BANGALORE, India—Bostik S.A. has opened a new plant for hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives in Bangalore to serve customers in the disposable hygiene sector.
Jeffrey Merkt, senior vice president of Asia, said in a news release that the firm is pleased to continue its expansion in fast-growing economies and that development in high growth geographic markets remains one of the central components of Bostik's future growth strategy.
Bostik said it has been active in India since 2001 and manufactures a range of adhesives and related products for the industrial manufacturing and construction markets. The new plant follows other plant openings in China, Malaysia and Brazil.
The new India facility includes state of the art equipment and employ the latest manufacturing techniques to ensure the highest levels of safety, quality and efficiency—including a fully automated packing operation, the firm said its release.
Bostik is a global adhesive specialist with 4,900 employees and a presence in more than 50 countries. It reported 2014 sales of about $1.64 billion. The firm is a unit of Arkema S.A., a global chemicals producer that employs about 19,000 in about 50 countries with 2014 sales of about $8.22 billion.