WELLINGBOROUGH, UK — Scott Bader announced that its Canadian site, based in Drummondville, will begin manufacturing Crestabond® structural adhesives in 2022. The expansion of Crestabond production to Scott Bader ATC will allow the company to meet growing demand for its high-quality MMA primerless structural adhesives within the North American market. It will also significantly reduce transport emissions and delivery times, helping Scott Bader to deliver a faster, more efficient service for its customers with less environmental impact.

The initial production at Scott Bader ATC will focus on the innovative Crestabond M1 series of 10:1 structural adhesives, suitable for bonding a range of substrates including composites, thermoplastics and metals. The range benefits from varying working times to suit a host of applications in multiple industries, including marine, automotive, wind energy and construction.

Ingrid Skalleberg, Scott Bader’s Global Product Manager for Adhesives, said, “We are delighted to increase production of our Crestabond structural adhesives. North America is a key strategic growth area for us so to be able to produce Crestabond at our Canadian site, and offer our North American customers shorter lead times, is a great step forward.”

The expansion of Crestabond production to Scott Bader ATC follows the news of Scott Bader’s $16 million investment in a new production site in Mocksville, North Carolina. The investment includes the acquisition of a 110,000-square-foot industrial unit on a 15-acre site, which with further investment will be developed into a gelcoat and structural adhesives manufacturing facility. It will be the company’s second North American manufacturing site; the new development is expected to create 27 new jobs locally.

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