Bostik unveils two new tape and label adhesives in India

Bid to support shift towards circular economy

Bostik HM2070 application (Photo Bostik)

Bostik, a global adhesive specialist for the industrial, construction, and consumer markets – has launched two new innovative products for the tape and label market in India: Bostik HM2060 and HM2070.

Bostik HM2060

The HM2060, a single solution for high-speed label conversion in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical and logistics industries. As India’s manufacturing scene continues to grow, there is an urgent need to increase label production to cope with the surge in volumes of consumer and commercial goods.

HM2060 assumes the dual role of a hot melt pressure-sensitive adhesive (HMPSA) and label, a solution for labels that need to endure a high converting speed of above 100 meters per minute, resolving any obstacles from conversion speed limitations.

In the adhesive coating process of HM2060, only a lower operating temperature is required. This enables it to consume significantly less energy, aiding in easier maintenance of converting machines. Compared to regular HMPSAs, Bostik HM2060 offers improved oil and solvent resistance and better adhesion on low surface energy (LSE) substrates.

Bostik HM2070

Bostik’s second solution is HM2070, a tape adhesive developed to address the increasing demand for sustainable packaging in India’s eCommerce industry, which is expected to reach US$350 billion by 2030. Concurrently, the Indian government has implemented a ban on single-use plastic or plastics with PE films that are of less than 75 microns. In an industry where disposable plastics are frequently used, eCommerce sellers today are in greater need of environment-friendly packaging alternatives.

The HM2070 was specifically developed for kraft paper-based bags and thicker PE-based bags with films up to 120 micrometers. It is a hot melt tape adhesive that can be applied to kraft paper applications that hold a tear index of up to 15mNm2/g. The solution ensures tamper-evident sealing and utilizes 20% less adhesive material than traditional HMPSAs, enabling manufacturers to produce kraft bags that are both sustainable and functional, which provides sellers with environment-friendly solutions for their packaging needs.

We’re pleased to launch these two adhesive solutions to support the thriving tape and label industry in India. With over 20 years of local presence, including a strong research & development (R&D) team, we are well aware of the transformations happening in the industry and the ever-evolving manufacturing and supply needs of our customers,” said Vikas Kulkarni, managing director of Bostik India.

Bostik is a subsidiary of the Arkema Group and a global player in specialty adhesives for the construction, consumer, and industrial markets.

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