Flow Materials 23.04.24

Flow Materials has announced the launch of its new range of solvent-free, water-based adhesive solutions as a sustainability-minded asset for flexible packaging. 

Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland and supplying the UK and EU, the company focuses on adhesive supply for flexible packaging converters. 

Flow Materials says it has developed a portfolio of solvent, solvent-free, and water-based adhesives and is working with a number of customers across the UK, Germany, and Italy to “change the game” in supply performance. 

UK and Nordic sales manager, Mike Holmes, stated: “It’s clear the flexible packaging market is changing rapidly with the pressure to innovate and deliver new solutions that improve the sustainability of packs and production processes. We know converters need comprehensive expert technical support, as well as agile and responsive suppliers that work with them as partners to deliver next-generation solutions. 

He added: “Today’s flexible packaging is changing – substrates, inks, adhesives, coatings – every aspect of functional design is being addressed to drive cost out, quality up and more sustainable production. At Flow, we are adhesive and lamination experts by training and have the knowledge and technical skills to support customers in their pursuit of continuous improvement.” 

In January, monta introduced a new paper tape – featuring a natural rubber adhesive and backing reportedly sourced from sustainable forestry – to its Greenline range in hopes of streamlining customers’ transitions into mono-material, recyclable packaging solutions. The tape is said to provide ‘significantly higher’ immediate tack and adhesive strength values and reliably seal light to medium-heavy cardboard boxes, mail bags, pouches, and cartons. 

UPM Raflatac announced last month that it has received RecyClass recognition for PE films with its multipurpose UV acrylic adhesive technology, reportedly the first pressure sensitive laminate producer to receive technology approval in this category. The recognition expands UPM Raflatac’s portfolio of RecyClass-approved PE (polyethylene) label materials, recognized to be recycling compatible with coloured and natural PE flexible films. 

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