Dow presents new ADCOTE™ L76-500 high-solids adhesive for high speed metal lamination at K 2019

Designed for medium performance applications, the solvent-based adhesive enables production efficiency with good wettability on aluminium and metallized films.

HORGEN, Switzerland – Dow (NYSE: DOW) expands its portfolio of solvent-based adhesives with the new ADCOTE™ L76-500 high-solids adhesive, opening new opportunities beyond traditional metal-to-film lamination. Designed to work on a broad range of medium performance applications and packaging structures, the innovative adhesive offers up to 55 percent high solids content in application, enabling converters to improve production efficiency and lamination speed while reducing energy costs and emissions.

Ketchup pouches can be made with the new ADCOTE high-solids adhesive from Dow

“Converters operate in an increasingly competitive market, facing material and processing cost pressures,” said Izzat Midani, marketing manager EMEA at Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. “With the new ADCOTE™ high-solids adhesive we are providing our customers the opportunity to boost their competitiveness in the market with an efficient yet sustainable solution.”

ADCOTE™ L76-500 high-solids adhesive is designed for medium performance applications such as stand-up pouches for condiments and sauces and personal care packaging. Its unique properties make it suitable for a broad range of packaging structures such as laminates with metallized films, aluminium foil, OPA, PET, barrier films, as well as triplex and quadruplex compositions with PE and cPP. Showing good wettability on most demanding films and excellent solvent release during drying, the new adhesive enables high lamination speeds up to 400mpm for an enhanced production processing and output.

“With the new ADCOTE™ high-solids adhesive, Dow delivers on specific customer requirements with sustainable production in mind,” said Daniele Vinci, application technology leader adhesives EMEA at Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics. “The high solid content in application of the new adhesive enables low solvent emissions and reduced energy costs. In addition, the low monomer content qualifies it for an H351 free label and delivers a balanced PAA1 decay, while being free of Bisphenol A.”

1PAA: primary aromatic amines

Explore this solution at K 2019

Dow will be showcasing prototypes with the new ADCOTE™ high-solids adhesive alongside its latest packaging innovations at K 2019 (stand K48, Hall 8a), the world’s largest plastics and rubber trade fair from 16-23 October in Dusseldorf. We’ll be there to listen, learn, discuss and be inspired:

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP), a business unit of Dow (NYSE: DOW), combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver high performing technologies for end use markets in food packaging, personal hygiene, infrastructure, consumer goods and transportation. P&SP is one of the world’s largest producers of polyethylene resins, functional polymers, and adhesives, and, enabled by Pack Studios, is a leading innovator and collaborator across the value chain on sustainable application development and circular economy life-cycle design for plastics.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 113 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,000 people. Dow delivered pro forma sales of approximately $50 billion in 2018. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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