On 23 July 2015, Bostik inaugurated its new hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives(HMPSA) production capacity at its Bengaluru plant. Working with global manufacturers of baby diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, Bostik supplies solutions for demanding applications including elastic attachment, wetness indication and stretch. Following recent plant openings in China, Malaysia and Brazil, the new expansion at the Indian plant is part and parcel of the Bostik Group’s global expansion in fast-growing Asian and emerging economies.
The plant was designed with engineering and operations expertise from other Bostik HMPSA production sites across regions. The new unit contains the latest manufacturing techniques and state-of-the-art equipment for high levels of safety, quality and productivity. A fully automated packing operation meets the requirements of the disposable hygiene sector.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. With sales of 1.5 billion Euro in 2014,the company has a presence in more than 50 countries. In India since 2001, Bostik, a subsidiary of the French chemical major Arkema manufactures a range of adhesives and related products for the industrial manufacturing and construction markets.
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