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Bostik is collaborating in the PRESERVE project, an ambitious initiative announced by European Commission and coordinated by IRIS (Spain).  As one of the stakeholders, Bostik is actively contributing to build an innovative solution - a biobased laminating system which enables multi-layers separation for a greener and more sustainable future.

PRESERVE as an innovative approach to bio-based packaging

PRESERVE will develop a set of innovative processes and bioproducts as coatings and adhesives, which will foster the circular use of bio-based packaging. To shift from the current situation (fossil-based, limited recycling), award-winning upcycling strategies will be built on from past and on-going projects. The versatility of the end of life options, materials, flexible and rigid packaging types and compatibility with different processes, ensure that PRESERVE results are relevant to more than 60% of the plastic packaging on the market, whose long term substitution potential will be maximized thanks to the participation of several leading companies in the consortium.

An EU collective contribution

Indeed, the goal is ambitious and the objective will be made possible thanks to the collaboration of organizations from 9 European countries. At least 10 packaging items will be enhanced, in order to validate the results on a circular economy perspective.

The virtual kick-off meeting took place at the end of January 2021 and brought together 26 partners from the 10 countries participating in the PRESERVE H2020 project. Projects such as PRESERVE help to foster cooperation and cluster the different stakeholders to achieve the goals set by the European Commission in the European Green Deal.

Bostik fostering Circular Economy

As a pioneer in the use of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the adhesive industry, Bostik takes into account Eco-design principles in product development process. As part of Preserve, Bostik Advanced Packaging team sees in this project a call to action for companies to start the transition to a circular bio-economy, with all stakeholders working together to enable this transition.

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 €2 billion annual sales in 2018, the company employs more than 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 €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centres 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.

To get more information about Bostik’s products you can contact us on our website www.bostik.com or by mail at emea.industrial@bostik.com

Media Contact

Wladimir Moraes
Global Market Director Flexible Packaging
Bostik Advanced Packaging
E-mail: wladimir.moraes@bostik.com