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Tape makers merge

July 19, 2005

Tape makers merge
to expand capabilities
Stik-II Products Inc., of Easthampton, MA, has purchased the stock of Dielectric Polymers Inc., Holyoke, MA, from Park Electrochemical Corp., Lake Success, NY. Stik-II Products is affiliated with the October Company, also of Easthampton. A holding company, Adhesive Applications Inc., was formed as a result of the acquisition, according to Stik-II Products President Michael Schaefer.
Lawrence Kuntz, president of Dielectric, will serve as president of the new holding company and will oversee operations at both facilities.
Adhesive Applications joins the assets of two tape manufacturers with more than 50 years of combined experience as suppliers to the pressure sensitive tape industry.
Stik-II Products, manufactures foam tapes for mounting, bonding, gasketing, and sealing applications for use in the automotive, electronic, plastic molder/extruder, appliance, furniture, and door and window manufacturing industries.
Dielectric Polymers produces high technology adhesive tapes and films, serving the graphic arts, powder coating, aerospace, electronics, automotive, appliance, and industrial splicing markets.
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