Norland Products Inc. began in
1960 as a manufacturer of specialized gelatin used in the
electronics industry. The concept of its beginning was in
these four parts:
1. Modern industry evolves on technical know-how. The
market we wanted to enter would be dependent on the technical
expertise that we could furnish.
2. This is also the age of specialization. Initially we
decided to concentrate on light sensitive adhesives and
3. Large corporations require substantial volumes to warrant
producing a specific product. We felt that there was a potential
for a small company which could manufacture products that
a large corporation would never consider.
4. We therefore agreed to develop products that had relative
low volume, but were high in value and were technically
During the past
56 years we have developed a line of products that command
considerable interest in the market place. Our relationship
to the camera industry led us to the development in 1973
of a line of ultraviolet curing adhesives originally used
for bonding camera lenses, but later branching out into
military optics, fiber optics, and electronics.
Our office is located in Cranbury, New Jersey, USA. Products we manufacture include, ultraviolet
curing optical adhesives, UV curing electronic adhesives and fiber optic
equipment. We also distribute a Fish
Gelatin and Fish Collagen manufactured in Nova Scotia, Canada by Kenney and Ross Ltd..
Most of our products are unique and must have high performance
properties with definite advantages to be accepted over
alternative products in the market place. For instance,
our ultraviolet curing optical adhesives are one part adhesives
that cure in seconds when exposed to UV light and are used
for bonding lenses, prisms and other precision optics. The
speed and accuracy allowed by these products are advantageous
to the user but it is the high optical quality and superior
physical performance that leads the customer to choose it
over other products on the market.
Another example is our high purity gelatin. We extract
the gelatin from the skins of cold water fish to make a
unique product used by a variety of industries ranging from
technical to the food and pharmaceutical. Our gelatin is
different than regular animal gelatin in that a water solution
remains a liquid at room temperature instead of a gel. This
offers great advantages in handling the material in production,minimizing
difficulties such as temperature and viscosity control,
yet providing the desirable properties only available from
For the last 10 years we have been supplying interferometric
test equipment to the fiber optics industry. This has been
an evolutionary process because of the changing needs of
the customers to meet more rigorous standards. By investing
the necessary time and money in the computer technology
that has become available in the last few years(speed and
memory), we have made great strides in advancing interferometric
technology to new levels.
Selling to the worldwide market, we get a special satisfaction
from doing things no other company is doing. By specializing
in certain areas, we have developed a reputation of excellence
in our fields. It is this reputation we strive to uphold
as we develop new ideas and new products for industry.