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.

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.

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