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 was founded in 1900 and 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.

Now that we are well 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.