Adherex Group, a newly formed company headquartered in Little Ferry, New Jersey, brings together proven tape technology brands to deliver high-performance adhesion technologies and specialty-engineered solutions to packaging distributors and OEMs nationwide. Bob Marquette, former Bostik executive and Adherex Group CEO, and Dave Burger, former 3M executive and Adherex Group executive board chair, will lead the company. Adherex Group is a portfolio company of Akoya Capital, a sector-focused, independent private equity firm.

Primetac, Concord, SpecBond, and Cutting Edge serve as the company’s brands, representing a comprehensive offer of adhesion solutions ranging from practical to complex, including PSA tapes, converted tapes, films, and specialty-engineered materials. 

According to Marquette, Adherex Group is poised to solve business challenges and enable its customers to grow faster. “Adherex fills a gap in the marketplace for companies who need quick access to an expansive inventory of high-performance tapes and films, proven converting capabilities, and the knowledge and experience required to specify application-specific solutions. Our business model combines the personalized service and responsiveness of a smaller company with the collective capabilities of a larger enterprise,” he explained.

Adherex Group will go to market through its two businesses, Adherex Packaging and Adherex Specialty Materials. Adherex Packaging serves industrial packaging distributors with high-performance industrial tapes and films. Access to local expertise, a comprehensive product inventory and five regional distribution centers ensure short lead times and speed of delivery, while avoiding supply chain disruptions. Adherex Specialty Materials drives the growth of OEMs in the aerospace, transportation, medical, electronics, industrial, and appliance markets with a broad range of specialty-engineered solutions, converting, and value-added capabilities. From new applications to standard stock products, Adherex Specialty Materials tackles tough applications, drives product development, and delivers contract converting services. 

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