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A DNA in line with
the challenges of the modern world

For more than 130 years, we have been working to design innovative adhesive solutions in collaboration with our customers. It is indeed this culture of collaborative innovation, combined with our immense curiosity, that helps us to face challenges sometimes perceived as impossible to solve, and to offer more than 100 applications in 40 different markets, a unique position in the market.

New industry challenges

The applications covered by our adhesives are constantly evolving. We barely think about it, but adhesives are all around us: adhesives have a key role to play in the transition of many industries towards more sustainable business models. Whether it's construction, packaging, health care or electronics, to name but a few, the challenges are countless and constantly changing. Every day, our teams work to meet these challenges with the DNA that is theirs.

An open conception of innovation

Collaboration is at the heart of our innovation culture. It is what helps us to make the impossible possible.

Collaborating to innovate

For us, innovation is deeply rooted in a collective process. It is also the result of a shared vision of today's needs and the anticipation of possible futures. Our R&D teams work hand in hand with sales teams and our customers to design the bonding solutions of tomorrow.

Our four international centers of excellence, located in the United States, Europe and Asia, regroup 500 scientists, chemists and R&D engineers to share the advances emerging on all continents and to be always at the forefront of our customers' industrial challenges.

As part of the Arkema Group, we are in close contact with research on the most advanced materials to face the challenges of the world of tomorrow, which puts us in a unique position on the market. Supported by long-standing collaborations with academia all around the world, our teams are able to stay at the forefront of research and innovation and constantly find new ways to meet our customers' industrial needs and challenges with smart, innovative adhesive solutions.

In addition to our R&D teams, we invite all our employees to contribute to our culture of innovation. In France, for example, we have launched a participatory financing approach for innovation projects proposed by employees, in order to improve our environmental impact. We are indeed convinced that innovation is a state of mind, and that it is by sharing it with all our employees that we will go the furthest.

Contributing to the emergence of a more sustainable world

Beyond their adhesion function, our solutions are enriched with features that improve the products themselves.

For example, our adhesives can provide a protective layer for food in packaging made of a single material, which offers better recyclability but lower performance. Our adhesive solutions provide this extra bit of performance, allowing manufacturers to combine the best of both worlds.

We also design solutions that allow electronic components to be disassembled and recycled; are at the forefront of regulations on hazardous substances, enabling us to offer the most harmless solutions possible (without VOCs, phthalates, solvents, etc.); or offer solutions that improve home insulation, helping reduce buildings’ carbon footprint - all key issues for the deployment of a circular economy and the emergence of a more sustainable world, to which our innovations actively contribute.

Key figures for innovation at Bostik

  • 500 people dedicated to research at Bostik
  • 4 international research centers (excellence centers)
  • 1 "Flooring in Education - Schools" award at the CFJ/CFA Awards 2021
  • Fix & Flash elected product of the year 2019 in the "repair adhesive" category