BASF_Interpack2020BASF experts and specialists from BTC Europe, BASF’s European distribution organization, will present a wide range of dispersions for adhesives as well as resins and additives for printing inks and barrier coatings at interpack 2020, Düsseldorf from 7-13 May 2020.
Special Adhesives for Flexible Packaging
In terms of mechanical recycling solutions, BASF has developed special adhesives for flexible packaging that facilitate the separation of multi-layer structures. Furthermore, certified compostable materials make organic waste easier to collect and to recycle in large quantities.
This counteracts the inefficiency and the greenhouse gases emitted by other disposal ways for organic waste. At the same time, high-quality compost or organic feedstock is produced that can be used for new products.
Water-based Epotal® Lamination Adhesives
BASF’s water-based Epotal® lamination adhesives are a sustainable alternative to solvent-based and solvent-less products. They represent a reliable option for manufacturers of flexible packaging on all performance levels. Their high initial bonding strength enables the immediate further processing of the laminates.
Curing times are minimal, which means increased flexibility for the customer by significantly shortening lead times and enabling in-line printing and lamination. Due to their chemical composition, water-based adhesives are inherently safe systems and well suited for food packaging applications.
The Epotal portfolio also tackles the end-of-life challenges for flexible packaging. Epotal adhesives facilitate the recycling of multi-layer packaging materials by making the single layers of a packaging film easy to separate from each other within the recycling process.
To achieve fully compostable packaging, Epotal Eco adhesives can be combined with paper, BASF’s biopolymer ecovio or other compostable polymers. The Epotal BLX line provides the means to create barrier coatings or adhesives for highly functional mono-material packaging, thereby facilitating the recovery and reuse of materials from plastic waste.
Customers can test these new water-based systems at BASF’s Adhesive Coating Center in Ludwigshafen to find the perfect solution for their individual coating challenges