Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Dow unveils new flexible packaging adhesive at interpack 2017

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The Packaging & Specialty Plastics business of The Dow Chemical Company is launching its latest innovation at interpack 2017. It’s a brand-new adhesive solution which, according to Dow, will help to maximize resource efficiency, favorably influence packaging cost, enhance recyclability and optimize the shelf-life of food packaging. Dow’s innovative ADCOTETM L86-500 barrier adhesive enables the replacement of PET, metallized and aluminium-based packaging structures with an all-polyolefin solution which is easily recyclable in existing processes.

Key enabler of the all-polyolefin package from Dow is the ADCOTE L86-500 Barrier Adhesive. Designed for medium barrier applications, it can provide additional protection against oxygen and moisture. The adhesive can help enable the production of a packaging that is recyclable in standard recycling schemes, resource efficient and has the same shelf-life performance as PET-based packaging. First all-polyolefin packages enabled by the new adhesive are showcased at interpack 2017 for aroma- and barrier-sensitive applications, such as coffee and cereal pouches, snack and dry pet food packs as well as wet wipes packages.

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Other Dow products for the packaging industry that are also featured in Dow’s Prototype Boutique at interpack 2017 include: INNATE – bringing high abuse resistance for food packaging enhancement; AGILITY – to help run faster and lighter coatings; sealants such as AFFINITY to help run a faster packaging process with good packaging integrity; and MOR-FREE and ADCOTE adhesives – for efficient and reliable lamination.

Mahan Hazarika
Mahan Hazarika
Mahan Hazarika has served as the Editor of The Packman since 2017, demonstrating an impressive decade-long expertise in the field of writing about the printing and packaging industry. In his leisure time, he indulges in his passions for music, travel, and watching movies.

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