Dow’s new bio-based compostable ADCOTE adhesive offers efficient and sustainable performance, broadening innovative options for a range of flexible packaging applications including dry foods and snacks. This is the first bio-based compostable adhesive in Dow’s portfolio, which helps converters to offer compostable structures and brand owners to respond to increased demand from consumers for more environmentally-friendly packaging.
Another new Dow product, its fast-bond solventless Mor-Free adhesive, offers customers an advanced-performance option, combining higher line speeds, easy handling and faster time to market for a wide range of packaging applications requiring general to medium performance such as dry goods, snacks or confectionery. This adhesive enables laminators to benefit from lower inventory, while brand owners also win with an opportunity to make their inventory turnaround faster.
Additionally, the new Extreme Low Monomer (ELM) fast-curing solventless Mor-Free adhesive combines extreme low monomer technology with a fast curing process for a wide range of applications with medium- to high-performance lamination requirements. These include film and foil laminations as well as more complicated structures for hot fill or pasteurisation.
For a reduced environmental-impact lamination, Dow claims that Mor-Free ELM technology generates 87% less CO2 emission and 85% less energy consumption than solvent-based solutions.
The introduction of these new adhesives is aligned with Dow’s commitment to collaborative solution development for innovative and sustainable packaging applications that provide market differentiation.