Bostik has launched Born2Bond, a new range of innovative engineering adhesives designed for ‘by-the-dot’ bonding in the high-end packaging and luxury goods sector.
The range includes new, low-odor formulations, which enable a more comfortable manufacturing environment, and low-blooming technologies, a critical feature for producers of high-end goods where aesthetics and quality of finish is essential.
‘The instant engineering adhesives launched as the first in the range raise the bar for all-round performance. Designers and manufacturers are facing critical challenges such as the need to minimize the effects of blooming and the need for a more adaptable and faster curing process, while meeting more demanding environmental and health and safety regulations,’ said Polivio Goncalves, global market manager, engineering adhesives at Bostik. ‘Born2Bond will enable customers to improve efficiencies, increase design opportunities and enhance sustainability, making it easier for them to manufacture better, safer and ever more innovative products.’
Instant adhesives are used extensively in manufacturing, but with the launch of new, affordable MECA-based products in the first wave of the Born2Bond range, many of the principal challenges have been addressed. They have negligible blooming and are odorless, yet still perform as instant adhesives and can bond multiple substrate types without the need for any additional chemicals.
‘The name Born2Bond reflects our products and our purpose, but also reflects our collaborative approach; we’re developing these next-generation products in association with our customers to ensure we create the solutions they need,’ concluded Polivio.
With a global market potential of EUR 7 billion, Bostik plans to launch additional product offerings within its Born2Bond portfolio, including HM-PUR and other urethane acrylates, providing a comprehensive service for evolving application needs.