Bostik strengthens its global specialty hot melt solutions platform

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Global adhesive producer Bostik is aiming to increase its share of the global thermobonding and durable goods market, including for automotive interior applications, after the expansion of its specialty hot melts product offering.

Following the acquisition of companies Prochimir and Fixatti, Bostik says it is redefining high-performance technical hot melts by launching new offerings including pellet, powder, web and film adhesives. With vertically integrated resin formulation abilities and a unique global supply chain, the organization believes it can play a leading role in the industry.

Guillaume Desurmont, SVP Bostik, head of the Durable Goods Global Business Unit, said, “As today’s global society evolves, placing more emphasis on sustainability and supply chain resilience, our team of experts recognized the value being a one-stop shop, specialty hot melt solution provider would bring to our customers.

“Our proud track record in providing customers with safe and sustainable solutions to address their adhesive problems will enable us to continue investing in the right resources and requirements to ensure we strengthen our position as the market leader in the specialty hot melts space. We are confident the service we are offering across powders, pellets, webs and films is something the market is missing. We are committed to bringing customers the right thermobonding solution and supporting their innovation and reducing the environmental impact through our specialty hot melts.”

With the offering covering many applications in different fields, including automotive, building, transfer printing and textiles, Desurmont is confident Bostik’s customers, as well as legacy customers from Prochimir and Fixatti, will reap the benefits: “Following the acquisitions of Prochimir and Fixatti over the last two years, we are not only in a position to offer customers the best of what all three organizations have to offer, but also improve on the quality of product and service they receive. We employ some of the most talented people in the industry, and these acquisitions have not only enhanced that, but also helped us take a key early step on the road to achieving our target.”

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