Adhesives for the packaging industry represent a large market for specialist adhesives companies. The products used in packaging must ensure packaging stability while meeting manufacturers’ aesthetic requirements, and laminated packaging consisting of several layers bonded with adhesives is the norm. At the same time, sustainability and packaging safety are also of concern.
Nestle, producers of some of the world’s most well-known food brands, recently spoke on the importance of packaging adhesives that meet its safety and compliance requirements. Food safety is a vital consideration, and Nestle’s adhesives industry partners ensure that the company is able to stay one step ahead of best-practice regulations, not only meeting, but exceeding regulatory requirements. For example, no orthophthalates or BPA are used in Nestle’s packaging.
Nestle believes that strong relationships with their suppliers in the adhesives industry have contributed to improved packaging safety through technical partnerships and new technologies.