Dow showcased two products within their Adcote Adhesives and Coatings family. Adcote L 74-112 Adhesive is a non-isocyanate curing solvent based adhesive. The adhesive delivers no interference from retained solvents and can be used in a variety of packaging applications. Adcote L 76-185 Adhesive provides higher running solids, a lower tendency to foam in application, a more stable mixed pot life and offers improved performance for retort applications providing improved adhesion to oxide coated barrier films and resistance to the most aggressive foodstuff. For example, pouches made with Adcote L 76-185 exhibit blemish free surfaces weeks after retorting when filled with vinegar, or mixtures of ketchup, oil and vinegar.
In addition to the two Adcote Adhesive grades, Dow Performance Packaging will also be highlighting Mor-free L82-105/C33 Solventless Adhesive.It is a two component aliphatic polyurethane adhesive that delivers a fast room temperature cure with no need for a hot room. This benefit gives converters energy and space savings. The product can be used in a variety of flexible food packaging applications, including higher temperature applications.
To round out Dow Performance Packaging’s line up of adhesive products at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, Dow will showcase Lamal 90-103 Adhesive. The urethane cure alternative can be used in a variety of packaging applications including snack food packaging, coffee pouch laminations and industrial lamination barriers. The adhesive prevents out-gassing for high barrier lamination applications and reduces the amount of interactions needed with inks’ alcohol components.