Plexus

Manufacturer of Plexus structural adhesives, which bond nearly all types of composites, thermoplastics, metals and dissimilar substrates for use in transportation, marine, wind and Industrial OEM markets.

30 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA 01923 US

Additional Locations:
Bay 150, Shannon Industrial Estate
Shannon, IE
+353 61 771 500

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ITW Performance Polymers

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As Seen In CompositesWorld

Plexus receives EN45545-2 accreditation for its methyl-methacrylate adhesives
The accredited range offers high structural strength resulting in enhanced durability.

Composite pontoons undergird update of 1820s-vintage floating bridge
Modular composite flotation system triples potential lifespan of New England town’s signature single-lane auto/pedestrian timber bridge.

SFMOMA façade: Advancing the art of high-rise FRP
The fabrication and installation of 700+ composite panels has a backstory of detailed design and careful quality assurance.

Back-country boating: Carbon fiber ultra-lightens Adirondack pack canoe
Placid Boatworks (Lake Placid, NY, US) makes modern composite versions of classic, but relatively heavy, Adirondack pack canoes, using vacuum-infused carbon fiber. Here's how.

IBEX 2013 Show Review
Evidence of a marine industry rebound and a trend toward supplier M&A as the world’s largest boatbuilding trade show looks ahead to smoother sailing … and Tampa.

ITW Polymers Adhesives, North America formed
Devcon, Plexus and SprayCore operations will be merged together to create ITW Polymers Adhesives, North America, based in Danvers, Mass., USA.

IBEX 2012 Review
Under the banner “The Future of Marine Technology,” the 22nd International BoatBuilders’ expo confronts a brave new world.

Carbon is the choice for amphibious LSA floats
Superlight, landing-gear-equipped design gives light sport aircraft builders an option for land and water.

IBEX 2012 highlights and new products
With the marine industry slowly climbing out of its recession-induced slowdown, IBEX visitors and exhibitors say the 2012 version of this important show was the best in three years.

WINDPOWER 2011 Report
Wind energy advocates, turbine builders and their suppliers, policy makers, and a growing number of wind-involved composites professionals gather where it all began.

Highlights: WINDPOWER 2011, Anaheim, Calif.
The American Wind Energy Association's annual WINDPOWER exhibition and conference was held in Anaheim, Calif., May 22-26. Composites were a big part of the show's focus.

IBEX 2010: Looking up in Louisville
A new location helps regenerate a recession-battered industry, drawing in more exhibitors and attendees than in 2009.

IBEX Composites Pavilion

IBEX 2009 Marine Composites Showcase
The 19th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference endures the economic “perfect storm” on the Florida coast and looks forward to fairer weather inland.

Braided Pressure Vessel

JEC Composites 2009 showcase
 Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.

News briefs—Feb. 17, 2009
Arkema launches carbon nanotubes website; AVK seeks applications for innovation awards; Cray Valley will open third demonstration and training center in South Korea; High Modulus celebrates 30 years in business; ITW Plexus updates its website; Brazil's MVC picks LORD as best supplier in 2008; Morphic will test small-scale wind turbine with carbon fiber blades; Scott Bader launches Crestapol microsite; Toho Tenax reportedly begins layoffs at Tennessee carbon fiber plant; VISTAGY, ATK to host webinar on composites manufacturing automation.

McClean Anderson's Tabletop Filament Winding Machine

COMPOSITESWORLD EXPO Showcase
The inaugural COMPOSITESWORLD Expo Conference and Exhibition draws participants from all segments of the industry, including many new faces.

Aquada 2

Composite Hulled Land/Sea Vehicle Nears Launch
Once the stuff of James Bond movies, this U.K.-designed amphibious automobile soon will be manufactured in North America.

Structural adhesives - 2/1/2008
ITW Plexus’ (Danvers, Mass.) three new room-temp-cure, two-part methacrylate structural adhesives reportedly yield strong yet flexible bonds between composite parts with little or no surface prep. Work times are sufficient for large assemblies. Service temperatures range from -40°F to 180°F (-40°C to 82°C). The 100

Carbon fiber buys its way onboard
First used in one-off yacht and powerboat designs, where cost is no obstacle in the search for a performance edge in local regattas or around-the-world races, carbon fiber has since carved a niche in categories that were once the exclusive reserve of glass-reinforced composites, metals or wood. In applications as

Bonding Technology: Thermosetting Structural Adhesives
A wealth of epoxies, polyurethanes and acrylics speed assembly and cut manufacturing cost in an ever-wider range of composites applications.

Product Categories of Plexus

Materials
  • Adhesives
    • Acrylic
      • Acrylic, Film
      • Acrylic, Paste
      • Acrylic, Water-based
      • Acrylic, Other
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, Film
      • Bismaleimide, Paste
      • Bismaleimide, Water-based
      • Bismaleimide, Other
    • Cyanoacrylate
      • Cyanoacrylate, Film
      • Cyanoacrylate, Paste
      • Cyanoacrylate, Water-based
      • Cyanoacrylate, Other
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, Film
      • Epoxy, Paste
      • Epoxy, Water-based
      • Epoxy, Other
    • Methyl methacrylate (MMA)
      • Methyl methacrylate (MMA), Film
      • Methyl methacrylate (MMA), Paste
      • Methyl methacrylate (MMA), Water-based
      • Methyl methacrylate (MMA), Other
    • Nylon
      • Nylon, Film
      • Nylon, Paste
      • Nylon, Water-based
      • Nylon, Other
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, Film
      • Phenolic, Paste
      • Phenolic, Water-based
      • Phenolic, Other
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, Film
      • Polyimide, Paste
      • Polyimide, Water-based
      • Polyimide, Other
    • Silicone
      • Silicone, Film
      • Silicone, Paste
      • Silicone, Water-based
      • Silicone, Other
    • Urethane
      • Urethane, Film
      • Urethane, Paste
      • Urethane, Water-based
      • Urethane, Other
    • Other
      • Other, Film
      • Other, Paste
      • Other, Water-based
      • Other, Other
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Syntactic core, expanding
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Adhesive applicators
    • Bonding equipment