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will the Canadian countermeasure tariffs affect you?

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Adhesives, News

It’s coming:  The Department of Finance Canada has issued its notice of intent to impose countermeasures in response to US tariffs on steel and aluminum products.

On June 1, 2018, the Department of Finance Canada issued a list of countermeasure tariffs which will take effect on July 1, 2018.  These countermeasures targeted a wide range of products which include (obviously) steel and aluminum but also include stainless steel, food products (stock up on ketchup), paper and wood products, household goods, and some types of appliances.

Where the new tariffs affect us (and our customers) is in the area of adhesives in small package sizes:
"HS Code 3506.10.xx.xx:  Products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a weight of 1 kg."

Certain adhesive products which we currently supply in 400ml tubes (or smaller) are now subject to an additional tariff upon import into Canada as of July 1, 2018.  As of now, this category of products is subject to a 10% tariff.  Larger package quantities (1kg or larger) are not subject to this tariff.

We are reaching out to those customers we know will be affected by this change, and will work with them to minimize the impact of these new tariffs.

You can see the text issued by the Department of Canada Finance by clicking here.  

Not All Adhesives Are Created Equal

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Methacrylates

If you’ve ever used silicones, you know how overwhelming the smell can be. You may also know that too much of an overwhelming thing requires intervention from your Workplace Health and Safety Committee! The answer need not be “more ventilation” or “use only outdoors”!

Adhesive Systems offers a range of Methacrylate adhesives designed to bond a HUGE variety of materials. But don’t take our word for it- we’ll PROVE it with a demonstration in your facility AND…they’re available in any container or tube size you might need. Call today for your FREE demonstration! 

The MP 55000 SERIES is a complete family of two part methacrylate adhesives. These products are specifically engineered for structural bonding of nearly all thermoplastics, metals, and composite materials. They offer exceptional bond strength and are extremely durable adhesives. The MP 55000 SERIES provides outstanding performance in a wide range of applications in the transportation, solid surface, industrial, construction, and marine market areas.

Adhesive Dispensing Equipment by COX

Written by Brian Steeves on . Posted in Adhesives


Cox Steeves Agencies is pleased to announce we are now an authorized distributor for COX Sealant and Adhesive Dispensing Equipment

COX is a manufacturer of quality adhesive and sealant dispensing equipment with manufacturing facilities in both the UK and North America (USA).

They offer a wide variety of dispensing equipment;COX dual component 400 ml multi-ratio BATTERY

– 1 part dispensers, for  10oz to 1.5 Gallons

– 2 part dispensers, for 50ml to 750 ml

– Sausage packs

– Trowel/ Pour- in

Most products are available in Manual, Pneumatic and now in Cordless.

Unlike of the dispensing products sold by big adhesive and sealant manufactures, COX only produces dispensing equipment for industrial applications.  Better yet, they can service what they sell.  You can also order the parts required to do any necessary repairs or maintenance yourself. Why be forced to replace your expensive equipment when you can replace the parts required to get it back into service as soon as possible.  We can supply you with drawing that includes all the part numbers required to keep your production moving.

COX dispensing products is the equipment of choice and recommended by “ASI adhesives”, of which Steeves is the exclusive distributor for Western Canada.

COX and Steeves Agencies are committed to bringing you high quality dispensing and adhesive products that can easily be adapted to your needs.