Readers last week were most interested in Bostik’s announcement regarding a new facility (Bostik Inaugurates New Industrial Adhesives Plant in Japan): “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.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for September 27 - October 3

  1. Bostik Inaugurates New Industrial Adhesives Plant in Japan
  2. Meridian Adhesive’s Electronics Division Enters Electric Vehicle Market
  3. DuPont Rebrands Silicone Healthcare Solutions
  4. Bostik to Acquire Italy-Based Ideal Work
  5. H.B. Fuller Organic Revenue Exceeds Expectations in 2020 Third Quarter

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.