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Henkel's HMA Labeling Adhesives Earn APR Recognition for Recyclability

Published on 2024-07-02. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Hot-melt Adhesives      Sustainability / Natural Adhesives    

Henkel's HMA Labeling Adhesives Earn APR Recognition for RecyclabilityHenkel, a manufacturer of adhesives and sealants, has been recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for meeting the highest criteria for recyclability according to the APR Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability for five Technomelt® labeling products:

  • Technomelt® EM 11
  • Technomelt® EM 37
  • Technomelt® EM 31
  • Technomelt® EM 59 RE
  • Technomelt® EM 38 RE

Compatible with North American Recycling System


APR Design for recyclability recognition provides independent validation that a package or packaging component is compatible with the North American recycling system. This process confirms the product meets the highest criteria for plastics recyclability according to the APR Design Guide.

We are proud of the strides we continue to make in packaging and labeling adhesives to drive more sustainable solutions for our customers, the industry and consumers,” said Jean-Philippe Caye, vice president of North America’s consumer goods adhesive business.

Henkel’s labeling products provide a variety of options to aid in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) recycling for containers and help our packaging and consumer goods customers meet their own sustainability commitments.

Innovative Solutions to Support Circular Economy


Hot melt labeling adhesives are used in various packaging and container applications across fast-moving consumer goods products. Henkel’s portfolio of Technomelt® EM labeling adhesives assures reliable, sustainable bonding and secure label application. Technomelt® adhesives are trusted for reliability, quality, and proven results across a variety of applications. The Technomelt® product portfolio includes biobased formulations and innovative solutions like wash-off features to support a circular economy.

APR congratulates Henkel for taking action to improve the recyclability of their packaging adhesives and receive APR Design Recognition,” said Steve Alexander, APR president & CEO. “Recyclable packaging means less waste, more efficient use of limited natural resources, and more high-quality post-consumer resin (PCR) for new products.

* Technomelt® is a registered trademark of Henkel and/or its affiliates in the USA, Germany and elsewhere.

* APR Design is a trademark of the Association of Plastic Recyclers, Inc.

About Association of Plastics Recyclers


The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is an international non-profit and the only North American organization focused exclusively on improving recycling for plastics. APR’s tools & resources help companies design packaging that can be recycled, support innovations that overcome existing recycling challenges, and encourage stable and reliable markets for post-consumer recycled content.

Source: Henkel


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