on a coating line and in the plant's mixing area will be installed within the building.
Adhesives Research has begun the two-year process of hiring about 40 workers that will staff the new building.

"The new plant represents an expansion for the company's medical/pharmaceutical business unit, which has experienced unprecedented growth in the last 15 years," said Ed Daisey, chief executive officer and president of Adhesives Research.

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