Family run for over 50 years


(978) 462-0746



13 Malcom Hoyt Drive, Newburyport, MA 01950


7am – 4:00pm

A Leader in Custom Compounding, our PSAs come in solvent and hot melt form. Versatility and customization is our specialty. Our solvent based rubber products have solids ranging from 10% to 75% with viscosities from 500 to 500,000 cps. Our VOC free hot melt capabilities are wide ranging and can fit any customer need. 


Hero Coatings was founded in 1967 by Robert Lynch (HE for “Helen,” Robert’s wife, and RO for Robert”); it continues to be owned and operated by the Lynch family.

In the 1970s, Hero Coatings expanded its product line to include pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) for athletic tapes and knife over roll transfer applications. In the 1980s, we developed adhesives for textile laminations and built the modern facility we now occupy in order to accommodate our growth, improve manufacturing efficiency, and meet stringent emissions regulations.

Hero Coatings has over 50 years experience in the development and manufacturing of solvent-based adhesives. We have a broad range of standard products and a significant number of custom products that we have developed for specific customers and specific applications. Our ability to develop individualized solutions to meet targeted performance specifications, such as peel, shear and tack properties to a variety of substrates, is unmatched by other adhesives manufacturers in the Northeast.

Beginning in 2021, Hero added hot melt adhesive capabilities. We are excited to move into the future manufacturing both solvent based and hot melt adhesives.


PSA and Heat Seal Products for the widest range of applications.

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

We have extensive experience compounding rubber based PSA. Our large catalogue of commercial products was developed to help a customer with a certain application…

Heat Seal

Heat-sealing adhesives are thermoplastic materials that can be coated on to substrates and reactivated later by heat or pressure or both. Typically they are applied to substrates…

Toll Manufacturing

A significant amount of what we do is manufacture customer provided formulations to their specifications. Hero Coatings is Located in Newburyport, MA


Hero Customers Deal Directly with Company Owners or Key Personnel

We take great pride in our customer service. We devote the same level of attention to our small customers as we do to our Fortune 500 customers. And since every customer needs their order on time and in spec, that’s what we deliver. We establish long-term supplier relationships to add value to our customers’ products.


Our Product Formulations, Volume, and Markets Served Continue to Expand

Major standard raw materials used in our heat seal and pressure sensitive adhesives are listed here; we are not limited to these materials – we will be glad to discuss your particular application.

• Aliphatic hydrocarbon

• Natural Rubber (NR)

• Styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymer (SBS)

• Styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR)

• Styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer (SIS)

• Synthetic “Natural Rubber”

• C9 aromatic hydrocarbon

• Mixed aliphatic-aromatic hydrocarbon

Product Testing and Certificates of Analysis with Every Order

We regard quality as our overriding concern, after safety. Quality issues drive our production as attested to by the long-term loyalty of our customer base. We have an extensive testing and record-keeping regimen.