H.B. Fuller to launch solvent-free adhesive for stand up pouches

25 October 2012 (Last Updated October 25th, 2012 18:30)

Global adhesives provider H.B. Fuller is all set to extend its Flextra family of flexible packaging laminating adhesives, with the introduction of a new adhesive for large Stand Up Pouches (SUPs).

Global adhesives provider H.B. Fuller is all set to extend its Flextra family of flexible packaging laminating adhesives, with the introduction of a new adhesive for large Stand Up Pouches (SUPs).

"H.B. Fuller claims that the new Flextra adhesive technology can be formulated as a water-based or solvent-based solution."

The new solvent-free Flextra laminating adhesive joins the company's line of problem-solving flexible packaging adhesives that are comprised of solvent-free, water-based and solvent-based formulations.

Large format bag converters are provided with a new adhesive by Flextra laminating, to strengthen overall pouch structure and minimise supply chain damage.

H.B. Fuller North American sales director for flexible packaging Brian Glasbrenner said the company's new laminating adhesive strengthens the overall structure of large pouches, while reducing damage and losses from splitting.

"Like we did when we developed our Flextra Quiet™ laminating adhesive that resolved the issue of noisy flexible packaging, H.B. Fuller has further applied our vision and expertise to inspire the next problem-solving adhesive for converters -- Flextra laminating adhesive for large pouches," Glasbrenner said.

The new adhesive, which addresses a growing need as bags of all sizes continue to make inroads into flexible packaging, has already been commercialised for one of the company's flexible packaging converting customers.

H.B. Fuller claims that the new Flextra adhesive technology can be formulated as a water-based or solvent-based solution.

The company's solvent-free Flextra Fast laminating adhesive allows laminating at 1,700 feet a minute, slitting in three hours, Primary Aromatic Amines (PAA) decay and filling and shipping in a couple of days.