Bostik recently announced the opening of its new multi-layer, film-blown line in Petersburg, Va., for durable goods markets following its recent acquisition of Prochimir, a technical films company. Able to produce thermoplastic films comprising 1-5 layers with widths of up to 160 in. and 250 µm thickness, this new line enables U.S. customers to receive locally produced products with simplified logistics, enhanced supply security, and reduced lead time.

“With today’s market and application requirements evolving, we wanted to make it easy for our regional, durable goods customers to get the high-performance films they need when and where they need them,” said Matthew Ritter, Bostik’s Americas Durable Goods business director. “Our acquisition of Prochimir enables us to do just that and bring this film blown line to the U.S.”

The opening of the new line in Petersburg comes after Bostik announced it was aiming to increase its share of the global thermobonding and durable goods market following the expansion of its specialty hot-melts product offering. The company will exhibit in booth #1221 at Techtextil North America in Raleigh, N.C., August 23-25.

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