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H.B. Fuller Unveils Water-based Adhesive for Liquid-resistant Paper Straws

Published on 2021-02-16. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Waterborne Adhesives    

H.B. Fuller Unveils Water-based Adhesive for Liquid-Resistant Paper Straws H.B. Fuller launches Swift® tak 5730, a high-performance water-based adhesive to create consumer-safe, liquid-resistant paper straws for fast-moving machines.

Swift® tak 5730 water-based adhesive technology offers paper straw producers superior performance in terms of consistent, easy machinability, cleanability, and overall productivity in response to the increased demand for safe and sustainable paper straws.

Plasticizer-free High-wet Tack Adhesive

The new generation of plasticizer-free, three-hour liquid resistant adhesive, exceeds the liquid resistance market requirement for cold beverages, enables a high-quality durable straw and reduces operational downtime. Its high-wet tack allows manufacturers to meet aggressive productivity goals while using fast paper straw machines that can produce more than 500 straws per minute.

Swift® tak 5730 offers core winding and slot nozzle application for straight or bendy cold drink straw production, like those often used in juice boxes. Generally, this adhesive comprises less than 5 percent of the total dried weight of a paper straw—enabling paper straws to be recycled and / or industrially composted.

BfR Compliant Sustainable Adhesive

This adhesive technology allows paper straws to be compliant with German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) Food-Contact Recommendation BfRXXXVI (Paper and Board for Food Contact Materials) for food contact to help ensure maximum consumer safety. Although the BfR recommendations are not legal norms, they are widely industry respected throughout the European Union.

We want to enable the production and use of alternatives in intelligent designs to help create a path toward a better sustainable economy,” said Michel Cordos, H.B. Fuller Technical Manager for Paper Straws. “We are very pleased to present Swift® tak 5730, a more sustainable and safe formulation featuring strong performance while at the same time contributing to the decrease of single-use plastics. Our experts provide on-demand technical support to guide paper straw and equipment manufacturers as well as paper suppliers on how to efficiently produce durable liquid resistant straws at the lowest manufacturer total cost possible to meet this growing market.”

Source: H.B. Fuller
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