Research scientist Wayne Eklund, said, “When people ask for a compostable adhesive, what they are asking for is a package with components that can be composted and now, this can be brought to life with the help of our compostable adhesives throughout the supply chain.”
The two new adhesives are named Flextra Evolution SF1000CP/XR2000CP and Flextra Evolution WB1200CP/XR2200CP. “These new solutions from our Flextra Evolution product line have similar performance to conventional multi-layer packaging adhesives, show great printability and appearance, and work seamlessly with standard equipment. Most importantly, in industrial composting facilities, the adhesives decompose with no toxic residue, microplastics, or other pollutants,” he added.
“Flextra Evolution SF1000CP/XR2000CP is a 2K solventless adhesive that offers excellent design benefits, such as outstanding sound dampening and excellent adhesion, to a variety of biodegradable film substrates from bar wrap to snack packaging and much more,” said a company press note shared with WhatPackaging?.
Meanwhile, Flextra Evolution WB1200CP/XR2200CP is a water-based two-part system that works suits paper-to-film laminations. According to HB Fuller, this adhesive is fully compostable as per EN13432, ASTM D6400, and is certified through the Biodegradable Products Institute, North America's leading certifier of compostable products and packaging.