Creating innovative instant bonding adhesives
Glue Dots International (GDI) develops and manufacturers innovative adhesive solutions; offering a clean, versatile, and preferred alternative to tapes and liquid and hot glues. As a leading global manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive patterns, GDI realizes innovation is the key to success. The company transforms ideas into technically advanced adhesive products and application systems for the industrial and consumer marketplace.
Headquartered in Germantown, Wisconsin, GDI holds several patents and trademarks, including our established signature brands; Glue Dots®, Glue Lines®, Glue Squares®, Glue Shapes®, Double Dots®, EconoDot®, Dot Shot® Pro, and MatrX®. With manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia, GDI is committed to providing superior adhesive products, application equipment and exemplary customer service.
HistoryFounded in 1997, Glue Dots International revolutionized the adhesives industry with instant bonding adhesive products under the Glue Dots® brand name. Glue Dots was the original product of its kind on the market, invented by John Downs. Initially introduced to the industrial marketplace, the product line and related uses quickly expanded.
Glue Dots was acquired by Ellsworth Adhesive Company in 1999 to further strengthen product development and increase distribution channels.
In 2001, an assortment of products was launched at the Hobby Industry Association show. The response was immediate. Since then consumers have discovered endless uses for Glue Dots® around the home, school and office. Glue Dots differentiate traditional tapes and glues, providing a new adhesive solution that is “The New Way To Glue®"
An Ellsworth Adhesives Company
Glue Dots is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ellsworth Adhesive Company. Ellsworth is a leading global distributor and value-added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes and dispensing equipment with 36 offices in 16 countries. With a world-wide network of leading international manufacturers including 3M, Bostik, Dow Corning, Dymax, Emerson & Cuming, Fisnar, Loctite, Lord, Permabond, Techcon and many others, Ellsworth offers the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available.