We Care

Our commitment to sustainability

We Care

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Three pillars

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Bolton Adhesives key achievements

At Bolton Adhesives, we have been developing high quality products for a wide range of consumers for many decades. We are convinced that a high standard of quality allows our products to be dependable, long lasting and safe during both production and use. A large part of our products are made in Germany and the Netherlands within factories that are in close proximity to the city centers. We strive to lower our solvent and CO2 emissions, and have put in place several projects to lower waste, water and energy consumption

We focus on easy application of our products to enable efficient use and to help preserve natural resources. We are aware that the careful choice of packaging material is very important for the whole lifecycle of our products starting from production, to the safe use and storage, right up to the disposal of the products by consumers. Therefore, the packaging used for Bolton Adhesives products is recyclable, in accordance with national recycling schemes. Besides this, a large part of the packaging, such as most of our folding boxes, blister cards and our PET blister covers contain recycled material.

We also aim to reduce the amount of packaging:  We use for example thin-wall cartridges for our water- and polymer-based mounting adhesives, which leads to approximately 15% less plastic used, compared to the market standard.

Our R&D department is continuously aiming to develop more sustainable alternatives to current standards in the market, like for example Bison Wood Max as alternative to PU based D4 wood adhesives. Another example is the UHU ReNATURE range with formula and packaging made from natural resources. UHU stic ReNATURE, for example, is the world’s first glue stick with a container made from plant-based raw materials. It consists of 58% renewable bio-plastic, extracted from sustainably grown sugar cane and a glue formulation made from 98% natural ingredients (including water). Compared to a conventional UHU glue stick, this means a reduction of 46% in CO2 emissions and a 48% reduction in the use of fossil fuels.

We want to inspire all of our consumers by a combination of excellent products and expert advice. We offer a helpline to advise hundreds of consumers a month, and organize workshops to help our customers how to best use our products. Our company was also the first to offer an interactive glue-advise computer to help consumers to find the best solution for their goals.

Inspiring people also means doing our best to make our employees proud of the company they work for. We regard all our employees as ‘adhesives specialists’ who demonstrate passion and pride for our products. Providing them with a safe and healthy working environment, with opportunities for growth and development, is instrumental to this inspiration and – ultimately - to the consistent quality of our products.

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Bolton Adhesives and the future

We will continue our efforts towards sustainability and will communicate in all transparency to key stakeholders. We are also committed to responding to our consumers’ increasingly specific expectations, with the aim of offering innovative solutions made for easier use and effective results – based on Bolton’s mission:

We Care Where You Care

Contact us
We wish to engage in open dialogue with all stakeholders. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Bolton Adhesives
Adriaan Volker Huis
Oostmaaslaan 67 - 14th Floor
3063 AN Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone:  +31 (0)88 3 235 700
Fax: +31 (0)88 3 235 800

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