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Henkel adhesive system recognised for recyclability

Published on :Monday, September 20, 2021

Henkel’s Loctite Liofol LA 4220 RE/Loctite Liofol LA 3180 RE has been recognised for recyclability by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). This two-component adhesive system for PE film lamination is association’s first 100% solids, solvent-free adhesive system for flexible packaging to receive this recognition.

APR’s process required that the two-component system be tested against guidelines set forth in its Critical Guidance Protocol for PE Film and Flexible Packaging. The Henkel system was tested under challenging test conditions and strict guidance criteria, thus achieving this recognition.

“The Critical Guidance protocol, FPE-CG-01, is the product of multi-industry consensus of key issues related to the recycling of postconsumer polyethylene films,” Stephen Alexander, President and CEO of APR, noted in the recognition letter. “The protocol is intended to improve the quality of recycled PE films by helping innovators to make informed decisions about the consequences of PE film innovations. Meeting the Critical Guidance Protocol guidelines is a truly significant step in demonstrating overall recyclability of your product.”

Soon after receiving the recognition, Henkel is expanding its recycling product range. “Many of our converting and brand partners are requesting circular economy solutions that enable the recyclability of flexible packages,” said Gary Rzonca, Vice President, Packaging & Consumer Goods, North America. “We are proud to receive this recognition, and we remain fully committed to the continual expansion of our RE range to provide our converting and brand partners with comprehensive solutions.”

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