A&P fact sheet

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers, a division of Franklin International, manufactures adhesives for the domestic and global wood furniture, millwork, engineered-lamination and filter-fabrication markets. It also produces pressure sensitive adhesives for tapes and labels used on consumer packaged goods, office products and more. The division supplies product and local service in more than 60 countries on six continents across the globe and operates a plant in Guangzhou, China to serve the Pacific Rim more efficiently.


Franklin Adhesives & Polymers has led the way in the innovation of adhesives for wood and wood products and offers an adhesive solution for most applications in the wood product manufacturing plant. Under the trusted brand names Titebond, Multibond, ReacTITE and Advantage, these products provide superior performance in wood assembly, solid edge and face gluing, engineered product lamination and finger jointing. The division also recently introduced the FilterFAB line of fast-setting, powerful adhesives for use in filter fabrication. Its broad offering of pressure sensitive adhesives are packaged under the brand names Covinax and Micronax and include the line of Micronax microsphere repositionable adhesives for applications that require continuous re-sticking.


Franklin Adhesives & Polymers remains committed to pioneering environmentally safe products that also maintain high performance characteristics. The division introduced the first 100 percent formaldehyde-free, water-resistant wood adhesive and recently launched its first bio-modified wood adhesive using soy. Three of its Covinax pressure sensitive adhesives have been certified by the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory to be easily removable from paper during the recycling process.

Franklin International

Established in 1935, Franklin International is among the largest privately held manufacturers of adhesives and sealants in the U.S. The corporate headquarters employs approximately 400 in its laboratory, R&D center and manufacturing facility, in Columbus, Ohio; eight distribution centers across the U.S.; and a new plant in Guangzhou, China. The company provides local support to customers domestically and globally through a network of 75 independent sales representatives and direct field sales associates. Franklin integrates its core competency – emulsion polymerization – into a broad product offering, including glues, adhesives, hot melts, binders, films and sizing compounds for use in construction, wood furniture manufacturing, millwork, paper converting, pressure-sensitive paper products, filter fabrication and fiberglass reinforcement. The company has a proud history of pioneering industry firsts, including the first ground-hide glue in a liquid state (1935) and the first aliphatic resin glue (1955).

Contact Information

Abbe Raabe

Marketing Communications Manager

Franklin Adhesives & Polymers

T 614.445.1337


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Corporate Contact:

Abbe Raabe, Director of Product Marketing
E: abberaabe@franklininternational.com
T: 614.445.1337614.445.1337


Agency Contact:

Jeanne Tranter, President
Tranter Public Relations
E: jtranter@trantercommunications.com
T: 614.445.0888614.445.0888


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