A sticky packaging solution

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Chemical manufacturer Rohm and Haas is launching what it claims is
an environmentally friendly range of adhesives for flexible
packaging. The product range will be launched at the Drupa
Exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany in May 2004.

Of particular interest to food manufacturers is the Robond CS cold seal adhesive range. This line has been developed, as the name suggests, for cold seal applications and are used primarily for packaging food items such as ice cream, chocolate, candy and other perishable, temperature-sensitive foods.

This range of adhesives can also be used for protective packaging, labels, and packaging for medical products as well as industrial and consumer goods like detergents.

This new range is part of the company's 'total packaging solutions' programme, which includes other adhesive innovations. These include Mor-Free ELM series extreme low monomer solventless adhesives and Robond L-series water-based adhesives for dry bond laminating.

The company's Mor-Free ELM series extreme low monomer solventless adhesives have been formulated to reduce the risks associated with aromatic amine formation, and provide strong bonds on all substrate types, including metallised films and aluminium foils.

On the other hand, Robond L series water-based adhesives are designed for general-purpose food packaging flexible laminates. These environmentally friendly, VOC-compliant systems are suited for use on many substrates including paper, films, and metallised films.

The company believes that this particular range offers compatibility with solvent-based, water-based, and ultraviolet ink systems and ensures clear, crisp images when laminating printed films.

Rohm and Haas​ is a worldwide producer of speciality materials, operating more than 100 plants in 26 countries. The Rohm and Haas adhesives and sealants business, with annual sales of $592 million, serves the packaging, converting, pressure-sensitive adhesives industries.

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