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Personnel Changes At Adhesive Applications Fuel Growth and Innovation

Jun, 2020

Adhesive Applications is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Smith to Converting Supervisor and Chandresh Thakur to Director of Engineering. In his role, Matt will oversee the converting operations of Adhesive Applications. Chandresh Thakur was temporarily filling this role as Adhesive Applications made significant process upgrades in converting.

“Matt has been a tremendous asset to our business in mixing and coating” said Petra Schaefer, co- owner of Adhesive Applications, “and we know he will bring his positive attitude and thoughtful approach to our converting operations. Matt will be running converting as we bring both coating and converting under one roof this summer with the construction of our new building.”

“This change frees up Chandresh to bring his wealth of knowledge, keen eye and tireless energy to processes throughout our operations and well beyond the converting floor. He continues to elevate our game every day,” said Petra.

“I’m excited to be part of Adhesive Applications’ growth over the years, “said Matt. “I’m looking forward to the streamlined opportunities we have in our new facility.”

“Our plant expansion provides us even more opportunities to refine our processes and deliver quality products to our customers,” said Chandresh.

Matt has been part of Adhesive Applications since 2000. He lives in Westfield, Massachusetts with his wife Jackie, his two children and two cats. He is actively involved in youth sports and serves as a coach for his son’s BMX racing team.

Chandresh joined Adhesive Applications in 2017. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Panjab University, as well as a master’s, a Ph.D. and a post doctorate degree from Lehigh University. He lives in Northampton with his wife Monika and enjoys hiking, playing pool and running.

Adhesive Applications at Foam Expo Europe 2019 !

Foam Expo Europe 2019

Sep, 2019

This September, Adhesive Applications brought its latest products and thinking to Foam Expo Europe 2019 where we shared our solutions with converters, distributors and OEMs from all over the world at the Stuttgart Messe.

Our Team was able to share our solutions in multiple languages and our partner in Spain, Juan Torregrosa of TMG Solutions was on hand to visit with existing customers and develop new relationships.

Data sheets, sample and pricing are all going out to anyone who requested this information. In the meantime, you can check out our portfolio of more than 300 silicone, foam, film & transfer tapes online here

We look forward to Foam Expo Novi in 2020! If you have any questions or sample requests, don’t hesitate to Contact Us

Thank You for Stopping By at Foam Expo 2019 !

Apr, 2019

Thank you for stopping by our booth at Foam Expo 2019. It was very nice to meet you all.

If you have requested any product information, samples or data sheets from us, we would follow up with you within 2 weeks.

Meanwhile, you can check out our portfolio of more than 300 silicone, foam, film & transfer tapes here

All product datasheets are available for download now ! If you have any further requests or want specific product samples, don’t hesitate to Contact Us

Foam Expo North America 2019 is Here Again ! You Don’t Wanna Miss It !

Mar, 2019

Foam Expo 2019 Adhesive Applications

Did you see Adhesive Applications at Foam Expo 2018? If not, we are here again this year at Booth 820, Foam Expo 2019 in Novi, Michigan, US on Mar 26-28.

Why? Because Foam Expo 2018 was a huge success. The event welcomed over 4,589 attendees and nearly 700 CEO’s & Presidents. As a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive Foam, Film and Transfer Tapes, we are excited to showcase our latest products and innovations there.

Come join us at Foam Expo 2019 Register For Free Now

All NEW Website. INNOVATIVE Products.

Oct, 2018

Adhesive Applications is proud to launch NEW website We have redesigned it with you in mind, implementing a user-friendly interface, simplifying product classifications, building a responsive product search tool, and providing all new product data sheets right on the website for your convenience.


Our current and prospective clients can now find more information about all our products online including our silicone tapes, PE foam tapes, transfer adhesives as well as acrylic & rubber tapes, right on our Products page.

The new Product Search Tool gives quick access to all product data sheets to make it easier for you to find what you want with just a single click.

Among the new features, the site contains a News page and integrated social media button for our LinkedIn page to foster improved communication with our clients. Connect with us on LinkedIn to receive all our corporate news, updated data sheets and new product launch announcements.

We hope you find the new website refreshing and easy to access information. Feel free to Contact Us, if you have any questions about our products & website or if you would like to receive a free sample.

Meet Adhesive Applications in Germany

Sept, 2018

Adhesive Applications, a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive foam, film and transfer tapes, will be showcasing its latest innovations at Booth 100, Foam Expo Europe on October 16-18 in Hannover, Germany. Come join us at Foam Expo Europe Register here

“We are excited to show you some of the innovative solutions we have been working on and talking to customers to see how we can meet your needs.” said Bob LePere, our International Sales. “Adhesive Applications continues to grow and evolve everyday with new product offerings driven by our customer applications.”

In addition to Bob Lepere, Adhesive Application’s owner Mike Schaefer will be at Booth 100. Born in Germany, Mike speaks fluent German. “I’m looking forward to seeing our existing European customers and meeting new people” said Mike. Also in Booth 100 will be Judette Savino, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Adhesive Applications; and Petra Schaefer, Principal.

We look forward to seeing you at Booth 100 in Hannover!

Judette Savino Promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Adhesive Applications

Aug, 2018

Adhesive Applications, a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive foam, film and transfer tapes, has named Judette Savino Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately.
“Judette has done an outstanding job of growing our sales in her role as Vice President of Key Accounts and this promotion is an acknowledgement of the success she has achieved for us,” said Roopram Ramharack, President of Adhesive Applications, “In addition she has lead our team through the implementation of a variety of sales tools and programs to position us for future growth.”

In her new role, Judette will work with sales managers and with the Technical Team to set and achieve sales targets and market the Adhesive Applications competencies, products and solutions.

Judette joined the company in 1986 when it was called Stik-II, shortly after owner Michael Schaefer acquired it as part of the October Company. “Judette has been with what is now Adhesive Applications since my start with the company and she has been critical to our growth throughout the years,” said Michael, “It’s been a pleasure to watch both her and the organization grow and know she is part of our future.”

Judette served as International Sales Manager for Venture Tapes, a 3M Company, prior to rejoining Adhesive Applications in 2012. She served as a Board Member of the Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA) for six years and currently serves as Chair of the GFA Membership Committee. She holds a Business Degree from Bay Path College, and she is active in the local dance community. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her husband Scott, her two sons and her dog, Chance. Her experience, expertise and knowledge has been and will always be an invaluable resource to the success of Adhesive Applications.