Adhesive applications in fibre-based package production

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In contrast to plastic packaging, which can be shaped by injection moulding, blow moulding or thermoforming, most fibre-based packaging is held in shape by adhesive applications. Often, a single sheet of paper or cardboard adheres to itself after folding or shaping. For most fibre-based packaging applications, such as corrugating, box making, side seaming4 and cross- and bottom pasting of sacks, non-reactive water-based adhesives are used. Polyolefin- / EVA-based hotmelt adhesives are very commonly used for the closing of cardboard boxes on production lines (‚end-of-line application‘).

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