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Chemlok Adhesives: Protecting Healthcare Workers & Patients

( 06/08/2020 ) Written by: Karen Sy-Laughner

COVID-19 relief efforts are underway around the world, with medical device manufacturers stepping up to meet demands and supply critical medical equipment. Our Chemlok adhesives product line plays a big role here.

A Solution that Safeguards

Chemlok is a line of vulcanizing adhesives that adhere elastomers to substrates. In masks and respirators, manufacturers rely on Chemlok adhesives to ensure secure seals by adhering silicones and fluorosilicones to various substrates. This provides the best protection for healthcare workers, keeping them safe from contaminates. In respirators and ventilators, the quality of the seal ensures proper function of the device to provide oxygen to a patient’s lungs. In fact, Chemlok adhesives are used in both the GM and FORD ventilator programs. 

Chemlok adhesives are supported by an extensive global team with technical centers in the United States, Germany and Japan. We have field technical service offices and sales teams all over the world in order to be close to our customers. Our team members offer decades of industry experience and are dedicated to ensuring we provide the right solutions for our partners. In such uncertain times, our customers and distributors rely on us to supply the adhesives they need, when and where they need it.

An Extensive Legacy

More than 60 years ago, Chemlok was developed primarily to bond aerospace and transportation rubber-to-metal mounts. Over decades, this family of adhesives has established itself as an industry leader based on a reputation of innovation, service and performance. 

These adhesives are used extensively across many industries, in harsh environments that necessitate reliability and high performance. Chemlok can be found in mining extraction or processing equipment, in agricultural equipment, in oil and gas pumps, or in many transportation applications. Chemlok adhesives are also used in infrastructure applications – bridge bearing and seismic pads – devices that protect buildings and bridges from earthquakes. 

Around the world, Chemlok adhesives have been the adhesives of choice by our most discerning customers. When it’s critical, it’s Chemlok.

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Karen Sy-Laughner

Karen Sy-Laughner is the Global Sales, Strategy and Channel Manager for Parker LORD. Karen's wealth of knowledge in the rubber industry has helped many customers understand the rubber bonding process. She focuses on elastomer business strategies and international sales development.