Bostik: Adhesive Technologies
Our business is about much more than sticking things together. For over a century, we have developed smart solutions that touch and improve people’s daily lives.
Bostik adhesives can be found almost everywhere. From cradle to grave, from home to office, from food to transport, our bonding systems are used in countless applications. Our products might be subtle but their impact is profound: contributing to a safer, more flexible, efficient and responsive world.
A global leader in adhesive technologies
Bostik is one of the largest adhesive and sealant companies. Worldwide, we employ some 5,000 people in 50 countries across five continents. Our customers come from diverse markets, most notably the industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer sectors.
Bostik adhesives are used in the manufacture and assembly of products in a wide range of sectors, including construction, automotive, aerospace, rail, packaging, tapes, labels, flexible lamination and footwear.
Our industrial activities are extensive and we partner with some of the biggest names in manufacturing, from leading car brands to fast moving consumer goods giants.
Our smart adhesive systems are used globally in the construction of new buildings and refurbishment projects. You will find Bostik solutions for flooring, tiling, waterproofing, sealing, decoration, assembly and insulation.
From home improvements to repair and craft activities, we are committed to meeting the everyday needs of consumers and providing products which allow them to achieve professional, high quality results.
Our smart identity is underpinned by innovation.
We pursue innovation vigorously, applying the latest technological advances to developing ‘smart’ adhesives. Our archives are laden with examples of Bostik technologies that have disrupted markets - from potato starch-based wallpaper paste to elastic attachment adhesive for nappies.
Today, our commitment to innovation is as strong as ever. We innovate with our customers through a global R&D network comprising three international Smart Technology Centres and 11 Regional Centres. And we differentiate our business through this investment. That is why in 2014, 15% of Bostik sales came from products launched in the previous three years.