Epoxy silanes like GLYMO and GLYEO are adhesion promoters used in food packaging, but safety issues have prompted the development of new alternatives.
April 21, 2020
Consumers expect the food industry to provide safe products that comply with the latest regulations. FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, recommends avoiding the use of epoxy silanes in food contact applications, and the European Union is expected to set new limits during the course of this year. These limits will require complex testing methods that lead to challenges for converters and packaging manufacturers.
Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) continue to gain traction in the broad category of packaging. PSAs are rapidly changing the way goods are packaged and delivered to consumers in traditional retail and via ecommerce.
Henkel reports that the solvent-free adhesives and coatings of the RE range are suitable for recycling and bonding of recycled plastic films.
December 12, 2019
With its new RE range that is “designed for recycling,” Henkel reports that it is introducing adhesives and coatings that both improve the recyclability of flexible packaging and make it possible to use recycled content in new packaging.
According to BASF, the new white oil-based defoamer demonstrates excellent and persistent defoaming efficiency, excellent compatibility across acrylic PSA systems, and good oil-slick resistance during storage for adhesive formulations.
November 19, 2019
BASF recently introduced the new Foamaster WO 2360 defoamer, which is reportedly compliant with major food contact regulations.
Eastman’s new cellulose esters reportedly meet requirements for use in certain food contact applications under regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (21 CFR), European Commission (Regulation 10/2011), and the Swiss Ordinance on Materials & Articles in Contact with Food (SR 817.023.21).
October 24, 2019
Eastman recently announced the launch of a new portfolio of 13 cellulose esters for use in food contact applications such as inks, adhesives, tapes and labels, and internal can and other coatings.
The expansion of the foodservice industry, along with the emergence of “takeaway” and “grab-and-go” services, will continue to provide potential growth prospects for the compostable foodservice packaging market.
August 23, 2019
Worldwide sales of compostable foodservice packaging reached approximately 6,400 tons worth $16.7 million in 2018; the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% through 2029.