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Avery Dennison’s Adhesive Gets FDA Approval for Direct Food Contact

Published on 2017-05-12. Author : SpecialChem

MENTOR, OHIO -- Avery Dennison has received FDA Food Contact Notification 1716 (direct food compliance) for its R1490 adhesive, a high-performance product designed for use in reclosure label applications. The approval, a first-of-its-kind for the reclose label space, means food packaging can feature the adhesive without a functional barrier between the label and food. One less constraint for packaging designers, and one more opportunity for label and packaging converters to expand their business.

Reclosure adhesive

Food Packaging without Functional Barrier

A high-performance, “one-stop” adhesive, R1490 can be used in a wide range of food packaging applications such as deli meats, cheeses and fresh produce. For label converters, the FDA approval offers an opportunity to meet brand owners’ ever-evolving needs. For brand owners, the option to remove that functional barrier opens up the ability to do more, creatively, with packaging design.

“As this segment continues to grow, the R1490 FCN approval is an example of how Avery Dennison is driving to further enhance the consumer experience with brands through new reseal label applications and drive growth for our customers,” says Anh Marella, senior product manager, Avery Dennison.

Reclosure adhesive

As brand owners work to differentiate and add value to their products, many have embraced resealable labels, or “reclosures.” These are designed for easy opening and/or multiple open-close uses. They provide an economical method of repeated pack sealing, combined with branding, in one label.

Currently, the reclosure trend is rapidly growing in areas including flexible packaging and thermoform formats. That, in turn, is transforming food packaging: According to Euromonitor International, 190 billion retail units in the food industry will transition to flexible packaging in the next three to five years.

FDA-compliant reclosure adhesives for indirect food contact are already established in the marketplace. “Indirect” means some type of functional barrier must be present between the adhesive and product. Avery Dennison offers adhesives that meet these requirements through its Select Solutions™ Reclosure Portfolio.

About Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016.

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