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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 business units 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.

Our current product line includes adhesives for elastomers, coatings and flock adhesives for automotive applications, adhesives for thermoplastic elastomers, 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 the marketplace, which now includes transportation, military, aerospace and industrial products. 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. Our product development efforts are customer-driven; by working closely with customers we find the best solutions to their problems.

Quality is always part of the picture

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

For example, our management information system (MIS) streamlines all processes and procedures to provide maximum efficiency in every aspect of manufacturing and customer service, thereby providing the highest possible value to our customers. The main objective of TQM is to reduce error and waste by continuously improving processes. Employee involvement groups, using statistical methods, meet regularly to analyze the total quality of specific projects and processes. Employee "empowerment" enables every employee to be a decision-maker and problem-solver.

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 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; Mexico; and Brazil.

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 keeps Lord 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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Title Annotation:Chemicals & Materials Corporate Profile '93: Special Advertising Section
Publication:Rubber World
Article Type:Company Profile
Date:Aug 1, 1993
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