Water Based Adhesives
Water-based laminating adhesives use water as a carrier for their resins. These adhesives are subsequently dried after application to facilitate dry bond lamination. After drying, the adhesive resin system remains on the substrate to be bonded to a secondary substrate to form the laminate under heat and pressure. These water-based adhesives provide advantages in sustainability over solvent-based adhesives since they use water as their carrier; they do not release hazardous air pollutants or large amounts of VOCs into the surrounding environment during the coating and drying process.
These laminating adhesives are highly versatile and can be used to create strong bonds on a variety of materials, including several types of film, foil, and paper. End-use applications for these adhesives include food packaging, medical packaging, and industrial laminates. Laminates made with these adhesives carry food contact approvals for snack food, frozen food, microwaveable food, and warm fill and boil-in-bag packages. These adhesives also provide good chemical resistance and are compatible with chemicals and solvents used in medical applications. These laminating adhesives can create industrial laminates used in thermal and electrical insulations that bond materials, such as PET, polyolefin, and nylon plastic films and foil.
Whereas solvent-based laminating adhesives require dilution prior to coating onto substrates, these water-based adhesives are typically machine-ready, requiring no dilution. This enables faster slit-to-ship turnaround times. Learn more about our water-based laminating adhesives by reviewing our options below.