PARIS, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
A new facility producing tile adhesive and related cementitious powder products will provide better, faster service to the Group's clients and support the numerous new construction projects in the region.
Bostik, the leading global adhesive specialist for industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets, has expanded its cementitious powder manufacturing capabilities with the recent opening of a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.
Johor Bahru is located on the southern tip of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, separated from Singapore by the Johor Strait. The plant is therefore ideally located to service a fast-developing local construction market which includes the surrounding Iskandar Development Region and several large housing projects in the Johor Bahru region. Other developments in the area include the expansion of public housing programmes by Singapore's Housing and Development Board (HDB).
With a 1,500 sqm footprint, the plant has a capacity estimated at 14,000 metric tonnes per year.
The new facility will manufacture several types of products for the construction industry: cementitious tile adhesives (CTA) including classifications class C2S1, C2E and C1E, non-shrink grout and skim coat. These product groups are based on Bostik's world-class Polymer Modified Binder (PMB) technology platform which remains a focus of its ongoing innovation, research and development activities. As a result of this expansion, well-known products such as Excel-Flex, Maxi-Flex, Super-Fixall and Ultra-Mastik will now be more readily available to building professionals in southern Malaysia and Singapore.
Bostik is constantly improving the quality and sustainability of adhesives and sealants supplied to markets around the world and Bostik Malaysia has recently introduced a range of new tiling systems complying with international standards. It has also secured local official approval for a large number of its CTA, waterproofing, sealant and flooring products. 13 products have received HDB approval, and 10 products have been awarded Green Label status by the Singapore Environment Council.
Commenting on the opening of the Johor Bahru plant, Bostik CEO Mr Bernard Pinatel said: "We are delighted to be bringing our innovative PMB technologies closer to fast-developing markets such as Malaysia and Singapore. We are sure that this brand new production unit will bring substantial benefit to the construction projects planned and already underway locally, and more widely to all of our clients in southern Malaysia and Singapore."
Bostik Malaysia's Managing Director Mr Chuen-Peng Ting added: "This new facility further reinforces our commitment to local construction activities and demonstrates our support for these exciting new projects. With our newly upgraded production capacities, we fully intend the plant to act as a platform to develop our presence in the region."
Bostik offers building professionals a comprehensive and innovative range of construction systems, from foundation to finish. Its constantly renewed and enhanced technologies deliver superior performance while meeting the latest local and international building codes and environmental, quality and performance standards.
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial manufacturing, construction and consumer markets. For more than a century, we have been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape our daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik's smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With 2013 sales of €1.6 billion, the company employs 4,800 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.
Bostik is a company of Total.