GluECO Adhesives, LLC Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label with 98% Biobased Content

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GluECO Adhesives, LLC announced that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label for BondAmaize™ Adhesives.

According to the company, BondAmaize™ has been certified as containing 98% biobased content, far exceeding any other USDA-certified adhesive. In fact, 83% of certified adhesives contain less than 50% biobased content.

The BondAmiaze™ line of adhesives are fully sustainable and contain renewable raw materials. Formulations can be easily fine-tuned to achieve performance characteristics for specific applications, materials, and ambient conditions. GluECO is presently focusing on the packaging, textile, and construction industries. The adhesive can also produce a clear, flexible, food-safe film which is ideal for use as a laminating adhesive for flexible food packaging.

The BondAmaize™ products can now display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. Third-party verification for a product's biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred® Program, which strives to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased products.

Biobased products help address climate change by offering renewable alternatives to petroleum-based products; sequester carbon dioxide, lowering the concentration of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere that contribute to climate change; create and expand markets; are generally safer for people and the environment than their petroleum-based counterparts; and represent incredible technological advances and innovations.

The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label displays a product's biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals. Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.

Source: GluECO