New lab to aide in adhesive research and application technology.

RS Industrial, Inc. (www.rsindustrial.com) announces the creation of its Ross Scott Labs™ Division. The venture will focus on adhesive research and application technology in order to meet emerging market needs, especially in new energy and environmentally safe markets; provide industry-standard testing and evaluation; generate white papers; and evaluate current products for new applications to support customer requests.

“We already had the ability to test many aspects of adhesives and tapes,” says Scott Allen, CEO of RS Industrial. “ However, with the purchase of additional high end equipment, we are now able to work with our supplier partners and customers to evaluate, develop, test and validate customized solutions on a large or small scale. Ross Scott Labs is a continuation of our vision to match today’s advanced adhesive technology with the needs of our broadening customer base.”

Ross Scott Labs is able to evaluate vital technical facets and properties of adhesives. Hot melt, waterborne, PSA’s, engineering, electronic and structural adhesives are focus areas for the lab. 

“As substrates continue evolving to meet the needs of new markets, pre-testing is a critical step to insure effective customer trials,” says Debbie Nash-Makita, lab manager and senior scientist.  “This all speeds the problem solving process and, hopefully, helps all parties contain costs.”

As a growing, customer service focused company, the new Ross Scott Labs Division can provide a rapid progression from a customer’s specialized need to a testing sample. The ability to simulate a full product development cycle will insure quick response to customer requests for unique applications.

Ross Scott Labs will continue the 20-year legacy of RS Industrial’s commitment to its valued customers.  “As an extension to our customer and technical service departments, I am confident that the Lab will facilitate an even stronger link between our marketing and sales groups,” says Allen.