“Bostik is honored to be the recipient of the ASC Innovation Award. With a rigorous submission process and a panel of expert judges from our own industry, receiving this accolade is a true testament to the innovation we are bringing to the adhesive and disposable hygiene markets with Brilliance™,” says Jeff Merkt, senior vice president of Bostik’s Global Nonwovens business unit.
The ASC Innovation Awards Program recognizes innovation in adhesive and sealant product developments. The award identifies significant impact chemistries that contribute to downstream industries’ unmet needs and advancements in technology. As the recipient of this year’s award, Bostik demonstrated the value proposition of novel chemistry and added value in a field application, improving design and chemical processes.
Brilliance earned the honor following its evaluation on a number of criteria including:
· Development with a significant chemistry component
· Significant milestones in development within the past five years
· Clearly communicates end user value proposition with supporting evidence of market insight and potential impact
Brilliance is used in the manufacture of baby diapers and adult incontinence products. A hotmelt adhesive, Brilliance elastic attachment holds the elastic strands of disposable hygiene products in place while allowing them to stretch and retract to ensure diaper and pant products maintain comfortable fit and reliable leakage control. Bostik’s Global Nonwoven business unit has been serving the disposable hygiene market for more than 50 years. During this time, Bostik has pioneered many adhesive developments that have enabled the integration of new disposable hygiene features including elastic legs, stretch panels, wetness indicators, and thin or fluff free cores. A leader in high stress applications, Bostik is focused on enabling product innovation of disposable hygiene producers.
Darius Deak, Global R&D Director of Nonwovens, accepted the ASC 2018 Innovation Award at the presentation on April 25, on behalf of Bostik and its Global Nonwovens business unit.