Adhesives & Sealants Headlines

Industry News (Week of 10/29/07)


Glenn Frommer has joined ADCO Products Inc. as president. In this role, Frommer will have responsibility for all U.S. activities, including driving top-line and profit improvements through product and market development, continuing successful LEAN and productivity programs, and supporting merger and acquisition activities in the U.S.

Frommer has spent much of his 25-year career with National Starch and Chemical, working initially as a senior development engineer before earning his CPA certification and working in M&A, Finance, and CFO roles for various subsidiaries of National Starch. He has spent most of the past decade leading market-driven and technology-based structural adhesive businesses for National Starch (Permabond International and Bondmaster), and recently led the global adhesives business for Celanese Emulsions.

Frommer received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester and his MBA from Rutgers University.

For more information, visit


Dr. Guido Naberfeld was recently appointed to the position of director in the Global Production & Technology Polyether/Propylene Oxide (P&T PET/PO) team at Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS). In his new assignment, Naberfeld will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the BMS Global PET/PO strategic masterplan for PET assets, including a long-term investment strategy and the resulting global PET site concepts.

Naberfeld will be developing, negotiating and implementing strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, site/unit rationalization, and raw material procurement strategies. Naberfeld will also provide support to the head of Global PO Assets and to the Global PET/PO organization to meet the PET strategic objectives and overall masterplan initiatives.

Naberfeld previously worked in the BMS-PUR-Business Planning & Administration group in Leverkusen, Germany, as the executive assistant to the head of the Polyurethanes Business Unit. His appointment to the Global P&T PET/PO team brings him to Pittsburgh.

Naberfeld is a native of Cologne, Germany, and a 2000 graduate of Ruhr Universitaet Bochum (Germany). He holds a degree in Organic Chemistry.


Garlock Sealing Technologies is celebrating its 120th year in the fluid sealing industry. Founded by Olin J. Garlock in 1887 as a piston rod sealing company, Garlock is now recognized as a top player in the fluid sealing industry with 1,500 employees in 13 global operations supported by a network of authorized distributors in 79 countries.

Since its establishment, Garlock has introduced many industry firsts, such as GYLON® gasketing, BLUE-GARD® compressed fiber gasketing, carbon fiber compressed gasketing, CHEVRON® v-rings, elastomeric expansion joints and the Garlock EVSP® seal, which is the first low-emission stem seal of its kind. The formulations of the first asbestos-free gasketing and packing products in the late 1970s helped further solidify Garlock’s technological leadership in the fluid sealing industry.

To mark its 120th year in business, Garlock’s parent company, EnPro Industries, will invest $35 million over five years to its “Palmyra Modernization Project” (PMP). The PMP includes the recently completed construction of an advanced 114,000-square-foot Klozure® facility, used for manufacturing high-performance Garlock Klozure oil seals, bearing isolators and mechanical seals. This massive renovation will ensure that Garlock has the most efficient, environmentally sound facilities possible.

For more information, visit

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!


ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI May 2015 cover

2015 May

You won't want to miss our May issue, with a special packaging-focused Adhesives at Work section, as well as coverage of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), biorenewable feedstocks, and more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Better Jobs

Is the economy prompting you to consider leaving your job for a better one?
View Results Poll Archive


Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 


facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.