Bostik (formerly Bostik-Findley) is a world-wide operating
adhesivecompany, a subsidiaryof French mineral oil company Total S.A., head-quartered at Paris. Bostik Findley was created from the merging of Bostik and Ato Findley, following the merge of their parent companies, Total Fina and Elf Aquitaine. The Findley addition no longer is in use.
Bostik was established near the end of the 19th century in
Chelsea, Massachusettsas Boston Blackening Company. It was bought in 1929 by the United Shoe Machinery (USM), and in 1990 by Total. Ato Findley was established in 1996 from the merger of three adhesive companies: Ceca Adhesives (France), Findley Adhesives (United States) and Laporte Adhesives and Sealants (UK and Ireland). In 2004, Bostik Findley changed its name to Bostik.
9 December 2005Bostik Ltd acquired LaybondGroup for $21million (£24million). Laybond Ltd employs 120 people on a site near Chester, manufacturing adhesives and coatings supplied to builders' merchants and flooring and roofing distributors in the UK, Ireland and export markets. The product portfolio includes water and solvent-based adhesives, cementitious powders, grab adhesives and bitumen-based weatherproofing products. Laybond holds leading UK positions in the grab adhesives segment with the Gripfill brand and in the flooring and roofing segments with the Laybond brand.
January 16 2006Bostik acquired Biscem. Biscem manufactures and sells ready-mixed and cementitious based tiling adhesives and grouting systems into the ceramic tiling market in the UK and Ireland, and on 14 April 2006Bostik Ltd acquired Wetherby StoneProducts Ltd in Dalton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
13 July 2006Bostik Ltd acquired SealocretePLA. Sealocrete PLA employed 64 people and manufactures and sells adhesives and coatings for the builders' merchants and roofing markets in the UK. Sealocrete PLA’s product portfolio includes tiling adhesives, cementitious powders, paints, sealants and bitumen-based weatherproofing products. The majority of these products are manufactured in the company's factory in Rochdale.
3 September 2006Bostik relocation of products to its own sites caused job losses at Laybond. The Biscem site was also shut down, moving all products to Bostik Leicester, as was the Sealocrete site as products moved to Bostik Stafford.
Today, Bostik is among the four top adhesives and sealants producers in the world. Bostik employs over 4,000 workers in 45 countries and 5 continents.
Bostik has well recognized name in industrial markets. It has some divisions such as: Industrial/Nonwovens, Construction and Distribution and High performance
polymers. Its brandsinclude Bostik, Sader, Quelyd, Simson, Evo-Stik, Alliance, Araldite, Ardal, Cementone, Mem, Technik, Hey'Di, SB Mercier, Chem-Calk, Hydroment, Durabond, Anchor Weld, Clag,Gripfill, Flexacryl and Aquamac weatherband
Americas Headquarters are located in
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, outside Milwaukee.
* [http://www.bostik.com/ Company homepage]
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