Worthen Building On a Rich History of Adhesive Innovation
Innovation is always hard. Keeping on the forefront of the industry is even harder when you can trace your origin back to 1866.
That’s exactly the case with the Upaco Adhesives division of Worthen Industries, which has its origins in the Union Paste Company that launched in the 19th century.
Steve Adams, Business Manager for the Foam Fabricating Adhesives group at Worthen Industries, said going above and beyond simply being an adhesive formulation company has allowed Worthen to provide something different.
“I think what we did that was different is that we took control of the whole process. We became a partner for our customers in that not only did we develop the adhesive products, but we helped them with how to apply the adhesive, we recommended equipment, [and], sometimes we helped them design equipment,” he said. “We became the whole adhesive solution. We became the experts in that part of their process where they literally did not need to know much about this segment of the process. We could do everything for them.”
That adaptability has served Adams and his group well as the mattress industry in particular has changed, with consumers much more likely to order a mattress in a box the size of a mini-fridge that inflates upon opening than going to a traditional retail outlet.
“We have been at the forefront of solving any of the adhesive issues that come about in the change of the process, for example they needed immediate drying adhesives,” he said. “Typically, you would laminate a mattress and want to store it for four hours to let the water completely dry before you package it. Well, now through our formulations as well as working with the equipment people that have upped their product offerings … we now have a solution where you can laminate a mattress and pack it immediately off line and ship it to a consumer.”
Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale
Investing for Success: Expert Advice on Business Management and Wealth Building
Starting a business from scratch can be a challenging but rewarding experience. To manage your business successfully, it’s essential to begin by developing a comprehensive business management plan. This plan should include your goals, target audience, products or services, marketing and sales strategies, and financial projections. It should serve as a roadmap for your […]
Teach For America Reinvention: Culture Transformation and Educator Recruitment
Teach For America (TFA) started with an idea in 1989 by Wendy Kopp. The TFA formally launched in 1990 with a mission to provide all children in America with an excellent education. More than thirty-three years later, TFA is continually improving itself by expanding its network and resources with initiatives like TFA’s Reinvention Lab. […]
‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Reminds Scientists and Metaphysicians That Researching the Multiverse Has Important Thematic Fundamentals
The multiverse theory has been the subject of scientific research and philosophical debate for decades. It is a theory that suggests the existence of multiple universes beyond our own, each with its own unique physical laws and properties. Along with the recent phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2023’s Best Picture-winning film Everything Everywhere All […]