Bostik to acquire Prochimir, a company specializing in high performance adhesive films
Thanks to its technical expertise and capacity for innovation, Prochimir develops and markets high performance thermobonding films, used in a growing number of applications in the automotive, construction, textile and healthcare sectors. These environmentally sound solutions ensure excellent adhesion on materials, hence addressing many bonding issues.
Prochimir is a renowned expert in thermobond films and breathable membranes with strong commercial positions with its customers, leaders in their markets. The company operates two leading production facilities, in France (Vendée) and in the United States (Virginia), employs 85 people, and currently reports €30 million sales, with steady growth in the last 5 years. Prochimir’s innovative solutions are sold around the world, and exports account for 75% of sales.
This activity perfectly complements Bostik’s offering in specialty thermobonding solutions, and offers plenty of strong technological and commercial synergies that will speed up Bostik’s development in the fast-growing markets of adhesive bonding.
Closing of the deal is expected in fourth quarter 2019, subject to consultation of trade unions and approval by the antitrust authorities in the relevant countries.