Trinseo 11.07.24

Trinseo has announced the launch of LIGOS A 9200, an acrylic waterborne adhesive designed for the dry lamination of flexible packaging structures that come into contact with food.

The company says LIGOS A 9200 is tailored for paper and polyolefins, polyvinylidene chloride-coated substrates, metalized film, polyamide, and polyester films. The emulsion’s polymer design is said to result in high initial shear and bond strength, creating a ‘valuable solution’ for film converters.  

Trinseo states that LIGOS A 9200 has a high solid content of 62% to facilitate high lamination speeds and more efficient drying. The emulsion apparently enables fast slitting in post-lamination processes, aiming to boost operational efficiency. 

Reportedly, the new acrylic emulsion has been certified by Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) — an independent research and service institute of the German paper industry — for recyclability using the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) recyclability laboratory test method, version 2. Trinseo says that PTS tests have confirmed that more than 99% of the paper fibres within the structure are recovered in standard mill recycling when using LIGOS A 9200. 

LIGOS A 9200 is available to customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. 

In April, Flow Materials 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. 

More recently, ExxonMobil worked with Hosokawa Alpine, Henkel, Nordmeccanica Group, and Univel to produce a high-barrier, recyclable MDO-PE/PE laminate said to be suitable for a range of food products. It is thought to balance its barrier properties with easy recyclability in existing programmes and facilities compatible with plastic film, which conventional packaging materials have not always achieved. 

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