The Chemence Story

1983

A COMPANY IS FORMED, AND AN INNOVATOR ARRIVES.
Founder Hugh V. Cooke established Chemence Ltd. in the United Kingdom, as a specialty manufacturer of industrial adhesives and sealants.

PIONEERING THINKING AND DESIGN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.
Chemence Ltd. develops special adhesives that can seal gas mains under live conditions. 

IMMEDIATE PARTNERSHIPS AND SUCCESS.
Chemence Ltd. quickly becomes a key supplier of private-label adhesives to a number of major companies including Tesco, 3M, Bostik, Bondo, and others.

THE BEGINNING OF AN INCREDIBLE LEGACY.
Chemence Ltd. remains the principal supplier to British Gas to this day. 

1989

BRANCHING OUT TO AMERICA.
Chemence Inc. was formed in Ohio, with the intent of becoming a distributor for companies based in the United States.

 

1993

NEW HOME, BIGGER FACILITY, BRIGHTER FUTURE.
Chemence Inc. relocates to a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Georgia, and becomes the only manufacturer of cyanoacrylate in the United States.

 

1994

EXPANDING INTO NEW FIELDS.
Chemence Medical Products Inc. is formed, and manufactures its own product line of medical adhesives, as well as those of other medical companies, to this day.

BREAKING NEW GROUND... AND SAVING LIVES
CMPI creates and develops a patented variant of superglue used to repair inoperable aneurysms in the brain.

 

1998

TAKING INNOVATION TO NEW LEVELS.
Chemence, Inc. becomes QS-9000 compliant and a key supplier to Tier 1 and 2 OEMs.

 

2000

ADDING EVEN MORE INDUSTRIAL FIREPOWER.
Chemence acquires Polyfibron’s liquid photopolymer business.

 

2011

SPREADING INTO MORE AREAS.
Chemence purchases Indiana Clearstamp, relocates the facility to Dalton, GA, and opens a photopolymer platemaking facility for the craft and hobby industry, one of only a few of its kind in the US, under the name “Clearstamp by Craffiti.”

 

2014

EXTENDING OUR REACH.
CMPI adds in-house injection moulding capabilities, thus maintaining the integrity of USA-manufactured adhesives and packaging.

ESTABLISHING A GLOBAL PRESENCE.
Chemence purchases platemaking shops across Europe, including MediaFlex in Spain, VW Graphics and Outline Imaging in the UK. A strategic partnership with Smurfit Kappas’ European trade shops is formed.

A YEAR OF INCREDIBLE SUCCESS.

Gross annual sales for Chemence reach nearly $100 million, with a staff largely comprised of senior chemists, R&D, and product development specialists. In 2014, Chemence is one of the top suppliers of photopolymer and commercial printers to the flexographic industry both in the US and in Europe.

RACKING UP PATENTS LEFT AND RIGHT.
Between 1990 and 2014, Chemence, Inc., holds a catalogue of more than 24 patents, which include proprietary processes, packaging devices, and chemical combinations.

2015

INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCTS.
Chemence introduces Krylex, its own formulation based on Ritelok developed for 3M.