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Lord Corporation - a worldwide leader in elastomer adhesives technology.

Lord Corporation - A Worldwide Leader in Elastomer Adhesives Technology

Lord Corporation is a technology-based firm, headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, which specializes in the design, development, production and marketing of products for industries ranging from transportation to construction to packaging to defense and aerospace. Elastomer Products is one of three subdivisions of the corporation's Chemical Products Division.

Preferred products for over 30 years

Chemlok [R] adhesives first gained their popularity bonding transportation components more than 35 years ago.

Today, they offer:

* tested and proven products for a variety of rubber

bonding needs

* research and development into elastomer bonding

technology to meet the ever-changing needs of the

marketplace

* a culture of continuous quality improvement

* customer service unparalleled in the industry

Today, Chemlok adhesives are the first choice of worldwide customers for bonding a variety of elastomer products. Chemlok adhesives are preferred for their resistance to chemical and environmental attack, versatility under varying molding conditions, and consistent and reliable quality.

Today the product line includes adhesives for elastomers, coatings and flock adhesives for automotive applications, adhesives for thermoplastic elastomers, mold release agents, and a variety of chemical specialty products for surface treatments and adhesion promotion.

Product development continues to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of industry and the marketplace. RIM urethane-to-glass adhesives, adhesives for bonding TPEs to various substrates, aqueous rubber-to-metal adhesives, castable-urethane-to-metal adhesives, flock adhesives for SBR and EPDM, and glycol-resistant adhesives are just a few recent Elastomer Products innovations.

Quality is always part of the picture

How can customers be assured of a consistent quality product? Total Quality Management (TQM) has been incorporated into research, product development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and customer service areas. They are "a way of life" at Lord.

For example, statistics and basic charting techniques are used to measure consistency and purity of incoming raw materials, to manipulate variables in product development, to monitor sales activity and to more accurately forecast marketing trends and opportunities. TQM methods are helping Lord Corporation to become the highest-quality producer in every market served, and to be recognized worldwide for high-performance products and total reliability as a supplier.

Worldwide markets and services

The transportation industry, including both on- and off-highway vehicles, still constitutes the largest market for Chemlok adhesives. Other markets we serve today include military, aerospace and industrial products.

Since any product is only as good as the people behind it, the Market Development Department works closely with customers, from the earliest stages of product design, right through manufacturing.

Lord/Elastomer Products has plants in Saegertown, Pennsylvania; the United Kingdom; Japan; Korea and Brazil; with joint ventures in Mexico, Germany and India.

Chemlok products are distributed worldwide in over 90 countries, with more than 20 agents and licensees.

Leadership is the key

Leadership is what Lord Elastomer Products is all about. And it is continued leadership - both technical and customer service - that will keep Lord, now and in the future, ahead of the competition.

Technical innovation, high quality-control standards and strong customer service have always been the hallmarks of the Lord Corporation way of doing business. Through leadership in these areas we will continue to meet the present and future needs of our markets and customers.

For more information, contact Lord Corporation, Elastomer Products, 2000 West Grandview Blvd., P.O. Box 10038, Erie, PA 16514-0038. Telephone: (814) 868-3611. Fax: (814) 864-3452.
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Date:Aug 1, 1991
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