Covalence Specialty Adhesives
Covalence Specialty Adhesives

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Covalence Specialty Materials Corp., formerly the Plastics and Adhesives division of Tyco International, Ltd., with a workforce of 7,125 people in 38 manufacturing facilities, is a major producer of a wide range of products, including polyethylene-based films, industrial tapes, medical specialties, packaging, heat-shrinkable coatings and specialty laminates. Covalence is the number one producer domestically of trash bags, duct tape and niche laminated and coated products. Among its leading brands are Ruffies® and Rhino-X® trash bags; Film-Gard® plastic sheeting; Nashua® tapes, Covalence Raychem; Polyken® pipeline coatings; Thermo-Ply® and Energy-Brace® wall sheathing; as well as R-Wrap® and Barricade® housewraps.