GLEN ROCK, Pa. (January 31, 2011) - Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, specialty coatings, films, and laminates, is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Harkins to research scientist.
Harkins began his career at Adhesives Research in 2000 and collectively has eight years of service, most recently as the company's product development chemist in the electronics R&D group. In this position, his technical focus was directed toward electrically conductive PSA systems, developing products used in the handheld device and solar industries. Harkins has been instrumental in the establishment of specialized testing methods and geometries for AR conductive PSA programs and applications.
Harkins received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and three years towards his Master of Business Administration from York College of Pennsylvania. Harkins previously worked for Sovereign Specialty Chemicals of Buffalo, N.Y., as a development chemist responsible for the development and technical servicing of radiation curablecoatings and laminating adhesives for the flexible packaging group and the Henkel Corporation, Buffalo, N.Y., as lead development chemist overseeing the flexible packaging, paper converting, and the graphic arts divisions.
Founded in 1961, Adhesives Research offers problem-solving capabilities and custom solutions in adhesive polymerization, mixing, adhesive coating, and release liner design supported by extensive product development and analytical support. Adhesives Research's products are used around the world in the electronics, automotive, display, and window fabrication industries and in other diverse markets such as medical diagnostics and devices, wound care, pharmaceuticals/transdermals, consumer products, and the pulp and paper industries.
Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, Adhesives Research also operates manufacturing facilities in Ireland and Colombia, has sales and marketing offices in Great Britain and Singapore, a representative office in Shanghai, China and sales representation in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. The Company's North American and Limerick, Ireland, facilities are certified to the updated ISO 9001 and ISO 131485 standards.
For more information on Adhesives Research and its products, call 1-800-445-6240 (1-717-235-7979 outside North America) or visit our web site at www.adhesivesresearch.com.
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