Scott Bader Ltd has been shortlisted in this year’s UK Private Business Awards in the ‘Technology Innovation of the year’ category for the outstanding chemical research and innovative development of their Crestabond® range of industrial primer-less structural adhesives. The other companies shortlisted in this category, sponsored by Currencies Direct, are: Dyson (Dyson James Ltd), EMSC (UK) Ltd, and Stickyeyes. The awards ceremony takes place in London on September 6th at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
The Scott Bader R & D team of chemists and technologists successfully developed this new range of Crestabond® structural adhesives, which are designed for bonding a wide range of substrates, including metals, plastics and composite materials, used in industrial applications. In addition to having excellent adhesive properties, by also being primer-less and curing rapidly, manufacturers using Crestabond have also been able to reduce overall production costs and increase productivity. Crestabond structural adhesives are now being successfully used by many UK and global manufacturing companies operating in the building and construction, marine, wind energy, land transportation and vehicle industries.
Malcolm Forsyth, Scott Bader’s Global Director, Adhesives & Advanced Composites Business, commented “”We are delighted that Scott Bader’s innovative Crestabond structural adhesive technology has been given public recognition by making it to the final four national short-list in the Technology Innovation of the Year award. This is great external validation of what our customers already know – that we are a clear leader in the world of Composites and now Structural Adhesives, when it comes to technically leading products which deliver outstanding performance and improve the quality, cost-effectiveness and capability of our customers’ products. We eagerly look forward to the Awards dinner, when we will find out if we have won this prestigious award.”
Now in its second year, the UK Private Business Awards 2012 event, sponsored by PWC in association with HSBC Private Bank, is a show case and celebration of the most successful companies and individuals operating in the private sector, which is the foundation of the British economy. Only privately owned businesses are eligible. To qualify, a business must be UK headquartered and have some UK based operations. It must not be controlled by any one Private Equity or Venture Capital Fund and its shares must not be publicly traded.
The UK Private Business Awards 2012 also supports the UK charity LEAP, which helps young people and jobless adults by helping them overcome their circumstances to fulfil their potential and play a fuller role in society.
About Scott Bader
Scott Bader was established in 1921. Today it is a £200 million multinational chemical company, employing 600 people worldwide. It is a common trusteeship company, having no external shareholders, with a strong commitment to support its customers, workforce and the environment.
Scott Bader’s headquarters is based in the UK where they have purpose-built, state-of-the-art technical facilities that provide R & D as well as complete evaluation, testing and application support. They have manufacturing facilities in the UK, France, Croatia, The Middle East and South Africa.