Thanks to a combination of deep-rooted knowledge of life-cycle analysis, gained under the drive of Arkema, and extensive experience in collaborating with industry and research partners to develop adhesive solutions that contribute to circular packaging practices, Bostik has gained its place alongside 25 top industry and academic players from nine European countries.
Bostik will work on the lamination process of bio-sourced films, using a mostly bio-sourced based adhesive. The resulting product will need to be compatible with the delamination process (i.e. separation of multiple layers of material in multilayer packaging) while protecting the content of the packaging.
According to Richard LELIEVRE, Senior Vice President in charge of the Advanced Packaging Business Unit at Bostik: “We are convinced that the future of packaging is circular, and that adhesives have a major role to play in enabling this circularity. We are also convinced that this can only happen if the whole sector comes together to create solutions and ensure their adoption. That is why we have been working for many years now on bio-based, recyclable and compostable packaging adhesive solutions, and we are incredibly proud to be able to contribute this expertise to help advance European leadership in the development of a more circular economy.”
Building on award-winning upcycling strategies from past and on-going projects, PRESERVE will aim to offer a broad range of end of life options, materials, flexible and rigid packaging types, as well as compatibility with different processes. This should ensure that PRESERVE results are relevant to more than 60% of the plastic packaging on the market, which long term substitution potential maximised thanks to the participation of several leading companies in the consortium.
About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik, a subsidiary of the Arkema Group and a global player in specialty adhesives for the construction, consumer and industrial markets, develops innovative and multifunctional sealing and bonding solutions that have been shaping our daily lives for over 130 years. With an annual sales of 2.1 billion euros in 2019 and a presence in more than 40 countries 6,000 employees, the company is committed to meeting the major ecological, energy and technological challenges through its innovations. It is focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence to meet the expectations of its customers and partners. www.bostik.com