FnB News recently interviewed Jayachandran Nair, Henkel Adhesive Technologies India’s business manager in flexible packaging, tapes and label adhesives. Nair commented on the importance of solvent-free adhesives in food and beverage packaging. The flexible packaging industry is growing at a rapid pace in India and solvent-free adhesives are a vital part of this market. These adhesives are used to package a wide variety of products, including, cookies, bread, other baked products, meat and meat products, beverages, dairy and premade meals or other convenience products. Nair noted that, “Henkel offers a broad range of laminating adhesive and coating products to fit every customer’s requirements. Our product portfolio covers all special solutions from standard applications to sophisticated customized laminates for the most demanding performance.” Product development in this field is driven by a stringent focus on food safety and consumer demand for convenient and attractive packaging. Henkel will continue to streamline and focus their business in the coming year to provide exceptional food packaging adhesives.