kemperstEstablished in 1950 as a family-owned business in Lynchburg, Virginia. Slocum Adhesives Corporation was initially founded to serve the footwear industry with the simple guiding principles that quality and service come first. By living by those basic  principles for over 60 years, we have transformed ourselves to become a 100%  employee owned adhesive manufacturer. Supplying markets world-wide as a custom formulator of commodity and special adhesives, we still enjoy a healthy business partnership with many of those original Slocum customers.

With the continuing expansion of our two main facilities in Lynchburg, VA and the addition of our Nova Tape operations in the Dominican Republic, Slocum Adhesives currently utilizes over 140,000 square feet of manufacturing space. This commitment to our customers, along with warehouses in the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong and mainland China, allow us to respond quickly to any production, shipping, technical or service need that may arise.

Our highly trained staff places a special emphasis on the consistency and quality of every product. When you partner with Slocum, you will discover our personalized and responsive service can help you solve your adhesive needs. We put our 60 plus years of experience and technical understanding to work for you in custom compounding a product for your specific application. We offer not just products, but adhesive solutions. Our objective has always been to provide our customers with adhesives, service, and technical support of such high quality that we create satisfied customers whose businesses run more smoothly, efficiently, and profitably.


When you have an adhesive need, you will find our experienced sales representatives are supported by a team of highly skilled technical specialists who can provide prompt, well informed answers and innovated solutions. And you will also find our technical department is accessible and responsive to your unique applications.

Slocum technicians and chemists offer over one hundred years of adhesive expertise in a broad variety of industrial uses of solvent-based, water-based, and hot melt adhesives.

We are a leader in the research and development of adhesive products and are postured to remain on the cutting edge of technology through the 21st  Century and beyond. We devote extensive resources to research and development, enabling us to continuously innovate and improve. Our chemists are professional problem-solvers who can provide you with the adhesive technology essential to keeping  your company in front of the competition. Located in our R & D center, they are constantly formulating, testing and evaluating new adhesives, striving for excellence, but never overlooking the environmental impact or potential risk to your personnel.


Slocum Adhesives is presently manufacturing several hundred different products for a broad range of industrial uses such as adhesives for furniture, clothing, sheet metal, construction, automotive, footwear and a diversity of other industries. We are experienced and proficient at working with our customers to develop an adhesive that suits their precise application.

Please contact us for detailed, products-specific information.

Our Products

Water-based latex adhesives

  • Polychloroprene
  • Polyurethane resin
  • PVA emulsion
  • VAE emulsion
  • SBR latex
  • Natural rubber
  • Nitrile latex
  • Cellulosic adhesive
  • Self-seal gum

Solvent-based adhesive

  • Polyurethane
  • Polychloroprene
  • Natural rubber
  • Nitrile rubber
  • SBR rubber
  • Nonflammable
  • Primers
  • Cleaners

Hot Melt adhesives

Nova Tape

  • Underlay Tape
  • Nylon Tape
  • Eyelet Reinforcement
  • Folding Tape
  • Topline Tape
  • Low Stretch Nylon
  • Back Seam Tape

Nova-Tex Waterproof Systems

  • 3 Layer White Trico Waterproof Tape
  • 2 Layer Clear Waterproof Tape
  • 2 Layer Polyamide Waterproof Tape
  • Pressure Sensitive Coated Foam Tape