IPS Structural Adhesives invests in new brand, expanded capacity

Following its acquisition of Holdtite, IPS Structural Adhesives is combining the Weld-On, Holdtite and Macropless brands into one new brand, called SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesives Solutions.

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IPS Structural Adhesives (Durham, N.C., USA) announced on March 21 that it is leveraging its merger with Holdtite Adhesives Ltd. to create a new brand, expand production capacity and introduce new technologies to more markets. This expansion, heralded by Holdtite’s recently completed move to a new facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear, U.K., includes new investment in people, technology, equipment and processes. The new facility will further facilitate product delivery to customers, enabling shipping times of three days to anywhere in Europe.

IPS Structural Adhesives has also announced plans to merge its premier brands, Weld-On, Holdtite, and Macroplexx into a single brand. The new SCIGRIP Smarter Adhesives Solutions brand will debut at the JEC Composites show in Paris (March 29-31).

“We take seriously our commitment to be true solutions providers for our customers and this merger will enhance our abilities with a much broader technology platform,” said John Reeves, president of IPS Structural Adhesives. “Weld-On, Holdtite, and Macroplexx have strong research and development teams focused on addressing our customers’ specific application demands with proven solutions.”

With the joining of the Holdtite, Macroplexx and Weld-On brands, SCIGRIP Smart Adhesive Solutions product offerings have expanded to include technologies in 10:1 and 1:1 methylmethacrylate (MMA), anaerobic, cyanoacrylate (CA) and ultra violet (UV) cure adhesives.