Earlier this year in February it was announced that Arkema has acquired Bostik, which is one of the top four adhesive and sealant producers in the world. In 1889 Bostik began as the Boston Blacking Company in Massachusetts, specialising in the shoe industry and shoe adhesives. Since then it has been bought and sold by the United Shoe Machinery Company (1929), Emhart, Black & Decker (1990) and Total (1990). As a result of the merger of Total Fina and Elf Aquitaine, and their two adhesive companies, Bostik and Ato Findley, Bostik Findley was formed in 2001. After a rebrand in October 2004, Bostik became the official name.
Bostik in Focus
- Founded in 1889
- Based in Paris, France
- Presence in 40+ countries
- Develop and supply a range of smart adhesives and sealants
- Committed to their “Green in Motion” campaign to reduce their environmental footprint by eliminating their usage of hazardous substances and minimising environmental impact.
- Also manufacture popular household adhesives, such as Blu-tac, Super Glue, Sticki Dots and PVA glues.
Bostik Products on Tile Fix Direct
Tile Fix Direct stocks many of the leading Bostik adhesives, including:
Bostik Gripfil is an adhesive developed to bond almost any surface, including uneven surfaces. It is suitable for internal and external use, provided when used externally the bond is covered.
Available in white and grey, Bostik Vitri-Flex Rapid adhesive is ideal for use with concrete, cement screeds, WBP plywood and other substrates, and takes just 2 hours to set. It is suitable for fixing most types of stone and tiles (porous and non-porous).
Bostik Showerproof is a wall tile adhesive ideal for use with internal ceramic wall tiling applications. If you are applying tiles in an area with a power shower, Bostik also supply Bostik Power Showerproof
Bostik Stone Flex Rapid
Suitable for both interior and exterior use Bostik Stone Flex Rapid can be used with most substrates. It is ideal for use with porcelain and ceramic tiles, natural stone, terrazzo and concrete tiles. This adhesive has an average setting time of 2-3 hours, and once set is able to withstand limited vibration or movement, and occasional wetting.
See the full range of Bostik products available to order online at Tile Fix Direct.