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Dow’s WB Adhesive Recognized by APR for Meeting Recyclability Protocols

Published on 2021-10-25. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Adhesives      Waterborne Adhesives    

Dow’s WB Adhesive Recognized by APR for Meeting Recyclability Protocols Dow received Critical Guidance Recognitions for recyclability from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for ROBOND™ Adhesives. The adhesive was recognized by APR for solving packaging design challenges.

ROBOND™ L-90M Adhesive on PE films, a water-based, VOC-free adhesive used for laminating flexible substrates. It is most commonly used in food and medical packaging.

Driving Recyclability in Flexible Packaging

APR’s Critical Guidance Recognition is one of the most widely accepted measures for assessing recyclability in plastic packaging design worldwide and is presented to companies whose products solve well-established challenges in sustainable package design. The innovations are evaluated by a third-party, independent review committee and must meet the strict requirements of the Critical Guidance test protocol FPE-CG-01 under the APR Design® Recognition Program.

The Critical Guidance Protocol, FPE-CG-01, is the product of multi-industry consensus of key issues related to the recycling of post-consumer polyethylene films,” said Stephen Alexander, president and CEO of APR. “The protocol is intended to improve the quality of recycled PE films by helping innovators to make informed decisions. Meeting the Critical Guidance Protocol guidelines is a truly significant step in demonstrating the overall recyclability of [a company’s] products.”

It’s commendable whenever an organization has even a single product recognized by the APR, but to have three products recognized in a single year is truly an outstanding achievement,” said Mike White, Senior Market Manager, Adhesives, Dow North America Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “At Dow, we are committed to making plastic packaging more sustainable, and that means we are designing innovations like ROBOND™ Adhesives, OPULUX™ Optical Finishes and SURLYN™ Ionomers with recycling in mind. With these new APR recognitions, brand owners and converters can feel even more confident in their choices to use these products.”

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