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Flexible Packaging Adhesives: Hands-on Formulation Guide for Today’s Needs

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Tuesday Jun 13, 2017

Optimize your adhesive formulations for the flexible packaging industry with a structured review of :

  • Today’s state-of-the-art: raw materials and processing methods
  • Best options to meet industry demands (temperature resistance, new substrate bonding, stringent tests)
  • How to formulate main adhesives types (laminating adhesives, heat seal adhesives, PSA…)
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    Edward Petrie Presented By:
    Edward Petrie

    Length: 90 min

    Course Type: Formulation
    Level: Beginner

    Next Session: Jun 13, 2017
    10:00 a.m. (New York City)
    4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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    Why should you attend?

    The flexible packaging industry is constantly evolving with stricter demands (cost, adhesives with higher barrier properties, new substrate bonding, sustainability & environmental issues…). Yet, too often, developing new adhesives to address these specific needs means working in a trial-and-error mode… when a structured approach is possible and would prove more efficient!

    1. Troubleshoot faster performance & production issues (heat/water/UV resistance, migressives, reduced tunneling, reduced VOCs…) with a structured formulation approach
    2. Develop cost-effective adhesives without sacrificing performance with an update on novel materials (PLA and other biopolymers…) & their effect on barrier performance
    3. Build your strategy for future projects with a clear view of trends & innovations in the flexible packaging industry (sustainability, solventless adhesives, laminating adhesives...)
    Flexible Packaging Adhesives: Hands-on Formulation Guide for Today’s Needs

    Who should attend?

    Adhesives Formulators willing to understand the demand for adhesives in flexible packaging and most recent technical developments in this field

    Converters, tape and label suppliers, end-users... needing an update on the solutions that are available to improve sustainability

    Course Outline

    The following sections will be covered during this session:

    1. Latest trends and flexible packaging adhesives
      • Improved waterborne adhesives
      • Solventless adhesives (100% solids and hot melt, primarily polyurethane)
      • New substrates
      • Recycling and other sustainable requirements

    2. Unmet needs and major opportunities
      • Improved properties (especially with waterborne adhesives)
      • Faster production speeds
      • Reduced migressives (food safe adhesives)

    3. Formulation of laminating adhesives
      • New solventless urethane adhesive formulations for faster and safer lamination
      • High performance waterborne acrylic adhesives
      • Extrudable hot melt adhesive formulations for easier processing
      • Energy curable laminating adhesive formulations for better performance and faster processing

    4. Formulation of heat seal / hot melt / pressure sensitive adhesives
      • Acrylic adhesive formulations for better heat and water resistance
      • Copolymer adhesive formulations for controllable peel strength
      • Hot melt and waterborne dry bond adhesives for improved sealing properties

    5. Sustainable materials, processing and converting practices
      • Adhesives for biofilms (e.g., polylactic acid)
      • Reduced or zero-VOC adhesives
      • Adhesive formulations with reduced weight and cost

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    Members Reviews

    Pretty detailed for a "beginner's" course and I liked hearing about the trends, though I wish it were a little more fleshed out.

    CJ W. , from ChemPoint

    Learnt adhesive types & got deep technical information for specific adhesive types.

    Mehmet C. , from RTC Chemical

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