Published on September 26, 2018
Latest flexible packaging innovations will improve package clarity and extend freshness of moisture-containing food products
Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer markets, has developed innovative anti-fog heat seal coatings for refrigeratable flexible packaging applications. Designed to improve package clarity and extend freshness for moisture-containing food products, these coatings allow converters and brand owners to address consumer preferences while streamlining processes and reducing overall costs.
Formulated to include both an anti-fog capability and heat seal functionality in one solution, Bostik’s co-polyester coatings require just one processing step instead of two, unlike many other options currently on the market. With low blocking, excellent seal strength to PET and good slip properties, they further simplify converting complexity while enhancing end-use package performance. Available in both an extrudable grade (Vitel® 1922AF) and a solvent-based alternative, these smart coatings work with existing converting equipment and can accommodate various manufacturing needs.
“We wanted to formulate solutions that help converters to simplify the process of producing anti-fog lidding films while enabling them to meet the requirements of both brand owners and consumers,” said Deepa Puthanparambil, Bostik’s Senior Chemist for the Global Industrial Adhesives business unit. “We are proud to say that our anti-fog heat seal coatings address needs across the entire value chain and fulfill an otherwise unmet need in the market.”
Bostik will debut these smart anti-fog heat seal coatings at PACK EXPO on October 14-17 in Chicago, IL and will give a technical presentation on them during the event. For more information on Bostik’s innovative coatings and how they can help your processes, visit www.bostik.com/us/anti-fog.
About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employs 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. For the latest information, visit www.bostik.com.
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion in 2017, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com