Luxury Packaging Bostik unveils new engineering adhesives B

ostik has launched Born2Bond, a new range of engineering adhesives designed for ‘by-the-dot’ bonding in the high-end packaging and luxury goods sector. The range includes new, low- odour formulations, which enable a more comfortable manufacturing environment, and low-blooming solutions, a critical feature for producers of high-end goods where aesthetics and quality of finish is essential. Bostik global market manager for engineering adhesives, Polivio Goncalves says the instant engineering adhesives that have been launched as the first in the range raise the bar for all-round performance: “Designers and manufacturers are facing critical challenges, such as the need to minimise the effects of blooming and the need for a more adaptable and faster curing process, while meeting more demanding environmental and health and safety regulations.” He adds: “Born2Bond will enable customers to improve efficiencies, increase design opportunities and enhance sustainability, making it easier for them

to manufacture better, safer and more innovative products.”

Instant adhesives are used extensively in manufacturing but, with the launch of new, affordable Methoxyethyl Cyanoacrylate (MECA)-based products in the first wave of the BornBond range, many of the principal challenges have been addressed. The products are designed to have negligible blooming and are odourless, yet still perform as instant adhesives and can bond multiple substrate types without the need for any additional chemicals. “The name Born2Bond reflects our products and our purpose but also reflects our collaborative approach; we’re developing these next-generation products in association with our customers to ensure we create the solutions they need,” Mr Goncalves adds.

Forecasting a global market potential of €7billion, Bostik plans to launch additional product offerings within its Born2Bond portfolio, including HM-PUR and other urethane acrylates, providing

a comprehensive service for evolving application needs.

Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing adhesive solutions that are designed to be smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. With annual sales of €2billion, the company employs more than 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 40 countries.


Chadwicks develops new lid for premium product range


re-cut lid and shrink sleeve manufacturer Chadwicks of Bury (part of the Clondalkin Group), has developed an aluminium lidding material to seal to glass. Developed in-house by Chadwicks, the decorative lids have been produced for a new premium yogurt range from Alston Dairy.

Chadwicks sales manager Ken Dunlopes says: “Typically, sealing pre-cut lids to glass presents many technical difficulties. However, when Alston Dairy approached us about developing a new type of material capable of sealing to glass jars, we rose to the challenge. Alston also required a ‘crimped over’ lid to emphasise the premium nature of the range.” He continues: “Working in partnership with our sister company Royal Vaassen in the Netherlands, we developed a material that provides an optimum sealing solution

for glass, and teamed up with Seal-it- Systems to create the desired ‘crimping’ effect. We now have another great addition to our lids portfolio, which has provided Alston Dairy with a high quality lid that delivers enhanced shelf appeal for its premium product range.”

Alston Dairy development director Emma Coupe adds: “Chadwicks continues to impress our new product development team and we are delighted with the finished product.”

Chadwicks of Bury is a leading supplier of flexible packaging solutions in the food, dairy, beverage, personal care and household sectors. With over 70 years’ experience, the company has developed a reputation for leading the way in the manufacture of pre-cut lid and shrink sleeve packaging solutions. Chadwicks of Bury is one of six

companies operating throughout Europe under Clondalkin Group.

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November 2020


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