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tesa Acquires Functional Coatings, a VOC-free Adhesive Tapes Manufacturer

Published on 2018-06-19. Author : SpecialChem

Functional Coatings, has announced to become a wholly owned affiliate of tesa tape inc., North America. The move will allow the tesa Group, a global market leader in numerous industries, to strengthen its market position in the building and construction industry.

Innovative Addition to the Product Range

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tesa tape acquires Functional Coatings

“The innovative adhesive tape and sealing products from Functional Coatings, Inc. are the perfect addition to our existing tesa product range in the building supply segment,” said Paul Sullivan, President and Regional Manager of tesa tape inc. “This will help us tap into the full potential of this resurgent segment in North America.”

High-performance VOC Free Tapes


Founded in 1989 by Robert Lynch, Functional Coatings has grown to 80 employees. Ownership currently belongs to second generation family members Stephen and David Lynch, as well as General Manager Gerald Fortier. The company is known primarily for VOC-free adhesive tapes on a butyl hybrid basis. The thick, easily processed high-performance tapes offer various advantages over VOC-emitting methods such as bitumen or asphalt solutions. In addition, the company has a broad spectrum of solutions for fast, reliable processing – even at low and high temperatures.

Sharing Knowledge and Expertise


“Functional Coatings, Inc. looks forward to the opportunity to contribute our unique knowledge and expertise and achieve even stronger growth in the future,” said owner Stephen Lynch. “We found a strong partner with tesa as they are a global leading manufacturer of technical adhesive tapes and self-adhesive solutions.”


Source: tesa tapes
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