Bostik Inc.: Wins IDEA achievement award

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New Relyance™ Adhesive Recognized as Best New Product

Wauwatosa, WI – May 11, 2010 – Relyance™, a new olefin-based adhesive platform introduced by Bostik Inc. in 2009, was recognized as an outstanding new product at this year’s IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Exposition held in Miami, Fla., during the last week of April.

The awards, co-sponsored by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry and Nonwovens Industry magazine, recognize the best new nonwoven and engineered fabric products introduced during the last three years. Relyance was honored in the raw materials category.

“IDEA10 is the only place this year that the entire nonwovens industry is in one place at the same time and it is appropriate that the Achievement Awards be presented here because these companies and individuals have contributed greatly to the advancement of our industry,” said Rory Holmes, INDA president.

The Relyance platform, which was developed in response to escalating raw material costs and shortages associated with traditional SBC technologies, offers excellent processability, outstanding performance and meets the rigorous demands of the hygiene disposable industry.

“Innovation is part of Bostik’s business model,” said Bob Marquette, the general manager of Bostik’s global nonwoven business and member of the Bostik Worldwide Executive Committee. “Relyance is another example of our commitment to finding new ways to provide solutions and exceed our customers’ expectations. We are honored to be recognized by IDEA and by the nonwovens community as an industry leader.”

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About Bostik

Bostik is a global leader in the adhesive and sealants marketplace with solutions for a variety of markets including residential construction, personal care and hygiene, packaging and many others. Bostik is a worldwide company with over 5000 employees, 48 production facilities, and presence in 50 countries across 5 continents. Through commitment and personal attention, superior products and expert knowledge, and process and application support Bostik brings Value Beyond the Adhesive™.