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Ellsworth Adhesives Completes Purchase of TRB’s Adhesive Business Unit

Published on 2017-01-17. Author : SpecialChem

Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives Europe has confirmed its purchase of TRB Lightweight Structure’s Lord® adhesive business. This transaction makes Ellsworth Adhesives one of the largest distributors of Lord Corporation Materials across Europe, with distribution rights for both Lord Structural Adhesives and Lord Electronic Materials product ranges.

Boosts Position in Structural Bonding Market

Announcing the deal, Managing Director, John Henderson comments

“We are delighted to have completed the purchase of TRB’s Lord structural adhesives business, a move that will immediately boost our share of the structural bonding market and facilitate future growth in this sector. As part of the deal struck with TRB, its Adhesives Manager Kevin Felstead will transfer to our sales force here at Ellsworth, and is a welcome addition to the team.”

Lord Corporation Welcomes the Deal

Lord Corporation Europe has welcomed the deal struck between TRB and Ellsworth, and in a statement said “Lord Corporation (Europe) Ltd welcomes the good news that Ellsworth Adhesives Europe Ltd has agreed to take over the adhesives distribution business of TRB Lightweight structures. Lord and Ellsworth have a long successful history of working together and we see this as a positive step to the continued growth of our Structural adhesives sales. Ellsworth Adhesives will harmonise this additional business with their existing Lord structural adhesives business.”

The Lord structural adhesives range consists of acrylic, epoxy and urethane adhesives that have been designed to improve manufacturing processes and final products for composite, metal and plastic assemblies. With their strength and flexibility, Lord structural adhesives provide a durable and low cost alternative to traditional rivets, welds and tapes. For your convenience, Lord structural adhesives are available in convenience cartridge packaging to bulk packaging that includes gallons, pails, drums and totes for high volume applications. In addition to structural adhesives, Ellsworth Adhesives Europe is also authorised to supply the Lord range of electronic materials.

About Ellsworth Adhesives

Ellsworth Adhesives is a global corporation specializing in the distribution of specialty chemicals and equipment. Ellsworth Adhesives distributes a wide range of adhesives, sealants, lubricants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, soldering products, surface preparations, specialty chemicals, maintenance and repair products and dispensing equipment. Not only is its product line extensive, but Ellsworth Adhesives is the only integrator specializing in the supply and logistics of specialty chemicals.

About LORD Corporation

LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives.

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Source: Ellsworth Adhesives
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