While solvent-based laminating adhesives are still widely used, many converters are starting to invest in lamination equipment capable of running solventless laminating adhesives. To avoid visual appearance issues, these factors must be considered.
Compostable flexible packaging provides converters and brand owners another tool toward reducing, reusing, composting, and recycling.
June 29, 2021
Under its worldwide Flextra™ Evolution brand, H.B. Fuller announced two new compostable adhesive solutions that offer differentiated advantages in terms of sustainability goals and manufacturer benefits.
Interpolychem will use Dow’s technology to enable a flexible and sustainable packaging alternative to conventional containers currently available in the Russian and Eastern European markets.
December 9, 2020
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics recently announced that Interpolychem LLC, a converter and packaging producer in the Russian flexible packaging market, is the newest licensee for PacXpert Packaging Technology.
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.