HB Fuller introduces new water-based adhesives for packaging applications

11 April 2013 (Last Updated April 11th, 2013 18:30)

Global adhesives provider HB Fuller has introduced a new line-up of water-based adhesives for flexible packaging in the food and industrial markets.

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Global adhesives provider H.B. Fuller has introduced a new line-up of water-based adhesives for flexible packaging in the food and industrial markets.

The new Flextra line-up offers three options; PD2243, PD2167 and PD2207, to help increase performance.

The dry bond hybrid laminating adhesives are said to have been designed for better clarity, clean machining and cell release.

HB Fuller flexible packaging North American sales manager Brian Glasbrenner said customers, who pack produce, bakery goods, snacks and confections, look foro adhesives to match their performance needs.

"We developed the Flextra water-based dry bond hybrid laminating adhesives to give customers more choice with the high-end performance they can count on. With these products, you can laminate, pouch, ship and fill packages in as few as two days," Glasbrenner said.

According to the company, the adhesive Flextra PD2243 is suitable for stand-up pouches, and its clean machining helps cut down production line shut-downs for clean-up.

The adhesive offers better performance of the company's water-based line with clarity on various films, bond strength, chemical resistance and heat resistance, said the company.

Flextra PD2167, which has better clarity and gravure cylinder cell release, provides broad window of performance for its cost with good bond strength on different films.

Flextra PD2207, said to be the base product in the family, is suitable for a bakery, snack and confectionary packaging.

HB Fuller serves customers in packaging, hygiene, general assembly, paper converting, woodworking, construction, automotive and consumer businesses.


Image: HB Fuller's new water-based adhesives offer three options to converters to help increase performance; Photo: Courtesy of PRNewsFoto/HB Fuller Company.