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Going Above and Beyond Flexible Packaging Industry Standards

Food safety seems to be in the headlines every day, and consumers are increasingly concerned. Packaging technology keeps changing, and with every advancement seems to come a dozen more challenges. Today, the industry can’t afford a mistake.

At Ashland, we’re developing safe solutions you can trust. We’re listening to the needs of food companies and converters – to you – to collaborate on products that go beyond industry standards to a level that is “Fit-For-Use.” Our expertise in design, synthesis and scale-up of new polymer chemistries helps us develop innovative adhesives, sealants and coatings that are the basis for your next-generation food packaging.

Ashland’s line of adhesives includes water-based, solvent-based and solventless products.

  • Flexible packaging adhesives
  • Laminating adhesives
  • UV/EB overprint coatings
  • Water-based overprint coatings
  • Custom-formulated specialty coatings

We are not just creating solutions, we’re shaping the industry. Raising the bar by shaping new industry guidelines and creating products that outdistance current standards.

Improve your manufacturing efficiencies and decrease overall manufacturing costs. Choose flexible packaging ingredients from Ashland. Contact us now. 866-514-8898

  • FDA compliance
  • Global risk assessment support
  • Excellent machinability
  • Outstanding barrier-to-barrier performance
  • Ultra-Low Migration
  • Faster curing

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Food Safety White Paper
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Selecting the proper laminating adhesive is imperative to the integrity of the flexible packaging structure. Download this white paper now to learn how Ashland's water-based and solvent-free adhesives can help you minimize migration and produce safe, cost-effective packaging. There's no obligation.

Protecting our food is protecting our future

Featured Articles

Flexible Packaging Magazine article

Printed Label or Printed Package? Yes
by Cindy Fruth, industry manager for the Laminating Adhesives and Coatings business

Brand loyalty is diminishing. The consumer-to-product connection is exploding. In today’s consumer marketplace, the majority of buying decisions are being made at time of purchase, influenced more by how the product speaks to the customer and draws them in than anything else. And clearly the loudest voice customers are hearing comes from the packaging.

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Coffe and Tea magazine article

It's Not the Bean, It's the Bag
by Joseph Spinnato, PhD, regulatory compliance manager

Aflatoxin B1.Ochratoxin A. Klebsiella. Enterobacter. The industry pays plenty of attention to the natural contaminants in coffee and tea that may affect quality. However, not everyone in the industry is paying attention to potential man-made contaminants that could migrate from food packaging materials and affect the taste and odorcalled organoleptic properties-of products. But companies should be, because regulators are, and because a product problem could lead to a recall that will hurt the bottom line and the brand.

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Impact of digital printing article

Understanding The Impact Of Digital Printing On Flexible Package Laminating
by Joseph Spinnato, PhD, regulatory compliance manager and Cindy Fruth, Industry Manager, Laminating & Coatings Adhesives

Digital printing is an emerging print technology for flexible food packaging that’s enabling brand owners and converters to effectively deliver shorter run lengths, improve shelf appeal, and meet speed-to-market demands. There are several digital technologies in the market, but presses that require attention to detail regarding the packaging design, especially the adhesives, are emerging as the dominant technology.

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Helping converters and brand owners produce safe, cost-effective packaging is Ashland's mission.

Find out how we helped two of our customers improve their flexible packaging.

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Safecure for safe flexible packaging

Are you sure that your flexible packaging is not inadvertently adulterating the food products inside? When used properly, Safecure™ A320/B440 solvent-free, polyurethane laminating adhesive provides zero risk of aromatic amine migration for the vast majority of foods.

  • All-in-one adhesive that eliminates the need to change adhesives between all clear-film applications
  • Solvent-free technology enables lower cost-in-use
  • FDA Compliant

Download the technical data sheet now, or call Ashland to learn more: 866-514-8898

Purelam for safe flexible packaging

Get the benefits of aliphatic solvent-free laminating adhesive technology for about the cost of an aromatic polyurethane adhesive. Purelam™ A9500/B9240 solvent-free laminating adhesive can be run at lines speeds above 1,300 feet/minute with no misting. And it can be slit in as few as three hours, with full bond development in 24 hours. And yet it provides the lowest aromatic amine migration on the market today.

Download the technical data sheet now, or call Ashland to learn more: 866-514-8898

We use Good Chemistry to guide our “Fit for Use” process

How do we stay ahead of the food-safety curve? Through the combination of cutting-edge analytical resources and by listening to the needs of consumers, customers and industry groups, Ashland is able to collaborate and develop the perfect adhesive solution for every packaging challenge. Ashland is raising the bar by shaping new industry guidelines and creating products that outdistance current standards.

Using our good chemistry to guide our fit for use process