World leaders in custom industrial adhesives
Our process begins with a detailed analysis of the customer's needs including the purpose of the adhesive, how it is applied and any necessary regulatory requirements.
Adhex researchers use highly advanced materials characterization equipment (DSC, HPLC, infrared spectrometers, dynamometers, mobile surface analyzers, etc.) to study each custom application, including the materials being bound, bonding surface topography, surface tension, plasticizer migration, pull-out stresses, and exposure to temperature variations, UV rays and/or caustic liquids.Constant advances in chemistry offer Adhex a nearly infinite range
of base ingredients to create our adhesive formulations. We partner with the world's leading suppliers to gain access to the latest innovations, which allows us to guarantee the best quality in an uninterrupted supply. Our CERAP lab is equipped with pilot coating machines, putting Adhex at the cutting edge of industrial adhesives development.
Our multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers and technicians goes beyond simply improving the quality of adhesives; we treat each project as a challenge to enhance and simplify use, as well as to streamline production processes.
Our research has two main focuses:
- Eco-design: We improve bonding performance using innovative chemical bases that are solvent-free and reduce waste.
- Adaptability: Technical challenges are our passion and we go beyond mere bonding to create "intelligent" adhesives that are breathable, electrically conductive, draining, insulating and/or ultra-transparent where necessary.
Adhex develops turnkey solutions for each industrial customer. Our engineers work together to make our adhesives easy to use, saving you time and ensuring consistent results. All of our products are rigorously tested to comply with international AFERA or PSTC standards before they are put on the market. Adhex researchers also develop original testing methods to reproduce our customers' conditions of use. Our testing system puts our adhesive products under extreme stress, which is how we guarantee unequalled performance.
Adhex patents and intellectual property
Adhex researchers file several patents with the INPI per year — the final stage of a research process that often exceeds 1,000 hours.
Protecting our innovations worldwide, Adhex's long list of patents are a testament to our commitment to excellence.To maintain our position at the forefront of R&D, we nurture scientific collaborations with universities in close proximity to Adhex sites.
of turnover is invested in R&D each year
PhD’s, engineers and technicians work full-time at our CERAP laboratory
engineers and technicians contribute to Adhex R&D on a project basis
international patents filed since 1996
of all products are less than 3 years old