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HB Fuller develops adhesives for flexible packs

Flextra Fast and Flextra Reseal are two new adhesives that manufacturer HB Fuller has made for use in flexible packaging.

Elizabeth Staab, HB Fuller marketing manager, says: ‘The strong market trend for flexible packaging has generated great expansion opportunities for manufacturers, who can keep up with the changes in customer demand.’

Flextra Fast is an adhesive system designed to benefit converters using and array of flexible substrates for food contact and other packaging applications.

The producer notes it will reduce change-over times. Furthermore by enabling rapid primary aromatic amine (PAA) decay food compliance status can be achieved in less than 24 hours. In other applications slitting can begin 6-9 hours after lamination.

Flextra Reseal 2120 is designed for use in hot-melt seals to ensure a tight closure that increases the shelf life of goods in a variety of flexible materials.

Both new adhesives were shown for the first time to industry delegates International Converting Exhibition (ICE) on 10-12 March in Munich.

Staab adds: ‘Flextra Fast and Flextra Reseal drew a lot of interest at ICE Europe from those looking for flexible packaging solutions. Visitors especially appreciated the way our new adhesives make it possible to bring together sustainability and good looks.’

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