Bostik unveils bio-based hot melt adhesives 28 July 2023

Bostik, the adhesives business line of Arkema, has recently unveiled its latest range of bio-based specialty hot melt adhesives. These adhesives are designed to meet the increasing demand for more sustainable materials in the manufacturing of technical textile, automotive interior, filters and electronics, among others.

In today's world, there is a growing focus on environmental sustainability and reducing carbon footprints. Bostik’s new adhesives are easy to process and are made up of 90% or more bio-based content. These new offerings can provide users with a more sustainable alternative without compromising on performance, strength, or durability.

Bostik’s bio-based specialty hot melt adhesives are derived from renewable resources, such as oil producing plants. By utilising vegetable oils, the company can contribute to a reduced reliance on fossil fuels and promote a more circular economy. 

“The biobased specialty hot melt are a powerful set of technical adhesives to support our customers innovation and differentiation. This portfolio offers a unique and wide range of opportunity when it comes to process efficiency and performances. By offering these alternatives, we aim to make a positive impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future for the industry,” says Guillaume Desurmont, vice-president, durable goods business unit at Bostik.

Bostik states its new adhesives exhibit exceptional bonding strength, excellent heat resistance, and reliable adhesion properties, with various viscosities, making them suitable for a wide range of applications. Available as pellets, powders, webs and films, these products can adapt to existing and future equipment methods.

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