SMART TECHNOLOGY CENTErS

Discover our three global R&D centers

At the heart of Bostik’s global strategy is innovation, and through innovation we deliver seriously smart and multi-functional adhesives that do more than just stick things together. 

Our dedication to innovation is manifest in our three Smart Technology Centers, standing as beacons to our excellence in the technical understanding of adhesives and the core technology platforms that make them possible.

A global R&D strategy

Located in Wauwatosa (USA), Shanghai (China) and Venette (France), our Smart Technology Centers are designed to facilitate collaboration and foster an open-minded approach to innovation. We believe they perfectly illustrate many of our company values, including team spirit and change.

The industry-defining research conducted at our Smart Technology Centers enables us to develop innovative solutions for the various markets in which we operate — industrial, construction and consumer adhesives. This helps us stay ahead of the curve in adhesive technologies, so we can remain competitive in the global marketplace, while passing the benefits of our smart adhesives on to our customers. 

A showcase for Bostik's technology and expertise

Our Smart Technology Centers focus on three different types of activity:

  • Upstream R&D: to deepen our knowledge of materials and to develop new technology platforms for smart adhesives, particularly in the areas of elastic bonding, hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives and polymer modified binders.  
  • Downstream R&D to develop innovative adhesives which are safe, efficient, responsive and flexible, responding to the highest standards and customer needs. Pilot demonstrators: designed to further our knowledge of adhesive applications and showcase our adhesives in full scale simulations I agree with approximately 20 patents per year.
  • Pilot demonstrators designed to test the application of bonding solutions in full-scale simulations.

With our Smart Technology Centers, Bostik has created focal points for excellence in adhesive materials located in environments where innovation is stimulated by the joint presence of businesses, universities and regional research clusters on bio-based chemicals.

Bernard Pinatel     

Our dedication to innovation, in numbers:

R&D budget: 3% of total sales 

Intellectual property: 15-20 priority patents are filled each year

3 x global Smart Technology Centers 

  •  Wauwatosa (USA)
  •  Shanghai (China)
  •  Venette (France)

Supported by 11 Applied Technology Centers

Bostik to Exhibit Smart Adhesive Solutions for Aerospace and Automotive at CAMX

Adhesives specialist to feature innovative web and film adhesives for composites and more
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Bostik Partners with Organizers to Develop New Race Numbers for 2017 Tour de France

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