Consumers like you have a growing interest in the products being manufactured today. You want to know more about what is being used for your safety, as well as the health and safety of the planet. Your questions are valid!
Because Bostik is a leading provider of adhesives for the disposable hygiene industry, we want to help keep you informed. Especially with details relating to everyday disposable products like diapers used for baby care, adult incontinence briefs, protective underwear and pads, and feminine hygiene pads and liners.
The difference between disposable hygiene products then and now
You may not have known that until today, evolution in adhesive technology has helped make disposable diapers 45% lighter than they were in previous years. Currently, adhesives represent only about 3% of the total weight of a disposable diaper. The main job of the adhesive is to bond together the materials that make up the diaper. The adhesive also plays a very important role in giving you the level of performance you expect.
To keep performance levels high, adhesive suppliers like Bostik look for ways to make our adhesives more flexible and versatile. The goal is to meet the needs of both the manufacturers who produce the disposable articles and consumers like you. The newest adhesives must work with the newest materials available. When a manufacturer wants to incorporate a new material—perhaps one that is more eco-friendly or lighter—Bostik’s scientists try to find the best solution to make it happen.
We are able to do this by:
- Understanding ever-changing regulations across the globe
- Meeting and exceeding government and regulatory expectations
- Making advancements to fulfil and anticipate consumer desires
- Working with our customers worldwide to help them develop sustainable solutions recognized by eco-labels
Part of our innovation process is to take a close look at the environmental impact of our adhesives. Our scientists use a tool called Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to do this. It provides us with valuable information about the environmental impact our adhesives have:
- When they are manufactured
- When they are used in the production of disposable hygiene products
- Even potentially when the disposable hygiene product is used and disposed of
This data helps us identify opportunities to make changes that positively impact overall performance and the environmental footprint. We believe making smart choices about our adhesives is the socially responsible thing to do.
Tomorrow’s advancements start today
At Bostik, our team is dedicated to finding ways to create even smarter adhesive products. Rest assured that we are dedicated to making the best choices to keep consumers like you and our planet healthy and safe for generations to come.
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