An announcement from Bostik regarding a new production line drew the most reader interest last week (Bostik Premiers Multi-Layer Film-Blown Production Line in U.S.): “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.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for August 15-21

  1. Bostik Premiers Multi-Layer Film-Blown Production Line in U.S.
  2. H.B. Fuller to Build New Facility in Egypt
  3. RPM Announces Executive Appointments #1 last week
  4. Huntsman Announces Strong Second Quarter 2021 Results
  5. LANXESS Completes Emerald Kalama Chemical Acquisition

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.