Adhesives and sealants in the packaging and paper industries
Adhesives and sealants play a crucial role in the paper and packaging industries. Adhesives are used for example in laminating paper and cardboard, gluing labels and lining food packages such as beverage cans. The adhesives used in paper and packaging are mainly divided into three groups: hotmelts, waterborne and solvent-based systems. The hotmelts and waterborne packaging and paper adhesives are gaining more and more market share as manufacturers opt for sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Nonetheless, for some applications, solvent-based solutions have not yet been replaced.