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Adhesives for packaging

A. Emblem,     London College of Fashion, UK

M. Hardwidge,     MHA marketing Communications, UK

Abstract:

Adhesives are ubiquitous in packaging, whether applied to a packaging component by the converter or the packer-filler. This chapter explores the theories of adhesion, i.e. what makes materials stick together, and then reviews the properties of the main classes of adhesives used in packaging. A brief overview of adhesives application methods is given.

Key words

starch

dextrin

polyurethane

acrylic

casein

latex

polyvinyl acetate

hot melt

cold seal

borax

peel strength

coating weight

tack

green bond

wetting out

viscosity

fibre tear

16.1 Introduction

Adhesives are critical to the structure of most packaging, ...

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