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Definition and development of functional barriers for the use of recycled materials in multilayer food packaging

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Barrier adhesive introduced for polyolefins packaging

Barrier adhesive introduced for polyolefins packagingDow Chemical (Midland, Michigan / USA; www.dow.com) has launched a new barrier adhesive for polyolefins packaging which it said enables the replacement of PET, metallised and aluminium-based packaging structures with an all-polyolefin solution. The new ?Adcote? L86-500 barrier adhesive is designed for medium barrier applications, and is designed to 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,? stated Dow.

The adhesive can also help provide downgauging and layer simplification opportunities, while improving the flex-crack resistance of metallised or aluminium-containing structures, said Dow. It is particularly suitable for aroma- and barrier-sensitive applications, such as coffee and cereal pouches, snack and dry pet food packs as well as wet wipes packages.16.06.2017 Plasteurope.com [237068-0]

» Publication Date: 16/06/2017

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, technological development and demonstration (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [606572].

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