German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has expanded its portfolio with the launch of an adhesive solution called Loctite Liofol LA 2798 for high-performance packaging applications.
Designed specifically for thermal processes, the base component of Loctite Liofol LA 2798 can be combined with different hardeners for sterilisation processes, aggressive filling goods, and hot filling processes.
The adhesive solution can be used across various industries ranging from pet food and medical applications to convenience products including fatty foodstuffs, oil fatty acids, and alcoholic contents.
It is completely free of Glymo, epoxy silane and heavy metals, as well as neopentyl glycol (NPG), hexanediol, tin, and bisphenol A (BPA).
The company has developed the solution with support from its own accredited analytical institute.
Henkel Europe polyurethanes product development manager Helga Garmann said: “Common flexible packaging adhesives in the high-performance segment may still rely on Glymo as an adhesion promoter.
“Henkel, however, has always attached the highest importance to offering clean and uncritical formulation.
“As testing is complex, we recommend the use of adhesives that do not contain any Glymo.”
The company noted that the Loctite Liofol LA 2798 adhesive base can be combined with a range of other existing Loctite Liofol LA hardeners.
Henkel Europe flexible laminates business director Dirk Vianden said: “The adhesion properties and performance of our modular system have already been confirmed during industrial use by several of our customers.
“The product is commercially available and we are looking forward to further introducing it to our partners and clients in the industry.”
Last month, Henkel, in collaboration with its supplier Ampacet, developed a fully recyclable black plastic packaging solution.