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Arkema expands Bostik adhesives production capacities in India

News International-French

3 Aug 2015

In line with its ambition to expand in high growth regions, Bostik, subsidiary of Arkema, extends its production capacities in Bangalore (India).

This new hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) production units will enhance the global adhesives specialist ability to serve customers in the Disposable Hygiene market.

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, today announced that it has extended its hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) production capacities with the opening of a new plant, at its manufacturing facility in Bangalore, India.

The development will particularly enhance Bostik's ability to serve customers in the disposable hygiene sector. Working with global manufacturers of baby diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, Bostik supplies solutions for demanding applications including elastic attachment, wetness indication and stretch.

Bostik’s Senior Vice President of Asia, Jeffrey Merkt, said "We are pleased to continue Bostik’s expansion in fast-growing economies with the extension of our facilities in Bangalore, India. Development in high growth geographic markets remains one of the central components of Bostik’s future growth strategy and this new facility will ensure we maintain our close ties with customers in India while meeting the growing demands of this important market."

A cross-regional approach was adopted to design the plant with engineering and operations expertise from other Bostik HMPSA production sites heavily utilised. The new unit boasts state- of -the -art equipment and will employ the latest manufacturing techniques to ensure the highest levels of safety, quality and efficiency. Its features include a fully automated packing operation ensuring the quality and efficiency required by customers in the disposable hygiene sector.

Bostik has been active in India since 2001 and manufactures a range of adhesives and related products for the industrial manufacturing and construction markets. The new plant in India represents the latest milestone in the Bostik group’s international expansion following recent plant openings in China, Malaysia and Brazil.