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Bostik, One Group for Three Markets
Bostik is one of the largest adhesive and sealant companies in the world. The group designs, manufactures and markets adhesives and sealants for three key markets: Industry, Construction and Consumer. Its products are used in a wide range of fields – from gas tankers and buildings to furniture and diapers.
Bostik is committed to providing sustainable and innovative solutions that combine technological performance, ease-of-use, cost effectiveness, and respect for the environment.
The growing demand for energy efficiency, particularly in the construction and transport sectors, offers strong potential. In order to meet this demand through product and marketing innovation, Bostik Research and Development is committed to developing products using the latest technologies.
Bostik is also strengthening its capacity to provide tailor-made bonding solutions to deliver outstanding customer service.
No. 1 Worldwide
for nonwoven disposable products: 80 billion diapers per year are produced in the world with our adhesives.
No. 2 Worldwide
for building renovation and construction applications: tiling, floor covering, waterproofing, decoration.
No. 3 Worldwide
in France for consumer markets, with strong positions in other European countries.
Bostik Production Sites in the World
Bostik is a wholly-owned company of Total
Bostik, Inc. — United States and the Americas Locations
Bostik, Inc. (U.S.A. and the Americas) consists of five unique business groups: Commercial & Construction Business Unit, Automotive & Industrial, Performance and Adhesives, Nonwovens/Tape & Label, Global Transportation, and Flexible Laminating.
Consumer & Construction Business Unit
The C&C Business Unit serves the following marketplaces: Flooring Installation Systems, Commercial & Construction Sealants and Adhesives, Rigid Packaging, Insulated Glass and Industrial Distribution.
We are America’s most experienced manufacturer of flooring installation products for tile, stone, hardwood, carpet and vinyl. Our expertise, customer service and technical support ensure prompt delivery of the right products for the job. Product categories within this area include: ceramic tile grouts, mortars, waterproofing/antifracture membranes and mastics, hardwood adhesives, moisture vapor membranes, underlayments, patches and adhesives for floor covering, such as carpet, vinyl, resilient, rubber, VCT and laminate flooring.
We have engineered products for specific construction applications for both the commercial and residential markets. Our adhesives and sealants consist of unique, construction, architectural-grade and hybrid formulas that offer strength, durability and long-lasting performance.
Bostik’s Industrial adhesive market, which includes Window and Door, Rigid Packaging, Insulated Glass and MRO Products, is focused on offering a regionally-appropriate core product line while offering superior technical service and support to bring Value Beyond the Product.
Nonwovens/Tape & Label Business Unit
Bostik, Inc.’s Nonwoven/Tape & Label division offers best-in-class formulation expertise to bring continual innovation to the Baby Care, Adult Care, Feminine Hygiene, Tape, and Label markets. As a global division, the Nonwovens area focuses on leveraging global experience and learnings to bring superior elastic attachment, construction, pad attachment, and wetness indicator technologies to both global and local Nonwoven clients. Serving North, Central, and South America, the Tape & Label division continues to build on growth by innovation in key market segments.The Nonwoven/Tape & Label division brings years of marketplace experience with expert sales and support staff providing Value Beyond the Product.
Transportation Business Unit
Bostik has a long-standing partnership with the automotive and transportation sectors. Bostik offers a complete range of adhesives and sealants for all stages of vehicle production, component manufacture, assembly and aftercare. Bostik adhesive systems are engineered for strength, durability, and styling aesthetics – all critical requirements in contemporary vehicle design and assembly.
Our adhesives satisfy the demands of automotive manufacturers for elasticity, tortional stiffness, temperature and weather resistance, adhesion to dissimilar materials, and minimal surface preparation.
We provide a full range of products designed for the production of trucks, trailers, recreational vehicles, mobile homes, trains and tramways, coaches and buses.
Applications include side panel bonding, roof bow construction, windshield and side glass installation, luggage compartment and door assembly, and interior trim.
Flexible Laminating Global Business Unit (Americas)
The Flexible Lamination GBU combines the well-known and established technology of Herberts Adhesives in polyurethane and polyester systems with the highly-recognized expertise in TURBO-SEAL and NIP-WELD cold seal adhesives and the exceptional value of Vitel copolyester resins. Bostik offers its know-how to the Flexible Lamination industry with the widest range of products.
For Flexible Packaging, we offer solventless 100% solids and solvent-based laminating adhesives for everything from simple snack food packaging to high performance systems for retortable and chemical resistant applications; we offer heat seal coatings for PET film for ovenable and microwavable trays; we offer heat seal systems for lid stock for a variety of applications; we offer cold seal adhesives for high speed packaging machines.
In industrial converting, our adhesives systems are used in demanding applications such as bonding film to fiber and film to cloth or sail cloth; bonding film to film for window film or photovoltaic films; or bonding film to foils in a variety of electronic applications.
Our philosophy is to establish a partnership with our customer’s technical team.
For that purpose, we have representatives within easy reach anywhere in the world…