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Henkel Showcases PSAs at Labelexpo Europe 2023

Published on 2023-09-12. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Hot-melt Adhesives      Waterborne Adhesives      Acrylic Adhesives      UV/EB Cure Adhesives    

Henkel to Showcase PSAs at Labelexpo Europe 2023At Labelexpo Europe, Henkel showcases its comprehensive pressure sensitive adhesives product portfolio.

Henkel displays innovative pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) products that enable the label industry to improve food safety through mineral-free formulations, increase container recycling and waste management through PSAs that enable efficient wash-off label removal from plastic bottles, and cut waste and weight and production inefficiency through linerless label solutions.

Mineral-oil Free Adhesives – Increasing Food Safety

Growing awareness of the potential risks of mineral-oil hydrocarbons in food contact applications is attracting increased attention from consumers and legislators alike. This is making alternative solutions highly attractive as a way to proactively address these risks – and to anticipate future laws.

At Labelexpo Europe, Henkel presents its latest innovations in mineral-oil free hot melt PSAs. Created for the label market, Technomelt PS 3500 is a hot melt PSA that uses increased bio-content for a MOSH & MOAH-safe formulation that delivers robust adhesion on many substrates.

Wash-off Products – Improve Recyclability & Recyclate Quality

Henkel presents water-based adhesives suitable for different substrates that includes water-based acrylics from the Aquence PS RE range for PET bottles, which offer hazard-free handling and storage. Henkel’s latest generation of water-based acrylics for wash-off labels Aquence PS 3017 RE which is presented at the show has been recently qualified for brands from Henkel Consumer business.

Henkel also presents the new range of PSA hotmelts for linerless applications, especially for clear labels and thermal printing labels. As well as reducing packaging weight by avoiding the need for a release liner, the new adhesives enable greater production-line efficiencies.

PSA Labels Portfolio

Henkel’s Labelexpo Europe stand also showcases the breadth of its comprehensive range of pressure sensitive adhesives for labels. This includes sustainable, water-based solutions for labels from the Aquence PS adhesive range that are tailored to address a wide spectrum of applications and substrates.

Also on show is Henkel’s Locitite Duro-Tak range of Henkel pressure sensitive adhesives, a UV portfolio offering a wide range of performance attributes designed to meet a variety of manufacturing challenges. The Duro-Tak portfolio includes printable UV acrylic solutions including a removable adhesive, Loctite Duro-Tak UV 4903, and UV 4909 for permanent applications. These solutions allow for application using standard printing equipment and rapid UV curing.

As the biggest event for the labeling industry, there is no better forum than Labelexpo Europe to present solutions to help customers meet emerging regulatory challenges and seize new market opportunities,” explains Elodie Picard, director market strategy, tapes & labels, Henkel.

For example, with UV hotmelt PSA, Henkel is enabling broader use of acrylic-based hotmelt adhesives across a wide range of applications and industries, particularly where solvent-free adhesives with minimal VOC emission can help meet regulatory requirements and sustainability goals. We are also presenting our ECO & RE PSA portfolio for labels, which contributes to reduced CO2 emission in label production, reduced waste, and that enables high-quality recyclate.

Source: Henkel

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