Formulators / Converting/Packaging / Manufacturers / Raw Materials and Chemicals

Advancing Adhesives: Paper and Packaging Progress

WACKER recently announced it has developed a new dispersion specifically suited for bonding various surfaces in the paper and packaging industry. Vinyl acetate-Wacker VAE dispersionethylene copolymer (VAE)-based VINNAPAS® EP 8010 can reportedly bond challenging paper and cardboard surfaces and offers outstanding heat resistance, very high setting speed and ease of machine processing.

The dispersion is manufactured without the use of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs), and its VAE basis makes supplementary plasticizers unnecessary. VINNAPAS EP 8010 thus can be used for formulating high-performance adhesives for demanding paper and packaging applications in which difficult-to-bond substrates have to be permanently joined, such as printed and coated papers or polymeric film made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyester, or polystyrene. These substrates are particularly challenging to bond because their surfaces are difficult to wet with the adhesive, making it hard to obtain a stable join. In addition to ensuring excellent adhesion to a range of difficult surfaces, this dispersion is also compatible for machine application.

The product shows outstanding setting speed and produces a highly heat-resistant bond. VINNAPAS EP 8010 re-emulsifies fast, thus facilitating cleaning of the application equipment. The polyvinyl-alcohol-stabilized dispersion also scores with its broad formulation scope.

VINNAPAS EP 8010 is characterized by its environmental and user-friendly properties. For example, by allowing the formulation of adhesives without plasticizing additives, it can keep the finished adhesive’s migration potential extremely low. Another advantage is that the dispersion is manufactured without the use of APEO.

The new dispersion, which belongs to the VINNAPAS Plus class for especially demanding product solutions, can be used for formulating adhesives used in high-performance paper and packaging applications, such as food packaging bags and up-market folding boxes for exclusive consumer goods, but also for additional application areas such as laminated products for car interiors.

WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymer additives based on polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers. The materials are used in adhesives, construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and nonwovens, and in fiber composites and polymeric materials based on renewable resources. WACKER POLYMERS has production sites in Germany, China, South Korea and the U.S., as well as a global sales network and technology centers in all major regions.

For more information, visit  

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!


ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI June 2015 cover

2015 June

Welcome to our annual Dispensing & Curing Equipment Directory!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

"Cultural Fit"

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times observed that new employees are often hired based on the personal similarities they share with their interviewers. How important is “cultural fit” when hiring someone?
View Results Poll Archive


Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 


facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.