Evans Adhesive Adds Depth, Breadth to Research and Development

Evans Adhesive Adds Depth, Breadth to Research and Development

Key Hire from Dow Chemical Bolsters Hot Melt Product Offerings and Overall Technical Prowess

COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 17, 2013

Evans Adhesive Corporation, a business specializing in the manufacture of industrial adhesives, today announced the hiring of Research Chemist, Dr. David Speth. Working out of the Columbus, Ohio headquarters, he will lead new product and technology development for hot melt adhesives.

Dr. Speth is heavily credentialed with a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Stanford and post doctorate work at Texas Christian University. His projects have resulted in over twenty (20) patents along with numerous publications. Dr. Speth’s industry involvement includes membership in The Adhesion Society and local chairmanship of the American Chemistry Society.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Dave on our R&D team,” stated Rusty Thompson, President and CEO of Evans Adhesive. He went on to explain “Dave will add substantial bench strength to our technical group and give us new capabilities in product development as well as customer request fulfillment.”

Dr. Speth has significant experience in adhesive raw material development that includes twenty five (25) years at Dow Chemical Corporation. During that time his teams invented the Affinity Polymers used in packaging hot melt production. He was also a lead scientist in the development of styrene block copolymers dispersions – commonly used as replacements for natural latex. Locally, Dr. Speth worked with the Edison Welding Institute where his focus was on the use of adhesives as joining technologies in battery applications and marine composites.

About Evans Adhesive

Evans Adhesive Corporation – a women owned business and certified Women’s Business Enterprise was founded in 1900 and incorporated in 1902 as The Commercial Paste Company. It has been in the Evans family since 1920 and is one of America’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives. With headquarters centrally located in Columbus Ohio, and additional manufacturing facilities in Rancho Cucamonga California, the company provides service on a national basis. Evans has a well-established reputation in the industry, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction, product quality and timely delivery. Its array of capabilities is broad and includes pressure-sensitive hot melts; polyamides; APAO; EVA packaging hot melts; various water-based, palletizing, and Graphic Arts as well as Outdoor Advertising adhesive applications. Evans is a member of Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), the leading industry member group that includes manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, plus industry suppliers, ranging from privately held companies to multi-national corporations. Rusty Thompson, Evans’ President and CEO, serves as ASC’s Board Chairman. Evans is also a member of the Composite Can & Tube Institute ™ and the Drywall Finishing Council.