9/4/2009

Turkey to become production base of Total's Bostik

AA - French oil giant Total is building a plant in western Turkey for its brand Bostik, an adhesives and sealants manufacturer, said the company in a statement on Wednesday. Turkey will become a production base in the region --covering Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa-- for Bostik, a worldwide division of oil, gas and chemicals company Total, after the production facility in Corlu (near Istanbul) is built. Bostik produces and supplies customized adhesives, sealants and coatings for automotive and aircraft interiors, the marine and transportation markets, industrial and product manufacturing, packaging, disposable nonwovens/hygiene, residential and commercial construction markets, as well as a comprehensive line of flooring installation products serving the entire flooring industry. The company's operations will shift to Turkey from France and Germany once the Corlu plant is completed in 2011, according to the statement.