Bostik is proud to announce the opening of its new, multi-layer, film blown line in Virginia for durable goods markets.

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer industries, is proud to announce the opening of its new, multi-layer, film blown line in Virginia for durable goods markets following its recent acquisition of Prochimir, a technical films company.

Able to produce thermoplastic films comprised of one to five layers with extensive widths of up to 160” and 250µm thickness, this new line enables U.S. 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’ wide width availabilities also increase cost effectiveness and provide real adaptation for customer needs.

They are also designed to reduce lamination process steps by requiring only heat and pressure to bond, are formulated with no VOCs and have a lower application temperature compared to other film types. This means customers are able to improve design options, enhance productivity, increase worker safety and decrease environmental impact.

Bostik’s Multi-Layer, Film Blown Production Line in US
Matthew Ritter

“With today’s market and application requirements evolving, we wanted to make it easy for our regional, durable goods customers to get the high-performance films they need when and where they need them,” said Matthew Ritter, Bostik’s Americas Durable Goods Business Director. “Our acquisition of Prochimir enables us to do just that and bring this film blown line to the U.S.”

The opening of the new line in Petersburg, VA comes after Bostik announced it was aiming to increase its share of the global thermobonding and durable goods market following the expansion of its specialty hot melts product offering.

Ritter added: “We look forward to using these enhanced capabilities to help customers old and new improve their products and accomplish their manufacturing goals today and into the future.”

Bostik will be exhibiting from Booth #1221 at Techtextil North America in Raleigh, North Carolina, from August 23-25. For more information on the company’s new, multi-layer, film blown line in Virginia and how it can help durable goods manufacturing applications, contact a Bostik expert today.

About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group and a global player in specialty adhesives for the construction, consumer and industrial markets, develops innovative and multifunctional sealing and bonding solutions that have been shaping our daily lives for over 130 years. With annual sales of 2.1 billion euros in 2019 and a presence in more than 40 countries 6,000 employees, the company is committed to meeting the major ecological, energy and technological challenges through its innovations. It is focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence to meet the expectations of its customers and partners. www.bostik.com

About Arkema
Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a world-leading technology portfolio to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials – Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials and Coating Solutions – accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, inter alia, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion in 2019, and operates in some 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide. www.arkema.com

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