Bostik opens new adhesives production facility in India
Arkema’s specialty adhesives business line Bostik has opened a new manufacturing facility in the Indian state of Gujarat.
The new facility is expected to help the company expand its manufacturing capacities and meet the growing demand for adhesives in the Indian industrial markets.
The Gujarat facility will produce advanced hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) for multiple industrial sectors such as flexible lamination, transportation, and footwear production.
Bostik CEO Vincent Legros said: "We are very pleased to expand our presence in India and enhance our ability to serve customers in a market with significant growth potential.
"Geographic expansion and investment in lead technology platforms such as the hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) manufactured here are central elements of our growth strategy."
Equipped with modern equipment, the plant will use the latest manufacturing techniques to shorten production cycle times, as well as maintain high levels of quality and efficiency.
Alongside the new facility, Bostik operates another plant in the country in Bangalore, Karnataka.
The company has recently opened and expanded its facilities in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Sweden, as a part of its international expansion strategy
As an adhesive provider, Bostik serves various industry segments such as construction, consumer and industrial markets.
The company employs nearly 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.
Image: Bostik manufacturing facility in Gujarat, India. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsfoto/Bostik.