Continuous innovation is a priority for Bostik. Today, truly innovative products that have been on the market for less than three years account for 8.5% of the company’s global turnover. By 2012, these will account for 10%.
Bostik has more than 400 chemists and technicians worldwide who are constantly focused on designing cost-effective adhesive solutions tohelp our customers improve the performance of their products and the productivity of their processes, while maintaining priority on easy and safe handling as well as minimising cost and environmental impact.
In order to be competitive, we need to be innovative, and Bostik has organised innovation around five main axes:
Innovation is the keystone of our sustainable approach. That's why our innovation and development strategy is based on:
Adhesives and sealants are a very dynamic technological field. Thanks to our long established technological know-how we have been among the leaders in creating new applications for adhesives, and expanding the use of adhesive bonding, through increased strength and durability, ease of application, user friendliness and environmental awareness.
Our research and development teams are focusing their efforts in designing adhesives and sealants capable of achieving increasingly higher performance, versatility, cost-effectiveness, and in building into our products additional functional properties besides the mere ability to bond together two different substrates. Working in very close collaboration with our customers allows our marketing and research teams to anticipate customer needs in providing innovative products and applications.
Our capacity to integrate advances in polymer technology into our range of adhesives has been instrumental in developing innovative products. Bostik's recognized expertise in polymer technology, together with our close collaborations with leading suppliers of raw materials and application equipment, are key strengths to deliver innovations. Our capacity to bridge the gap between industry and consumer applications of adhesives has also been a strength, enabling Bostik to quickly and effectively transfer innovations between these two worlds.
Over the past decades, Bostik has been able to bring a constant stream of innovative products and applications to the various industries and markets we serve, to the benefit of our customers.
In Australia, Bostik has over 100 construction adhesive and sealant solutions that are deemed low VOC which is critical for green buildings. VOC values are in line with test methods outlined in US South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1168 which is mostly adopted by Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Bostik is a member of Green Building Council of Australia and has GBCA Green Star Accredited professionals who understand Australian Green building practices and principles including Green Star environmental rating system for buildings.
Bostik's strong presence on the industrial, construction and consumer markets ensures a real synergy between these sectors and allows its clients to benefit from a constant flow of innovative applications and products.
Bostik fosters a culture of innovation and rewards creative ideas and boldness.