Introducing Solvent Borne Adhesives

Latest solvent-borne laminating adhesive technology reaffirms Dow’s commitment to innovation; provides food safety and sustainability benefits without compromising performance

Midland, Michigan - February 06, 2018 -

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of DowDuPont Material Science, announced ADCOTE™ HP Solvent-Borne Adhesives, the latest addition to Dow's existing line of ADCOTE™ Adhesives and Coatings. ADCOTE™ HP utilizes Dow's adhesive experience to meet growing industry demand for enhanced sustainability, health and food safety, durability and flexible performance.

ADCOTE™ HP is the most advanced and flexible high-performance solvent-borne adhesive available, offering enhanced production efficiency and regulatory compliance. The laminating adhesive also improves cost-in-use and performance for various applications such as snack and ready-meals packaging, juice stand-up pouches, personal care packaging, sailcloth and photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

The latest ADCOTE™ grade is the most recent innovation in solvent-borne adhesives to be introduced, reaffirming Dow's commitment to its solvent-based adhesives portfolio and addressing customer demand for adhesives that would help to eliminate materials of concern from their packaging.

\"Historically, converters have had to accept some tradeoffs when using solvent-borne adhesives, i.e. lower green bond, lower bond strength, lower temperature and product resistance,\" said Kay Boakye-Yiadom, Market Manager for Laminating Adhesives, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. \"Now they can have it all. ADCOTE™ HP is a solvent-borne adhesive that provides health, food safety and sustainability benefits without sacrificing performance.\"

ADCOTE™ HP was named a finalist for R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Awards1 , providing industry verification of the technology's advancements for solvent-borne adhesives. It is the first breakthrough innovation in solvent base in over a decade.

The technology offers sustainability benefits, including a long pot life and enabling customers to run solvent-borne adhesives at 50 percent or more solids. They also achieve excellent green bond for foil and high slip films without decreasing bond performance over time.

Additionally, ADCOTE™ HP enhances temperature resistance, and passed both boil-in-bag and heat aging tests with no observed defects while maintaining bond performance following the tests.

Dow continues to invest and drive innovation in both solvent-borne and solventless adhesives for the packaging, textiles and hygiene markets. In September, the company announced the commercialization of PacAcel™ Solventless Adhesives as well as SYMBIEX™ Solventless Adhesives, developed for use in combination with Nordmeccanica's Duplex SL One Shot™ lamination line.

1 Source: R&D 100 Conference: Award Winners & Finalists

About Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics
Packaging and Specialty Plastics, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), combines core strengths of R&D, worldwide reach, broad product lines and industry expertise to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for plastics. The business is one of the largest polyethylene producers in the world, and a leading collaborator across the value chain on the development of new technologies and applications for high growth markets in packaging, health & hygiene, transportation, consumer, and infrastructure.

About Dow

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