About Us

About Us

Established in 1954, IPS® Corporation has grown tremendously over the past 50+ years. Today, we are the trusted leader in manufacturing adhesives, solvent cements, and numerous components and supplies for the plumbing, construction and plastic fabrication industries. Our core brands include WELD-ON®, WATER-TITE®, TEST-TITE®, GUY GRAY™, TRUEBRO®, and STUDOR® and our quality products are manufactured with proven formulation and design using state-of-the-art equipment and manufacturing techniques.

Headquartered in California, IPS Corp. has operations throughout the United States, as well as China, and a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors.


Our Commitment

IPS Corporation is committed to our customers in all aspects of our operation and in all functions of our company:

Quality products – We are committed to manufacturing quality products for professionals. In fact, our three China and USA facilities are ISO 9001: 2008 certified for its excellent quality management system. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards available and face stringent quality control tests prior to sale and distribution.

Excellent customer service – Our skilled team is readily available to help customers with product selection and ordering. We are experts in international shipping and our international customer service staffs are certified in hazardous material shipment.

Professional technical service – Our technical specialists provide professional recommendations and product application training to suit the needs of our customers.

Expert R&D – Our research scientists and engineers have vast technical knowledge to develop the most technically advanced and innovative product to meet our customers’ needs.

Corporate ResponsibilityIPS Corporation is committed to providing the resources, educational support and improved technologies that help to improve the lives of people around the world. From supporting global initiatives that aim to end world water poverty, to the support of local charities, to being an innovator and early-provider of environmentally responsible products, we at IPS Corporation believe in fostering sustainability.

 


Milestones

1955:
WELD-ON® developed the first clear, reactive acrylic adhesive that met U.S. Department of Defense military specification (MIL-SPEC) for use on aircraft canopies. This reactive adhesive technology led to the development of other innovative adhesives which are the standard for bonding acrylic, polycarbonate, vinyl, ABS, PVC, PETG, butyrate, metal and other substrates used in many industries: POP display, aquarium fabrication, sign building, etc.

1958:
IPS Corporation invented the solvent welding technique and patented WELD-ON® solvent cement for use on plastic pipe and fittings. This technique and product revolutionized plumbing in the United States by making plastic pipe installation easy, time-saving and convenient.

1969:
The first recessed supply valve / drain box for washing machines was designed and manufactured by WATER-TITE®. This innovative product was well received by the plumbing industry. Our washing machine box is now a standard fixture in virtually every home built in America today.

1978:
WATER-TITE® introduced the recessed supply valve box for ice makers, which won great acclaims from users across the country.

1978:
WELD-ON® developed color-match acrylic adhesive for bonding solid surface countertops.

1987:
WATER-TITE® introduced adjustable, multi-size residential roof vent flashings. The new design conveniently minimizes the roofer's inventory by eliminating the need for single sized roof flashings for each vent pipe diameter on the job.

1992:
WELD-ON® formulated and introduced the first LOW VOC (volatile organic compound) emission solvent cement in response to growing air quality concerns. Our low VOC product line meets one of the most stringent air quality standards in the country and most preferred by professionals.

1995:
Labor-saving “Angle Stop Box" and "Dimple" were designed by WATER-TITE® which virtually eliminate the "stubbing out" process.

1997:
WELD-ON® 724 was introduced. It was the first high strength solvent cement for chemical resistant CPVC plastic joints in the market and formulated for use in a variety of harsh chemical applications such as hypochlorites, acids and caustics.

1999:
WELD-ON® Structural Adhesive series was developed and launched. These advanced, patented, high-performance methacrylate adhesives are widely used in transportation, marine, and industrial applications.

1998–2004:
IPS Corporation was the first company to offer comprehensive plumbing product lines by acquiring industry leading brands and products such as TEST-TITE® plugs, GUY GRAY™ metal supply valve boxes, TRUEBRO® undersink pipe protection compliant with the American Disabilities Act, and cost-saving STUDOR® air admittance valves.

2009:
Weld-On® became the first company in the industry to offer environmentally-responsible, all Low VOC solvent cements, primers and cleaners, and completely phase out regular VOC products. All Weld-On products now meet the requirements for Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emission limits, established by the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) – one of the most stringent regulations in the U.S. Use of Weld-On Low VOC products can also qualify contractors for one credit toward the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification for green building.

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