Perstorp, Corbion launch new copolymer adhesives market

Perstorp, Corbion launch new copolymer for adhesives market

6:18 AM, 2nd September 2015
Perstorp, Corbion launch new copolymer for adhesives market

PERSTORP, SWEDEN: Perstorp AB and Corbion NV said they have jointly developed a breakthrough innovation for adhesives - a new lactide caprolactone copolymer that delivers major benefits in hot melt adhesive applications. The product is part of Perstorp’s Capa lactide and the two companies are market leaders in their respective fields of caprolactones (Perstorp) and lactides (Corbion). The new material is expected to be the first in a series of innovations for the adhesive industry.

To be brought in market by Corbion, the new Capa product is expected to be commercially available in the final quarter of this year.

The new product has a renewable content exceeding 80 percent and is fully compostable – providing adhesives manufacturers with a new technology to improve food safety aspects of packaging and at the same time meet the growing demand for more sustainable products. Equally importantly, the new material delivers no compromise on performance and allows formulators to remain competitive.

“This new material will create a strong technology platform for the development of polymers that provide a genuine alternative to traditional materials like ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and metallocene-catalyzed polyethylene (mPE) for the adhesive industry,” said Marco Bootz, senior vice president, biochemicals, Corbion.

“We provide adhesives manufacturers with a competitive advantage through safe innovative materials that deliver high performance with a reduced environmental footprint. We expect this innovation to be the first of many,” said Hakan Bjornberg, vice president innovation at Perstorp.

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