About Us

The original stained glass that stood above the front door of our first facility in Columbus, Ohio. We’re proud of the heritage it represents.

The original stained glass that stood above the front door of our first facility in Columbus, Ohio. We’re proud of the heritage it represents.

Adhesive Products for Today & Tomorrow

Evans Adhesive Corporation was founded in 1900 and incorporated in 1902 as The Commercial Paste Company. It has been in the Evans family since 1920. Being in business for 120 years is the best testament we can provide of our experience, our financial strength and stability, the quality of our products, and our commitment to total customer service.

Evans is one of America’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives. With headquarters centrally located in Columbus, Ohio, and additional manufacturing facilities Rancho Cucamonga, California, we are situated to quickly meet the needs of most of the nation’s major industries.

From simple beginnings, Evans has moved aggressively into a new century of research-driven product development…and to the forefront of the adhesives industry.

At Evans, we pride ourselves in the dedication of our Customer Service Representatives, the experience of our Sales Staff, the expertise and availability of our Technical Service personnel, and the innovation of our Research & Development Staff.

Operating under the direction of President Rusty Thompson, Evans continues to defy the stereotype of a “glue factory.” Our outstanding reputation in the chemical industry, our emphasis on customer satisfaction, and the high quality of our products have made the Evans name a cornerstone of the Adhesives industry.

Now that we are two decades into the 21st century, Evans Adhesive Corporation continues to prepare for ambitious growth and expansion. As we grow, we will continue our corporate commitment to service, quality, and performance by supplying adhesive products that work, and focusing on the needs of our customers. From our line of pressure-sensitive hot melts, polyamides, APAO, EVA packaging hot melts, various water-based adhesives, palletizing adhesives, and adhesives for the Graphic Arts and Outdoor Advertising Industries, Evans can supply all of your adhesive requirements now and in the future.

Now a Part of Meridian Adhesives Group

On December 12, 2018, Meridian Adhesives Group (“Meridian”) announced its acquisition of Evans Adhesive Corporation.  Earlier that same year, Arsenal Capital Partners (“Arsenal”) created Meridian as its new platform in the global adhesives and sealants sector, focusing on high-value adhesives technologies. In May 2018, Meridian completed the acquisitions of Epoxy Technology and Adhesives Technology Corporation. Subsequently in September 2018, Meridian acquired W.F. Taylor, LLC. Today, Meridian’s portfolio includes high-performance specialty epoxy, polyurethane, and hybrid adhesives for the electronics, medical, construction, and infrastructure markets. Evans Adhesive represented Meridian’s fourth acquisition in 2018.


Technical Expertise Our company has worked with the wonderful people from Evans for many years. Recently we tasked Evans with providing the technical expertise to supply our company with an adhesive that would perform with a custom manufactured liner, unique to the label industry. Jim Luth and Gene Simmons worked closely together to create a …

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Adhesive and Sealant Council

Organizations & Affiliations

The Adhesive and Sealant Council The Adhesive and Sealant Council is a member group that includes manufacturers of adhesives and sealants and industry suppliers, ranging in size from small, privately-held companies to multi-national corporations. These companies are the leaders in innovation, best practices and manufacturing quality not only in North America but throughout the world. …

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Manufacturing Plant


Locations Headquarters & Manufacturing Plant Columbus, OH See pictures Manufacturing Plant Rancho Cucamonga, CA See pictures

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Evans Adhesive News & Notes

Read the latest updates from Evans Adhesive.

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