ITW Plexus Acquires Rights to Surfacing Adhesives


DANVERS, MA - ITW Plexus has acquired the rights to manufacture and market two adhesive product lines developed by ACS International, Inc. (ACS), a supplier of various materials for the surfacing industry.

Under the agreement with Arizona-based ACS, Plexus will sell Acrybond(TM) and Stoneweld® adhesives to manufacturers and fabricators of natural- and simulated-stone countertops, bathroom vanities, wall panels, and other surfaces through an extensive Plexus distribution network. In addition to natural stone and engineered stone, the two-part methacrylates bond all types of solid surface material, including acrylics, densified cast polymers, and polyester blends.

The two product lines will be manufactured, based on ACS' proven technology, by Plexus in Danvers, Massachusetts. Packaging, customer service, and related research and development operations for Acrybond(TM) and Stoneweld® will also be relocated to Danvers.
Plexus Business Manager Ken Lambert said, "These adhesives are a great fit with our product line and will allow us to offer our customers an even broader range of adhesive solutions."

ACS will continue to sell the specialty fillers, granules, and spray-granite-effects products it manufactures at its Tucson facilities under the ACS name. Sales and service of Artistone(TM), Dura Stone®, Poly Stone(TM), Poly Chips(TM), Featherlite®, alumina tri-hydrate (ATH), and other ACS product lines will remain unchanged.

ACS President Jim Novak also heralded the new agreement, saying, "ACS has always had great respect for Plexus as a competitor. Through this deal, ACS customers will be able to get the same quality control and continuous product improvement that they have come to expect from us, through an expanded distributor and sales network."

Plexus has more than 30 years of experience in the design, development, and production of epoxy and methacrylate bonding agents. The company's products are widely used in the marine, automotive, architectural, infrastructure, transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries.

For more information, contact:
Ken Lambert,
Business Manager,
ITW Plexus,
30 Endicott Street,
Danvers, MA 01923,
Toll-Free: 1-800-851-6692
TEL: 978-777-1100
FAX: 978-774-0516
info@itwplexus.com
www.itwplexus.com.

From: Norris & Company
437 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
Contact: John Norris,
Account Executive
TEL: 781-821-8300
FAX: 781-821-8301

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