Bostik has launched Born2Bond, a new range of innovative engineering adhesives designed for “by-the-dot” bonding in the high-end packaging sector.

The range includes new, low-odour formulations, which Bostik says enable a more comfortable manufacturing environment, and reported low-blooming solutions, a critical feature for producers of high-end goods where aesthetics and quality of finish are essential.

Polivio Goncalves, Bostik’s global market manager for engineering adhesives, comments: “Designers and manufacturers are facing critical challenges such as the need to minimise 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.

“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 the company argues that 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. Bostik reports that 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 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,” Polivio adds.

With an apparent global market potential of €7 billion euros, Bostik plans to launch additional product offerings within its Born2Bond portfolio, including HM-PUR and other urethane acrylates, in the hopes of providing a comprehensive service for evolving application needs.