Foam Fabricating Adhesives

Foam Fabricating Adhesives

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The Foam Fabricating Adhesives group designs, manufactures, and provides a complete line of adhesive solutions for foam fabricating applications, which are the bonding of cushioning materials that are found in mattress and furniture manufacturing operations. Our adhesive line includes water-based, hot melt, reactive moisture curing prepolymers, and solvent-based, including VOC-free solvent-based adhesives.



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We are a unique supplier to the industry as we formulate and manufacture all types of adhesives including: water based, hot melt, solvent based, reactive, and extruded film adhesives. This allows our customers to choose the right adhesive for their application based on cost per part, efficiency in labor, user safety, and meeting ever-changing regulatory mandates.

Our customers have looked to us as experts and responsible manufacturing advocates in the industry for decades. Click here for an article that we had written about the use of Propyl Bromide in mattress fabrication.



Worthen Industries is dedicated to sustainable innovation. This dedication is evidenced by their investment into state-of-the-art research and development laboratories in all our facilities that focus efforts on specific markets of expertise.

The Foam Fabricating R&D laboratory is in Richmond, VA and is staffed with formulating and design professionals devoted to providing customer solutions, and resolution of pain points, for customer foam fabricating operations.

Our R&D team routinely identify solutions for the latest problems that are encountered in the constantly changing mattress and furniture manufacturing processes. With our mattress build laboratory we can resolve manufacturing bottle necks, environmental regulatory issues, operator or consumer safety matters or technology changes, by having the ability to exactly duplicate the assembly of full-size mattresses in house.


“The airless technology for spray application is hands down better than any water-based system that I have witnessed. It takes all the glue fog [away] and puts [the adhesive] on the product that is being laminated rather than up an exhaust or settling on surrounding surfaces. We were fortunate to be able to work with UPACO on some of the development of the systems.”

Mike Holliday, Senior Management, Manufacturing HSM


Steve Adams
Business Manager
Direct #: 804.357.6100


Elaine Baez
Customer Success Representative
Direct #: 603-821-5968

Ian Churcher
R&D Lab Manager

Industry News

  • What Makes a Good Construction Adhesive? - As reported by Adhesives and Sealants Industry Magazine in their article “What Makes a Good Construction Adhesive?,” there are various things to consider before choosing an adhesive for your next construction project. “They can be used in almost any construction project, big or small, and they strengthen and improve the longevity of common projects like … Continue reading What Makes a Good Construction Adhesive?
  • Nature Inspires New Type of Adhesive - According to Assembly Magazine in their article “Nature Inspires New Type of Adhesive,” there could be new, sustainable adhesives in our future thanks to engineers at Purdue University. “In many cases, their new adhesives held up well, sometimes performing similarly to, or even better than, traditional toxic adhesives such as cyanoacrylate and epoxy,” Assembly Magazine … Continue reading Nature Inspires New Type of Adhesive
  • Paper Converting Adhesives - As reported by Medium in their article “Paper Converting Adhesives,” paper converting is the process of turning paper in one form into another, typically a product, and adhesives play an important role in that process. “Various production processes are involved in making new paper products — one of which is very often glueing. And for … Continue reading Paper Converting Adhesives