Sadly, John Young died peacefully in his sleep at the hospice on Sunday morning.

19 April 2023

John spent the majority of his life in the industry and even served as president when the association was known as BAMA.

He was the MD of Swift in the 70s when he was in his early 30s and went on to become MD of Monach Adhesives.

After leaving Monach he started his own business John Young Adhesive Systems before setting up Sealock Ltd in 1983 manufacturing Hotmelt and aqueous Adhesive for the UK market. Sealock established a further sister adhesive manufacturing company in France to support the French and Southern Europe markets in the 1990s and further expansion included a manufacturing company in Poland and Russia to support local geographical markets.

The business was sold by the young family in 2018.

John is survived by his wife Brenda who he had been married to for 61 years and his two sons Peter and Chris.

We all send our thoughts and sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues at this time.

Written by: Chris Young