BASF’s water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economical alternative to conventional technologies when it comes to the lamination of flexible food packaging. The Epotal lamination systems offer significant advantages over solvent and solvent-less adhesives. Beside a lower carbon footprint, these systems provide increased flexibility and accelerated production procedures due to their unique polymer design.
The expansion of HP Indigo digital printing into mainstream flexible packaging required a validation of various adhesive performances with the HP Indigo ElectroInk. BASF accomplished several lamination solutions for digital printing including adhesives for dry lamination for food packaging.
“Recently we have developed innovative high-performance water-based adhesives for digital inks: Epotal DP3820X and Basonat LR 9056,” said Dr Axel Weiss, head of marketing dispersions for Industrial Adhesives Europe at BASF. “In combination with HP Indigo Pack Ready Coating, these adhesives enable the production of retort pouches with best lamination quality.”
A sample of this innovation technology will be displayed at the booths of BASF and HP at Interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf from May 4-10, 2017.