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Quality First: Edge Adhesives and ISO 9001:2015

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Edge Adhesives, Inc. is proud to announce that our company has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design, sales and manufacturing of the full line of adhesive and sealant products, including but not limited to pressure sensitive adhesives, PSA tapes and sealants for the construction and water proofing industries.

“Achieving the new ISO standard is noteworthy and significant as Edge accelerates product development to meet specific market needs”, said Ed Klavin, President and CEO at Edge. “Our customers expect top quality not only for current product designs but also for new innovative products and technologies. This is where ISO governance of these key business processes becomes very relevant and critical to our success. Congratulations to the Edge Adhesives ISO team for this achievement and, in the spirit of continuous improvement, for their ongoing efforts.”

To achieve an ISO 9001:2015 certification, an accredited third-party organization must thoroughly audit a company’s internal quality management system processes to ensure they are consistently making strides to improve and are capable of meeting or exceeding their customers’ requirements. DQS, the ISO certification body for Edge Adhesives noted in their final report that “Edge Adhesives and its Leadership Team have demonstrated their commitment to implement the Quality Management System and continually improve its effectiveness, with the responsibility of all employees to:

• meeting customer satisfaction and exceeding their expectations, both internally and externally
• Continually improving our products and services

The Quality Policy Statement supports the vision and mission of “Solutions that Stick!” and is deployed and available throughout the company. The top- line objectives are consistent with the strategic goals and focus on delivering quality products and customer satisfaction.”

Edge Adhesives Announces Membership in the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council

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Edge Adhesives is proud to announce we are now active full members of the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC).

For decades Edge Adhesives has been a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of rubber-based adhesive backed tapes across a variety of markets and the PSTC is an organization that has for decades driven the standards of tape manufacturers and product performance. Edge Adhesives is ready to join the conversations happening at PSTC and use our knowledge and history to help collaborate with other like-minded companies and individuals to expand applications and to drive quality and performance standards for pressure sensitive tapes.

Edge Adhesives believes in community and are continuing active members in many organizations and councils such as the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA), but those are all market specific. PTSC gives Edge a unique forum where we as a tape manufacturer can affect a broader range of our markets through one community.

This year’s Tape Summit in Minneapolis May 7-11th will be Edge’s first full event and we have a booth in the exhibit hall in space #404. If you are attending this year’s summit, please stop by to learn more about Edge Adhesives.

Effects of Hurricane Harvey on Adhesive Raw Material Supply

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Dear Valued Customer,

Hurricane Harvey’s landfall last Saturday continues to have devastating effects on the Texas coastline and beyond. Our hearts go out to the residents of Texas and all other areas impacted by the storm.

Initial reports indicate that approximately 40 % of our country’s production of petrochemicals and the two largest refineries in the country are offline due to the storm. We will continue to follow the developments as they evolve and maintain close contact with our suppliers. We will keep our customers informed on any impact this weather event may have on the products available from Edge Adhesives and our subsidiaries.

Your Edge Adhesives representative is always available to answer any questions you might have.

Regards,

Edward Klavin
President
Edge Adhesives

Building a More Competitive Edge for the Future

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Written By: Ed Klavin, President and CEO

Recently Edge Adhesives launched its website which includes our new upper-case company logo. These updates mark a symbolic change for Edge Adhesives as our company advances to bring proven elastomeric adhesive sealant technologies and new product innovations to a broader market.

Customer focus and communication are critical not only for business growth, but also for industry longevity. Innovation and opportunity come from close contact with our customers and the market and listening to and anticipating their needs. Likewise, it is important that customers know about Edge Adhesives, our products offerings and our capabilities. The Edge Adhesives and Plioseal™ websites provide useful information for both current and potential new customers.

Positioning Edge Adhesives for the future is not just about marketing. Our recent investments in people and equipment are a testimony to our commitment to bring new resources into Edge Adhesives to meet our customer needs and create solutions. Customers have already taken notice and are benefiting from the enhancements in the technical capabilities in our R&D laboratory and our plants. In addition to lab and manufacturing upgrades, our new technical team combines industry experience, new ideas and enthusiasm into a function that provides quality control, customer application support and new product innovation. This is a significant part of the value that Edge Adhesives is offering customers.

Whether there is a need for innovative pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tapes, sealants or coatings specifically for building and waterproofing applications or performance butyl gaskets, tapes and sealants designed for other markets including HVAC, subgrade, aerospace and OEM applications; Edge Adhesives has a broad line of solutions to meet your needs.

If you need custom / toll compounding of rubber adhesive formulations, Edge Adhesives can provide the product and the service. Edge Adhesives is known as a leading developer and manufacturer of rubber-based adhesive sealing products with capabilities in butyl and block copolymer formulations as well as water based acrylic coatings. Private label / toll manufacturing business is a core element of our business and is an area where we are growing internationally through partnerships with existing and new customers.

Our Plioseal™ brand brings innovative sustainable technologies to construction industry stakeholders through distribution. These environmentally friendly performance sealants, coatings and pressure sensitive tapes offer contractors, builders, and property owners better building envelope solutions for making their structures waterproof, more durable and energy efficient. Our recent launch of Ecobutyl™ and the soon to be launched next generation Powerflash 14™ are examples of innovative PSA tapes for construction and waterproofing.

The changes at Edge Adhesives go beyond just a new logo and websites. The future is now and we look forward to bringing continued value and innovation to customers, the industry and the community. Your comments and inquiries are much appreciated as Edge strives to provide “Solutions that Stick™”!