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AdTech’s innovations in hot melt adhesive technologies has been in the headlines year after year, and we’re still making good news. Stay informed on the introduction of our latest hot glue gun and glue stick products and applications here – and check our trade show schedule often to find out where to see our latest hot melt adhesive technologies and meet the experts who develop them.

BLACK+DECKER Licensing Program Expands With the Addition of Three New

New Licensees Continue to Bring Innovation to the BLACK + DECKER Brand

NEW YORK CITY, December 8, 2014 – Leading power tool, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products brand, BLACK+DECKER, announces that three new partners – Chapin, Adhesive Technologies (“AdTech”), and Homestar – will join its licensing program. Two of these partners, Chapin and AdTech, will develop products incorporating BLACK+DECKER’s 20-volt lithium ion battery platform, marking the first time that BLACK+DECKER’s powerful battery technology will be included in licensed products. All three licensees and BLACK + DECKER were brought together by Beanstalk, BLACK + DECKER’s exclusive licensing agency.

Chapin, a worldwide leader in lawn and garden/construction sprayers and ice melt spreaders, will develop a four gallon cordless backpack sprayer to be manufactured with BLACK+DECKER’s 20v battery and charger. The cordless backpack sprayers will be available at home improvement centers, select mass merchandisers, farm and tractor stores, wholesale clubs, paint stores, pest control stores, lawn and garden stores, and via direct-mail catalogs beginning in early 2015.

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New ProTouch Caulking System Creates Professional Results with DIY Skills

HAMPTON, NH--February 22, 2016--Adhesive Technologies, Inc. (AdTech), the global innovator in hot melt adhesives and glue guns, today announced the availability of its ProTouch (watch application video) Caulking System. Created for the Do-It-Yourselfer (DIYer), the ProTouch Caulking System is a smart, all-in-one kit that removes the difficulty, mess and frustration of caulking jobs. The unique ProTouch applicator delivers a precise and consistent flow--stopping on demand when the ultra responsive trigger is released. More information:

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Adtech Moves Glue Line from China Back to the USA

HAMPTON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, AdTech, the global innovator in hot melt adhesives and glue guns, announced resuming glue production domestically in their Hampton, NH facility.

“I am also pleased that this investment will create additional seacoast jobs.”

For over 30 years, Adhesive Technologies, Inc. has been the world leader in hot melt adhesives and glue guns for the Craft, Industrial, DIY, OEM and Export markets. In 2002, AdTech moved its glue production to China but Peter Melendy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adhesive Technologies, Inc., has successfully moved a glue line back to the Hampton, NH plant. “Three years ago, we started looking into bringing production back to America. Now, we can be more responsive to the customer and be more flexible with customer demand. In turn, we will need a shorter lead time to fill requests. The closer you are to your customer, the better you can fill their needs.”

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TLC Craft Wars

TLC is about to turn crafting on its head. Long gone are the days where crafting solely referred to a world of quaint tea cozies and popsicle stick bird houses. Today, there is a strong movement of crafters taking this beloved hobby and transforming it into an extreme art form. Now, for the first time ever, TLC has assembled these craft virtuosos for a knock-down, drag-out fight for supremacy. Craft Wars

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Pete A. Baussmann, III Announcement

We are proud to announce, effective July 1, 2011, Pete A. Baussmann, III as our new Vice President, Retail Sales Division. Pete joined Adhesive Technologies in 2005 as a National Account Manager. During that time we've seen our Retail Sales Division grow and excel under his leadership. We are excited to see these positive results continue with his newly expanded role. Please join us in congratulating Pete on his success and future progress with Adhesive Technologies.

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