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Friday, November 26 2021 - 03:00
Bostik further strengthens its global Flexible Lamination business in APAC by investing in the latest generation Nordmeccanica industrial laminator
COLOMBES, France, Nov. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Bostik joins forces with Nordmeccanica over the purchase of world-class 
lamination equipment, strengthening its position in flexible lamination in the 
wake of the acquisition of Ashland's high performance adhesive and in-line with 
Arkema's sustainability strategy. 

Bostik, the Adhesive Solutions segment of Arkema, signed today a purchase 
contract with Nordmeccanica, one of the world's leading lamination machines 
suppliers, for the furniture of a cutting-edge commercial laminator, to bolster 
its global R&D efforts on flexible lamination and further diversify its 
offering of sustainable smart adhesive solutions.

The new state-of-the-art equipment will be based in Bostik's Shanghai R&D 
center, and primarily serve the flexible packaging converting industry, which 
provides adhesive solutions for food and beverage, fast moving consumer goods, 
pharmaceutical and industrial applications in the Asia Pacific region. 
It will allow Bostik to deliver more sustainable, high quality and innovative 
adhesive solutions to customers in Asia Pacific and around the world, with 
areas such as solvent-free solutions, low monomer solutions, and solutions that 
serve the growing need for monomaterial packaging, among the ones that will 
receive particular focus. 

By enabling Bostik teams to reproduce the exact production processes that its 
clients implement, it will also help speed up the pace at which innovations are 
developed and brought to the market, contributing to the prompt diffusion of 
more sustainable adhesive solutions for the packaging industry. 

Finally, the new laminator will lead to strengthening the Bostik's Flex Pack 
Academy, a knowledge center on flexible lamination and adhesive solutions, thus 
contributing to expanding the knowledge on flexible lamination through the 
whole value chain. 

"Working with partners such as Nordmeccanica will enable us to deliver superior 
and safe products to our customers, and at the same time unlock our potential 
in continuously delivering high performance and sustainable solutions. This is 
perfectly in line with Bostik's strategy to forge purposeful partnerships that 
contribute to our Group's ambition to create innovative materials for a more 
sustainable world." commented Richard Lelievre, Senior Vice President of the 
Advanced Packaging Business Unit at Bostik.

In the wake of the acquisition of Ashland's performance adhesives business, 
this new partnership further strengthens Bostik's global position in flexible 
lamination, a steadily growing market, thus actively contributing to Arkema's 
ambitious growth strategy. 

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About Bostik, the Adhesive Solutions segment of Arkema
Bostik, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group and a global player in specialty 
adhesives for the construction, consumer, and industrial markets, develops 
innovative and multifunctional sealing and bonding solutions that have been 
shaping our daily lives for over 130 years. With an annual sale of 2.1 billion 
euros in 2019, a presence in more than 40 countries, and 6,000 employees, the 
company is committed to meeting the major ecological, energy and technological 
challenges through its innovations. It is focused on continuous improvement and 
operational excellence to meet the expectations of its customers and partners. 

About Nordmeccanica
Nordmeccanica is a world leader in the manufacture of coating, laminating and 
metallizing machinery. A total of 270 employees, five plants (three in Italy, 
one in China and one in the United States) and two direct operations, in India 
and Argentina. The company also operates through a network of representatives 
covering 87 countries worldwide.

Nordmeccanica Group, founded in 1978 and taken over in 1998 by Antonio 
Cerciello, is confirmed as a global partner, boasting a market share of 75 % in 
flexible packaging and 55 % in the industrial application field.

Media Contacts:
Global Bostik contact: Hortense Blazsin – 
Bostik APAC – Sara Liu –

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Source: Bostik, an Arkema company