All About
Chemence®

Chemence® is a global company with diversified expertise in multiple market shares that seem sporadic but share a single commonality: polymerizable technology. In simple terms, Chemence® has become experts in liquids that “polymerize” (cure or harden) into solids. Our Story is an interesting one – read more about how Chemence came to be. See where we are going – Our Core Values and Locations provide insight into our corporate methodology and expansive global reach.

 

OUR CORE VALUES

  • Honestly Engage
    We build relationships based on trust, transparency, and authenticity – always inviting and speaking the truth – from and to our employees, clients, and partners.
  • Intentionally Enable
    Just as our products are engineered to intentionally enable an end use, we are considered and thoughtful in how we engage, develop, and nurture our teams, clients, & partners.
  • Flawlessly Execute
    We are relentless and demanding in our pursuit of flawless execution and excellence in all that we do.
  • Proactively Serve
    We don’t react; we are out front, anticipating and passionately providing world-class service to those around us – setting the right ambience for our employees, clients, & partners.
  • Fearlessly Pioneer
    We are innovators, pushing the boundaries into terrain unexplored, looking beyond the horizon and identifying opportunities the market has yet to see.

Chemence® Story

Chemence 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.

1983

Chemence 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.

1989

Chemence 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 continental United States.

1993

Chemence 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.

1994

Chemence 1998

TAKING INNOVATION TO NEW LEVELS

Chemence® Inc. becomes QS-9000 compliant and a key supplier to Tier 1 and 2 OEMs.

BREAKING NEW GROUND… AND SAVING LIVES

CMPI creates and develops a patented variant of superglue used to repair inoperable aneurysms in the brain.

1998

Chemence 2000

ADDING EVEN MORE INDUSTRIAL FIREPOWER

Chemence® acquires Polybron’s liquid photopolymer business.

2000

Chemence 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 Crati.”

2011

Chemence 2014

EXTENDING OUR REACH

CMPI adds in-house molding capabilities further maintaining the integrity of our internally 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 Smurt Kappas’ European trade shops is formed.

2014

Chemence 2015

INTRODUCING NEW PRODUCTS

Chemence® introduces KRYLEX®, its own formulation based on Ritelok developed in-house and later sold to 3M.

2015

Chemence 2017

ANOTHER EXPANSION

Chemence® relaunches KRYLEX® adhesive line for industrial manufacturing focusing on specialty markets such as electronics, medical devices and electric vehicles.

2017

Chemence 2018

GROWING KRYLEX®

Chemence® further focuses on high end manufacturing by acquiring Supreme Resources’ electronics adhesive business.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Chemence Inc. and Ltd. upgrade to ISO9001:2015 quality standards.

2018