An Arkema company, Bostik is a leading, global, industrial adhesive and sealant manufacturer with a broad technology portfolio and extensive knowledge base designed to help customers easily address megatrends and goals across markets and applications, improving end-use products and processes overall.
Provided adhesives were reportedly chosen for their fast curing, high strength, and resistance to moisture, humidity, and chemicals.
December 1, 2021
Bostik recently announced that its adhesives, including solutions from the Born2Bond™ engineering adhesives range, comprise part of a repair kit that was offered by Arkema, Lalou Multi, and Bostik to all 79 teams in the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) multi-day yacht race.
Adhesives are not typically top of mind to consumers of disposable hygiene products. They are not a large part of the product and can possibly be an afterthought by the article producers themselves. However, it is important to recognize that adhesives have several important tasks in these applications, from sealing and securing the diaper or pad core’s structure to holding elastics firmly in place inside the diaper.
These adhesives offer a number of advantages over mechanical solutions, such as long-term reliability, increased versatility of application, and protection against corrosion.
October 7, 2021
Bostik, an Arkema company, has launched a new range of high-performance anaerobic adhesives to provide engineers with alternatives to commonly used mechanical fastening solutions such as washers, gaskets, pins, hemps, and tapes.
Poliplas is a key player in the Brazilian adhesives market with a strong presence in different distribution channels.
February 24, 2021
Arkema recently announced that Bostik will reinforce its presence in the fast-growing Brazilian construction adhesives market with the planned acquisition of Poliplas Ltda., a producer of hybrid technology sealants and adhesives.
CMC, which will be 51% owned by Bostik for an investment of around $11 million, will produce specialty cyanoacrylate monomers on an industrial scale at a competitive cost.
January 21, 2021
Arkema recently announced an investment in Crackless Monomer Co. (CMC), a joint venture between Bostik and Taiwanese company Cartell Chemical Co., to accelerate the development and production of high-value-added engineering adhesives.
Founded in 1997, Ideal Work reportedly has annual sales of around €10 million (approximately $11.6 million) and employs 25 people.
September 30, 2020
Arkema recently announced that Bostik will reinforce its range of flooring products with the planned acquisition of Ideal Work, an Italian company specialized in added-value decorative flooring technologies.
According to Arkema, this investment represents a new step in the geographical strengthening of Bostik and confirms the company’s commitment to developing innovative and sustainable products.
September 22, 2020
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.
Consumer sentiment continues to drive sustainability throughout the economy and society. Consumers often view packaging as wasteful, and they demand more sustainable options as a result. Many terms, such as reuse, recycle, compost, and reduction, resonate positively with consumers.
Our annual ASI Top 20 details the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. We targeted sales figures (and other details) for finished adhesives and sealants, as well as related products such as tapes, to develop the ranking.
Every four years, the adhesives and sealants community gathers at the World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC) to explore opportunities for education, networking, and growth. This year’s event, hosted by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) and co-organized by the Asia Regional Adhesive Council (ARAC) and FEICA (association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry), will be held April 20-22 at the Chicago Hilton in Chicago, Ill.
Welcome to the ASI Top 20, our annual feature detailing the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. To develop the ranking, we worked diligently to target sales figures (and other details) focused specifically on adhesives and sealants.