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How to Choose a Professional Custom Adhesive Product Manufacturer

One would be forgiven for assuming that in terms of finding the most capable adhesive product manufacturer for their business, one would not be exactly spoilt for choice. After all, this is far from what you’d call a mainstream industry the likes of which is approached by the average member of the public, or even most companies, for that matter. Nonetheless, the fact that a bespoke adhesive product or security laminates are sought in the first place confirms that they’re to be used for an important purpose, in turn ruling out any willingness to deal with lacklustre providers.

What is immediately evident upon beginning the search for one of these businesses is that way there are significantly more of them on the market than you have probably realised. Some are big UK brands, others are operating from abroad, some are resellers, others are middlemen and some are just testing the water with something new. Suffice to say, the kind of product to be expected from one business to the next could vary considerably to say the least, which is exactly why it is important to be proactive in terms of selecting whom to work with.

So if you have decided to invest in one or a few bespoke adhesive products for your own business or brand, what kind of simple checks should you be looking to carry out before deciding which provider to go for?

1 – Bespoke Adhesive Products

First up, it is a good idea to verify that the supplier you’re considering does in fact work with custom adhesive products. The simple fact is that if they don’t offer their own bespoke adhesive products and solutions for customers, they’re basically just selling on the products of other businesses. Suffice to say, this will not exactly bode well with your own requirements as not only will you not be receiving a bespoke item in the first place, but you would also be better off simply going to the actual company responsible for producing it. Put simply – beware the middlemen, they will rarely bring you any benefit.

2 – Time in Business

While it is fair to say that time in business alone does not guarantee first-class product output, mastering the skills of producing absolutely stellar adhesive products always takes time. Therefore, and at the risk of offending slightly any talented newcomers that have just begun their business operations, it’s usually more reassuring to give priority to those brands that have been doing what they do for a good deal of time at least. It doesn’t only come down to being knowledgeable through experience either – this is the kind of niche and specialised industry field where surviving is a challenge to put it mildly. So if you come across a supplier that is still going strong after a significant amount of time in business, chances are you’re golden.

3 – Quality Guarantee

It is one thing to state your product is right up there with the best in the industry – it is another to provide concrete guarantees and proof to back up the claims. For instance, ISO accreditation needs to be seen as the industry standard – make sure to check for it. Additionally, it is really not too much to expect each and every item manufactured and shipped across the board to come with iron-clad assurances of performance, quality and excellent value for money. If no such guarantees are provided, make sure to look elsewhere.

4 – Brand Affiliation

It is also worth bearing mind that in terms of internationally recognised brands like Bostik and 3M, these are no the kinds of businesses who proudly show their affiliation and support for just any old company. Instead, it would always take something of a higher calibre to earn such badges of honour, which is why it is a good idea to be on the lookout for them when selecting an adhesive product manufacturer. Once again, brand affiliation doesn’t in its own right guarantee incredible performance, but it’s certainly a good place to start.

5 – Appropriate Prices

Last but not least, it is important to bear in mind that there is a big difference between being offered low prices and genuine value for money. Chances are that no matter what you’re looking for, you will be able to find a supplier somewhere that is willing to offer you a lower price for the same adhesive product. But consider that – does this mean the product quality and the overall service package you get will be the same? It is a case of being realistic and proactive, looking for assurances of excellent value for money rather than just the lowest prices on the market.