Working towards greater sustainability in the packaging and labelling sectors, Beardow Adams has developed an environmentally friendly adhesive.

The new, FDA approved adhesive, BAM 2537, allows returned bottles to be washed in a caustic solution, separating them from their labels and the adhesive, before being returned to the market. This reuse loop can take place between 10 to 15 times before the bottle is fully recycled – drastically reducing the number of single-use plastics.

Its residual tack allows labels to be pressed back into the desired position should the label peel away, benefiting both manufacturers and end-users. The adhesive is suitable for low- and high-speed running machines (an average of 26,000 bottles per hour), and easily produces the required adhesion between PET-label and PET-bottle.

Fully aligned with the growing introduction of deposit return schemes, BAM 2537 is approved by circular economy bodies, Returpack and PETCycle, and forms part of an eco-friendly range of adhesives from Beardow Adams that includes bio-based, vegan friendly, and pallet stabilization adhesives.

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