Bostik has launched Born2Bond™, a new range of innovative engineering adhesives designed for ‘by the dot’ bonding for a range of different manufacturing sectors – from electronics through to high-end luxury goods.
The range includes new low odour formulations, which enable a more comfortable manufacturing environment, and low blooming solutions that are a critical feature for applications where aesthetics and quality of finish are essential.
“Designers and manufacturers are facing critical challenges such as the need to minimise the effects of blooming, and also the need for a more adaptable and faster curing process, whilst also meeting more demanding environmental and health and safety regulations,” explains Polivio Goncalves, global market manager for 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. The products have negligible blooming and are odourless, 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 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,” added Polivio.
Bostik plans to launch additional product offerings within its Born2Bond portfolio, including HM-PUR and other urethane acrylates, to provide a comprehensive service for evolving application needs.
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