Arkema recently announced the startup of a new world-scale industrial adhesives plant in Japan that will reportedly enable Bostik to serve its Japanese customers in the continuously growing markets of diapers, hygiene, packaging, labelling, transportation, and electronics. Arkema reports that this investment is in line with Bostik’s growth and geographical expansion strategy.

“We are very pleased with the successful start-up of this new plant, the first one in Japan for Bostik,” said Vincent Legros, executive vice president, Bostik. “The geographical expansion of our production capacity to support the growth of our customers is a core part of our strategy to become a leading global player.”

This new facility will reportedly enable Bostik to support the strong growth of its customers in the disposable hygiene sector in Japan and to expand the manufacturing of certain industrial adhesive ranges in Asia. According to Arkema, this investment represents a new step in the geographical strengthening of Bostik, remaining close to its customers, and confirms the company’s commitment to developing innovative and sustainable products at the highest level of quality and performance.

“This local presence combined with our global expertise in adhesives will allow us to become more responsive and improve customer intimacy in the Asian region, thereby meeting their specific needs in some of the most demanding sectors in terms of both quality and innovation,” said Mokoti Ohno,
head of Bostik-Nitta.

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