Compostable Adhesives for Flexible Packaging

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the future of compostable packaging

Consumer concerns about the effect plastic packaging has on the environment is growing. As a result, the flexible packaging industry is focused on addressing end-of-life issues, such as recyclability and compostability.

Flexible packaging companies are discovering new ways to develop products with less impact on the environment and adhesive companies, like H.B. Fuller, are enabling these products with sustainable solutions. In addition to being a more sustainable option than solvent-based products, benefits of compostable adhesives include: 

  • Minimizes stress on the ecosystem
  • Reduces costs of waste processing
  • Keeps manufacturers ahead of regulatory changes

H.B. Fuller offers two compostable adhesive solutions for the flexible packaging market: Flextra™ Evolution SF1000/XR2000 and Flextra™ Evolution WB1200/XR2200.

Both products work seamlessly with existing equipment. In industrial composting facilities, the adhesives decompose with no toxic residue, microplastics, or other pollutants. 

Flextra Evolution SF1000/XR2000 is a solventless compostable system that works on a variety of compostable substrates, such as cellulose films and polylactic acid films, including newer barrier structures, allowing you to create a variety of packaging types from bar wrap to snack packaging and beyond. It also allows for sound dampening. 

Flextra Evolution WB1200/XR2200 is a water-based two-part system that works best with paper-to-film laminations. It is fully compostable according to EN 13432, ASTM D6400, and BPI certification. 

Both solutions have similar performance to conventional multi-layer packaging adhesives, good appearance and adhesion, and can be utilized on standard equipment.

Flextra™ Fast SFA 8700 + XR 1800 / XR 1700

  • Fast curing hybrid system with fast PAA decay
  • Retort resistance and good metal adhesion
  • Epoxy silane free system
Technology Documentation
Flextra™ Fast SFA 8700 + XR 1800 / XR 1700
Used for medium to high performance applications requiring fast paa decay
Reactive Chemistry | Solventless

FlextraTM SBA 4240 + XA 2284 / XAS 2283

  • Medium performance two component solvent based adhesive system
  • Modular system to adjust performance
  • High processing solid content for cost efficient processing
Technology Documentation
FlextraTM SBA 4240 + XA 2284 / XAS 2283
Used for medium performance solvent based lamination
Reactive Chemistry | Solvent-based

Flextra™ SBA 4245 + XAS 2283

  • High Performance solvent based laminating adhesive system
  • Resistance to high temperature and aggressive filling goods
Technology Documentation
Flextra™ SBA 4245 + XAS 2283
Used for high performance solvent-based lamination
Reactive Chemistry | Solvent-based

FlextraTM SFA 8202 + XR 1285 / XR 1282 / XR 1792

  • Wide application sprectrum
  • Fast PAA decay
  • Retort applications
  • Epoxy silane freesystem
Technology Documentation
FlextraTM SFA 8202 + XR 1285 / XR 1282 / XR 1792
Used for medium to high performance applications requiring fast paa decay
Reactive Chemistry | Solventless

Flextra™ SFA 8250 + XR 1750

  • High performance solvent free aliphatic adhesive system to eliminate PAA formation
  • Epoxy silane and organotin free system
Technology Documentation
FlextraTM SFA 8250 + XR 1750
Used for high performance solvent free applications requiring fast paa decay
Reactive Chemistry | Solventless

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