Avery Dennison Opens World-Class Adhesives Research Center
The 24,500-square foot facility expands the space currently devoted in Mill Hall to research and development of adhesives, one of the company’s core technologies, and brings its adhesives researchers under one roof in state-of-the-art facilities.
“Our company was founded on an innovative use of adhesives, and we’re dedicated to remaining the innovation leader in this space,” says Dave Edwards, vice president and chief technology officer for Avery Dennison. “Bringing our full team together in Mill Hall will facilitate collaboration and cross-pollination, and enable us to work faster and smarter to meet the needs of our converter customers and end users for more specialized, higher-performance and more sustainable adhesives.”
“Our goal for the center is to create a new generation of products that offer new functionality and value to our customers and enable Avery Dennison to offer new applications while also being more sustainable,” says Don Nolan, group vice president, Label and Packaging Materials. “For example, based on our leadership position in controlled architecture polymerization technology, we are commercializing new pressure-sensitive adhesives that can be used in structural applications and enable customers to simplify their design and manufacturing processes.”
In addition to serving as a corporate research center, Mill Hall will continue to serve as one of the company’s main adhesives manufacturing centers.