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As a manufacturer of adhesives and a distributor for companies including H.B. Fuller, 3M, and ITW Dynatec, we stake our reputation on creating solutions for our customers. "We established this blog to offer our technical expertise, share trends, give insights to new products and applications, and tell unique stories along the way." - Joe Cerino

  • COVID-19 Update from Joe Cerino, President of HAR

    During this pandemic, we have all faced challenges unlike anything we have experienced before. We are missing the faces of our colleagues and conversations with our customers, and we know many businesses are feeling the same way. We have spent more time at home and more time reflecting on the future and how things will change. There will be some trepidation in the world as we continue, but ultimately, we will all adjust our course and move forward.

  • Precision Cold Glue Application Equipment; Will hold furniture together without dripping and do muc

    Recently, I had to don my seldom used handyman hat, in order repair a four-drawer dresser that was showing signs of instability. Upon further inspection, it appeared the dowels had become loose and were not holding securely in the dowel holes. My handyman assistant, Google, indicated that there may have been an insufficient amount of adhesive applied during the manufacture of the drawers. As most folks would do to remedy the situation, I applied copious amounts water-based adhesive into these holes, thinking that I would overload the hole with adhesive to ensure this was not a reoccurring problem. It may have solved the stability/bonding issue, but the mess that it created and discoloration on the stained wood created a new set of issues.

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