Toyo Ink America has expanded its high-barrier packaging solutions portfolio with the launch of a new line of lamination adhesives.
The new Tomoflex series of polyester-type, two-component adhesives line complements the company’s portfolio of packaging laminating inks featuring REXTA series, XJK series, and Lioalpha series.
Tomoflex TM-250HV-US is designed for lamination of plastic films, flexible films, and aluminium foils, and can be used for high-temperature retort-pouch processing up to 135°C.
According to the company, Tomoflex lamination adhesives offer high chemical resistance to acidic foods and can be used as a replacement for aluminium foils or metalised films in multilayer laminated structures.
Toyo Ink America president Hisayuki Abe said: “We are pleased to bring the group’s expertise in multi-barrier packaging structure design and development to the US flexible packaging market.
“The Toyo Ink Group is the market leader in the retort pouch technology in Asia, so we understand the performance and supply needs of the demanding packaging industry. We also produce our own resins used in our inks and adhesives, which gives us total control over the critical components affecting bonding and barrier properties.
“This allows us to deliver premium high-barrier inks and adhesives to our customers with the convenience and reliability of a single-source supplier.”
The company also aims to expand its portfolio of packaging inks and adhesives, and strengthen its presence in the premium packaging segment in a bid to cater to the need for laminated packages.