Barrier Coatings & Heat Seal Adhesives for Paper Coating: Enhancing Sustainability in Packaging Materials

Times are changing in the world of consumer packaging. The modern consumer is more environmentally conscientious with their choices, and there is increased demand for products that are sustainably and efficiently packaged. Changes in consumer sentiment and increasingly regulatory pressures require renewed focus on waste reduction and sustainability in the packaging industry.

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Running cohesive on Flexo and Gravure presses based on natural and synthetic latex

This method of application uses a rubber plate, called a flexo plate, which has the desired pattern raised on its surface. The flexo plate is co only made by curing rubber in a metal mold of appropriate design pattern. A newer method of plate manufacture uses a flexible, photopolymer material in which the desired pattern is achieved by photographic etching.  

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Film Formation of Latex Barrier Coatings

Understanding how a latex binder forms a film is critical to understanding how many modern products are made. That’s because so many products we use every day — coatings, adhesives, and composites — are made when wet latex is transformed into a final film material. Film formation is highly modifiable so that the final product is affected greatly by the process and chemistry you employ. Let’s take a deep dive into film formation of latex cohesive binders to understand the three essential stages.

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Heat Seal Adhesives and Heat Seal Coatings For Paper and Plastic films.

Cattie Adhesives manufactures a Full Line of Heat Seal Adhesives and Heat Seal Coatings For Paper and Plastic films including Cups – Labels – Lidding – Plastic films.

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