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Materials science

Our innovation strategy is focused on materials science. Bostik research chemists and materials scientists constantly explore the boundaries of adhesive technologies, developing advanced materials for tomorrow’s bonding solutions.

Materials science will provide the key breakthroughs for our industry. Our raw materials will evolve from base chemicals and polymers to ‘smart’ revolutionary materials that are tailor designed at the molecular or nanoscale level.

Innovation is in our DNA

At Bostik we are on a constant quest to find new smarter ways of doing things. Innovation is at the heart of our history and remains one of our biggest priorities today

Three levels of innovation

With our focus on centralized R&D and materials science, our innovation strategy can be broken down into three distinct levels.

These activities cover upstream, downstream and open innovation and combine to meet pressing customer challenges.

  • Adhesives research and technology development

Within our smart technology centers, and often in collaboration with academic partners, our research chemists and materials scientists explore the boundaries of our core technologies. Our specialists develop functional materials, new polymer building blocks and adhesive bonding processes that are the base of our present and future innovations.

  • Product development and innovation

Drawing on our global technology know-how, our product development teams in each region develop a constant stream of new smart adhesives answering the needs of our customers in all the markets we serve.

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  • Technical support

Our applied technology centers are fitted with state-of-the-art pilot application equipment. They provide our industrial customers with invaluable advice on adhesive bonding process optimization. Many of our customers benefit from these application and training facilities close to their locations.