Our company’s beginnings go back to 1967 when Robert Lynch founded Hero Coatings. The early products were primarily low temperature heat seals used in small cases, footwear, and other leather products.
The company has grown to become a major supplier of solvent-based adhesives and is a strategic partner of Functional Coatings, which was formed in 1989 to meet the growing demand for VOC adhesive coated products. Both companies are still owned by the Lynch family.
Functional Coatings specializes in 100% VOC-free hot melt adhesive coated products which are applied to a wide range of substrates and utilized in markets as various as military, medical, automotive, construction, footwear, and industrial tapes.
We have experienced sustained positive growth and added substantial new capacity to service our customer base that includes large multimillion-dollar OEMs and more modestly sized manufacturers of specialty products.
Our highly experienced product development team is critical to our reputation for developing technically advanced adhesive solutions. We have proprietary and non-proprietary formulations.
Our lab personnel work with customers to match our existing formulas to their needs or, quite often, to create new formulas that respond to specific application requirements.
We have three pilot HMA mixing machines with up to 800 pound capacity for scale-up testing to full production. This reduces both the time and costs associated with bringing new products to market.
Our lab personnel are also a key element in our quality assurance program. They perform all the required tests at customer-defined schedules, record results, retain samples as needed, and provide certifications to customer specification.
We have our own server and redundant off-site storage to assure that customer records are never at risk. We are a technology driven company with the machinery, the experience, the product formulation, and the skilled employee base that makes us the innovative leader in adhesives and coating technology.