Bostik stays ahead of industry trends with the introduction of laminating PU adhesives free of GLYMO and other substances of concern
Colombes, France /PRNewswire/ - Bostik, the leading specialty adhesives business unit of Arkema, manufactures and offers tailored and sustainable solutions in a variety of industrial markets.
Committed to the responsible stewardship of its products, Bostik is focusing its efforts on predicting future trends and developing product ranges that ensures safety of people and the environment, thanks to the company's regulatory and formulation expertise. This includes anticipating tightening regulatory constraints and offering solutions that meet customer expectations.
Since the substance GLYMO [(3-glycidyloxypropyl) trimethoxysilane CAS no. 2530-83-8] has a genotoxic potential, the European adhesive association FEICA has recommended its members replace GLYMO in food packaging adhesives by the end of 2020.
Committed to sustainable development and consumer safety, Bostik has already developed a GLYMO-free array of one- and two-component laminating polyurethane (PU) adhesives for food contact packaging. The product line includes both solvent-based and solvent-free technologies for a wide range of applications, from general use to high performance.
In addition to being free of epoxy silanes such as GLYMO, Bostik's product range also does not contain BPA (bisphenol A), epoxy resins, phthalate plasticisers, o-phthalic acid or tin compounds, which are currently categorized as substances of concern in food packaging.
This product line includes newly developed adhesives for high-performance packaging laminates, such as a product exclusively designed for high chemical resistance and the UHP 150 modular system. The modular system can be combined with three different hardeners to fit various market requirements:
For more information on these laminating PU adhesives, come and talk to our experts at Fachpack in Nürnberg (24-26 september 2019) in Hall 7 at Booth 636.
About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik's smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees more than 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 40 countries. www.bostik.com.
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