Innovation for Industry

RLA Industrial Adhesives offers a comprehensive range of adhesives for all types of manufacturing and applications, with technologies ranging from water-based through hot melt to various reactive technologies.

RLA Industrial Adhesives also offer a range of industrial chemicals and specialty materials used in the manufacture of a wide range of products.

Uniquely, with its Technical Centre based here in Melbourne Australia, RLA has locally based comprehensive R&D capabilities to formulate products specific to your needs. We also manufacture a range of products for our customers under private label.


Applications include, but are not limited to:

Industrial Adhesives


Our woodworking adhesives provide a wide range of solutions for every customer’s needs. The range covers high strength woodworking D2 and D3 PVAs, , vinyl laminating EVAs and PUDs, Hot Melts for edge banding and profile wrapping and moisture cure liquid PUs/PUR hot melts for laminating and lumber applications.


Packaging/ EOL Carton Sealing

The RLA range of CRYSTALMELT hot melts provide solutions for all of your packaging needs. Our high performance Metallocene and EVA technologies will have the most demanding packaging lines running at optimum speeds and trouble free. Whether your need is for high heat resistance on hot fill lines, or deep freeze performance for frozen goods, our products will always perform.


Paper Converting:

The CRYSTALBOND range of water based adhesives cover every need for the paper converting market. Our products are precisely formulated to provide the exact requirements of the most demanding machine applications and paper/fibre board qualities. With the ability to formulate products with high tack, low tack, rapid set, slow set, short open times, long open times, lay flat, high adhesion, low adhesion you have an endless combination of properties to choose from.


Graphic Arts:

We offer a very range of products under the GRAPHICBOND brand. From fast setting hot melts for bookbinding, high performance adhesives for use in the Press Room, and high gloss solutions for your over print laminating needs, RLA has an answer to all of your adhesive questions.



Our CRYSTALMELT hot melts and CRYSTALBOND water based adhesives have your labelling needs wrapped up. Our high performance systems approach ensures we can offer the best products, whether they be our water based synthetic technologies or our high end hot melt adhesives.


Product Assembly:

RLA offers an extensive range of products into this diverse field. Our products are used in Panel Lamination, Filter Manufacture, Mattress Assembly and Foam Converting, various type of Insulationand much more.


Tapes and Labels:

Our CRYSTALMELT range of high performance hot melt pressure sensitives offer solutions across each and every application for tapes and labels. For Medial Tapes, Double Sided tapes, Foam tapes and Fastening tapes, we have all area covered. To compliment this, we offer an extensive range of solvent based and water based adhesives for this area. Our hot melt label adhesives provide a full spectrum of permanent pressure sensitives for Tyres, Wet Applied labels, Clear on Clear labels and Food Contact labels with FDA certification. The semi-permanent range of pressure sensitives offer use for Repositionable labels.


Non Woven:

Nan Pao have an extensive range of leading edge technology to service this highly technical market. The CAREPOWTM range offers construction, positioning and elastic attachment adhesives to meet the most demanding requirements.


Textile and Footwear:

As part of the Nan Pao Group, RLA have extensive technology covering applications within the Textiles industry. Adhesives for Fabric Lamination, Fabric Stabilisation, Fabric to Foam Bonding, Flocking, Fabric Sizing, and for Sports and leisure clothing.As the market leader in adhesives for footwear, Nan Pao/RLA have every adhesive for this market well and truly covered. The support and coverage for this market not only encompasses the product range, but starts and finishes with excellence in customer and after sales service.

Chemicals and Specialty Materials

RLA manufacture and supply a wide range of compounds and emulsions for an extremely diverse range of industries and applications



With a wide range of technologies from PVOH, PVA compounds, EVA, Acrylic, SBR, CSBR, PUD and others, RLA supply to manufacturers in the Arts and Crafts Products Industry, Paints and Coatings, Cementitious Products, Water Proofing and others. We will have a product to suit your needs.


PVC Plastisols:

RLA manufacture a wide range of PVC Plastisols which are currently used in Moulding, Coatings, Conveyor Belt splicing and repair, Filter Potting and a range of other specialty applications.



Primarily used as coolants and heat exchange fluids, RLA manufacture a range of USP grade propylene glycol and monoethylenen glycol bassed products, incorporating food grade dyes and corrision inhibitors as required.


Natural Latex Emulsions:

RLA’s range of of non- and pre-vulcanised natural rubber latex emulsions are used in the manufacture of Casting Molds, Adhesives, Arts and Crafts Supplies, Thread Splicing Fluid, Waterproofing, Fire Hose Manufacture, Emergency Tyre Puncture Repair as well as other applications where natural rubber is preferred


Specialty Products:

As a true specialty chemical company, RLA formulate and provide solutions for a range of highly specialised applications, including Runway Derubberiser, Metal Tin Lid Seal Compounds, Termite Proof Sealant, Road Marking Compounds and Emulsion Thickeners to name a few.


Innovation, Support and Services

RLA Technical Centre:

RLA host a fully equipped Technical Centre at its Head Office site in Kilsyth Victoria, employing highly specialised chemists to develop new products and modify existing products to always offer our customers optimal products, made and tested for Australian conditions for Australian Manufacturers.

RLA’s Technical Centre also offers testing services to ensure we recommend the optimal technology and product for the job, or in the case of performance issues, quickly determine the root cause and offer a solution.


Toll Manufacturing and Private Label:

RLA currently manufactures a wide variety of products according to our customers’ own formulations and specifications, packed, labeled ready for sale under our customers own brand.

Beyond that, we are happy to provide our customers with our own formulations, that we then manufacture and label under our customers brand.

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