Bostik to Launch Anti-Fog Heat Seal Coating Innovations at PACK EXPO

Adhesives specialist to unveil copolyester anti-fog heat seal coating formulations for food packaging applications at this year’s event in Chicago

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer markets, has announced that it will launch new copolyester heat seal coating formulations for food packaging applications at this year’s PACK EXPO in Chicago, Illinois on October 14–17, 2018.

One of the highlights is the firm's latest innovation in copolyester heat seal, Vitel® 1922AF, a 100% solids formulation designed for PET lid stock. A complement to other copolyester heat seal products in its range, 1922AF was formulated to be used in refrigerable applications to reduce fogging from moisture-containing food products. With low blocking and good slip properties, this heat seal coating features excellent clarity and seal strengths, providing a smooth yet strong peel from PET tray stocks once sealed.

Additionally, 1922AF is designed to help streamline manufacturing processes. By incorporating anti-fog additives into the formulation, Bostik’s heat seal coating helps converters eliminate the need for a second processing pass to add an anti-fog coating. While Vitel 1922AF is designed for extrusion and coextrusion processes, Bostik’s ability to formulate similar solvent-based solutions offers the flexibility to address specific customer processes while reaping similar processing benefits.

“By understanding consumer needs for extended food freshness and enhanced product visibility as well as converter needs for streamlined processes, Bostik saw an opportunity to develop anti-fog heat seal coatings that successfully address common issues while improving overall packaging performance and aesthetics” said Corey Schoenherr, Business Development Manager.

About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in industrial, construction and consumer 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.

About Arkema
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

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