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Arkema expands Bostik adhesives production capacities in Mexico

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Corporate - Finance - Products
Bostik, a subsidiary of Arkema, has extended its production capacities with a new hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSA) plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The expansion is in line with its plans to expand in high growth regions and will significantly enhance its ability to serve customers in the disposable hygiene market.

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, today announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The new plant significantly increases HMPSA production capacity in Monterrey and will primarily serve the needs of customers in the disposable hygiene sector.

 

With a deep understanding of the disposable hygiene market’s current and future needs, Bostik works closely with global manufacturers of baby diapers, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products.

 

Bostik plant in Monterrey, Mexico

 

The group combines its material science knowledge with formulation and application expertise to develop solutions for demanding applications including elastic attachment, wetness indication and stretch.

 

"We are pleased to continue Bostik’s expansion in Mexico with the opening of this new and highly modern facility,” said Robert Marquette, Bostik Senior Vice President of Americas. “Development in high growth geographic markets is a central component of Bostik’s strategy. This new facility will enable us to meet the growth demands of our strategic markets and ensure we preserve close ties with customers not only in Mexico but across Central and South America."

 

In designing the new facility, Bostik employed a cross-regional approach where manufacturing and engineering expertise from other HMPSA sites was heavily used in the planning phases. Best practices in terms of safety, efficiency and quality were replicated in its design and the plant’s state-of-the-art equipment includes a fully automated packing operation to ensure the quality and efficiency required by customers in the disposable hygiene sector.

 

"This new facility improves our technology offering in the region and sets the stage for continued growth in the market whilst delivering significant benefits to our supply chain in terms of efficiency and costs," added Marquette.

 

Bostik has been active in Mexico since 1963 and manufactures a range of adhesives and related products for the industrial manufacturing and construction markets. The new plant in Mexico represents the latest development in the Bostik group’s international expansion following recent plant openings in China, Malaysia, Brazil, India and the United States.

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