Gujarat, October 12, 2017
Bostik India Pvt Ltd, the specialty adhesives business line of Arkema Chemicals, continues to expand its manufacturing capacities with the opening of a new facility in Gujarat. Along with its existing plant in Bangalore, the company will serve the fast growing demand in India for adhesives in industrial markets.
The new facility will produce advanced hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) for a number of industrial sectors such as flexible lamination, transportation and footwear production. It will support the strong growing demand for its products in both domestic and international markets.
Equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques to ensure the highest levels of safety, quality and efficiency together with reduced production cycle times, this investment will enable Bostik to provide high levels of services to its growing customer base in the region.
In the presence of local government dignitaries and customers at the official plant inauguration ceremony, Vincent Legros, CEO, Bostik 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."
Since 2001, Bostik India ha been manufacturing a range of adhesives and related products for the industrial and construction sectors in India. The new plant in Gujarat represents the latest milestone in Bostik's international expansion following recent plant openings and extensions in Malaysia, the Philippines and Sweden.