Following the acquisition of technical films company Prochimir, Pouzauges/France, Bostik announced the opening of its new, multi-layer, film blown line in Petersburg, VA/USA, for durable goods markets. Able to produce thermoplastic films comprised of 1-5 layers with extensive widths of up to 400 cm and 250µm thickness, this new line enables US customers to receive locally-produced products with simplified logistics, enhanced supply security and reduced lead time. These high-performance, versatile films, based on EVA, polyolefin, polyester, polyamide and TPU technologies, also provide multi-functionality, making it easy for customers to bond dissimilar substrates together and incorporate barriers, such as waterproofing, into their manufacturing applications. The films also increase cost effectiveness.
Bostik SA, Colombes/France, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group, Colombes/France, is a global player in specialty adhesives for the construction, consumer and industrial markets and reached annual sales of €2.1 billion in 2019 and has a presence in more than 40 countries with 6,000 employees worldwide.