Weld-On Milestones

1955:

WELD-ON® developed the first clear, reactive acrylic adhesive that met U.S. Department of Defense military specification (MIL-SPEC) for use on aircraft canopies. This reactive adhesive technology led to the development of other innovative adhesives which are the standard for bonding acrylic, polycarbonate, vinyl, ABS, PVC, PETG, butyrate, metal and other substrates used in many industries: POP display, aquarium fabrication, sign building, etc.

weld-on history1958:

IPS Corporation pioneered the solvent welding technique and patented WELD-ON® solvent cement for use on plastic pipe and fittings. This technique and product revolutionized plumbing in the United States by making plastic pipe installation easy, time-saving and convenient.

1978:

WELD-ON® developed color-match acrylic adhesive for bonding solid surface countertops.

1992:

WELD-ON® formulated and introduced the first LOW VOC (volatile organic compound) emission solvent cement in response to growing air quality concerns. Our low VOC product line meets one of the most stringent air quality standards in the country and most preferred by professionals.

724_cpvc_can1997:

WELD-ON® 724 was introduced. It was the first high strength solvent cement for chemical resistant CPVC plastic joints in the market and formulated for use in a variety of harsh chemical applications such as hypochlorites, acids and caustics.

1999:

WELD-ON® Structural Adhesive series was developed and launched. These advanced, patented, high-performance methacrylate adhesives are widely used in transportation, marine, and industrial applications.

Low VOC leaf icon2009:

Weld-On® became the first company in the industry to offer environmentally-responsible, all Low VOC solvent cements, primers and cleaners, and completely phase out regular VOC products. All Weld-On products now meet the requirements for Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emission limits, established by the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) – one of the most stringent regulations in the U.S. Use of Weld-On Low VOC products can also qualify contractors for one credit toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification for green building.