Henkel launches sustainable packaging hot melt adhesives with bio-based polymers

Date: 11.02.2021Source: Henkel

Henkel has launched Technomelt Supra ECO – a new range of hot melt adhesives that delivers greater sustainability and lower CO2 emissions while maintaining the performance of the Supra range. The innovative products are the result of a successful partnership with Dow, which developed a bio-based polyolefin elastomer that can effectively substitute fossil-based materials. The International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)- process will guarantee traceable sourcing so packaging manufacturers will have a dependable way to advance their sustainability goals.

The new Technomelt Supra ECO range was developed using the most innovative raw material toolbox available. One key element is Affinity RE from Dow – the first bio-based, high performing polyolefin elastomers on the market. Made with Tall Oil – a by-product created by the paper-milling industry and ultimately sourced from sustainably managed forests,

Affinity RE allows for the substitution of fossil fuel and the creation of breakthrough products such as the Henkel Technomelt Supra ECO. As a result, these new ECO products deliver the same adhesion, set and open time, and heat resistance performance of the existing Technomelt Supra range, while providing a sustainable and low carbon alternative for consumer goods and packaging applications. These properties directly play into customer expectations and current market needs.

Says Jenna Koenneke, Global Head of Market Strategy for Consumer Good Adhesives at Henkel: “Our new ECO range has been developed to enable our customers reaching their sustainability goals. The expectations of consumers, brand owners, regulators are changing, and with this also the industry demand changes. The use of bio-based material in consumer goods and packaging is an important driver for sustainable sourcing and a lever to reduce environmental footprint. Through our commitment to pioneer industry change, we have worked with key partners such as Dow to identify and take on this challenge. The Technomelt Supra ECO range demonstrates the importance of collaboration across the value chain and is the product of the experience and innovative drive of both companies. Together, we have created a unique solution that helps our customers develop packaging with the lowest environmental impact.”

The new high-performance hot melt adhesive range includes two grades with up to 98% bio-based content and provides a way to optimise the carbon footprint of end products and packaging. As well as consuming fewer sustainable raw materials to produce, they enable more sustainable production processes and are compatible with paper recycling streams.

Added Imran Munshi, Dow P&SP EMEA Consumer Marketing Manager: “Consumers expect more sustainability from the products they use, and packaging is no exception. We want to support the industry to not just meet consumer expectations but to proactively set ever higher sustainability ambitions. At Dow we’re proud to be embarking on a journey towards greater sustainability alongside innovative partners such as Henkel.”  For more visit Henkel.com

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