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.
In terms of mechanical recycling solutions, BASF has reportedly developed adhesives for flexible packaging that facilitate the separation of multi-layer structures.
March 5, 2020
At interpack 2020, which will be held in Düsseldorf on May 7-13, personnel from BASF and BTC Europe, BASF’s European distribution organization, will present a range of plastics, dispersions for adhesives, and resins and additives for printing inks and barrier coatings.
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 Sun Chemical, the 2018 report shows that it achieved its recent energy and water usage goals.
December 11, 2019
Sun Chemical recently released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, which focuses on how the company’s commitment to sustainability has led to new products and services that help customers improve their eco-efficiency goals.
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