Flexible Packaging Laminating Adhesives

Developed to ensure a higher level of food packaging safety, Ashland’s line of revolutionary adhesives provide transparent FDA compliancy and more efficient processing for converters. They also offer ultra-low levels of migration that are suitable for the vast majority of food types.

Outstanding barrier-to-barrier performance

  • Excellent bonding to clear and metalized films
  • Excellent bonding to paperboard stocks
  • Fast cure
  • Easy clean up

With zero and ultra-low amine migration, you mitigate the possibility of costly recalls from your adhesive. Call us today to find out how.  866-514-8898

Water-Based Laminating Adhesives

Ashland’s full line of urethane-acrylic and polyester-based laminating adhesives are vertically integrated into manufacturing processes to allow precise control over the properties and performance of the adhesive for flexible packaging applications. Products designed for wide web and narrow/midweb flexo applications where heated nips are not available. A proprietary epoxide cross-linker can be used that is CFR 21 175.105 safe for most applications to improve bond strength and product resistance. Certain products are designed for 1-component application where green bonds to films and metalized films are suitable for label and flow wrap applications.

Product NameProduct DescriptionProduct DetailsSolidsViscosity
Purethane™ A1078 Laminating adhesive Adhesive designed for dry bond laminations with or without heated nip, especially general purpose packages with films, metalized films, and paper stock and has excellent COF stability, and low odor retention. Add 1-3% Pureseal™ A1000 Cross-linker when additional moisture, temperature, or product resistance is required. Not recommended for laminations that will include zippers. Best choice for laminations when some tack is desirable or deep freeze to moderate heat exposures will occur. 52% 25 sec Zahn #2
Purethane
A1078F
Laminating adhesive Flexo applied version of Purethane A1078. 45% 26 sec Zahn
#2
Purethane
A1083
Laminating adhesive Adhesive designed for dry bond laminations, especially general purpose packages including
freezer storage and many metalized film applications and has excellent COF stability, low odor retention, and heat resistance. Add 1-3% Pureseal A1000 Cross-linker when additional moisture, chemical, temperature or product resistance is required. Excellent choice for zippered freezer applications.
42% 25 sec Zahn
#2
Purethane
A1090
Laminating adhesive Adhesive designed for dry bond laminations, especially thick gauge films, and has excellent COF stability, low odor retention, and high heat resistance. Add 1-3% Pureseal A1000 Crosslinker when additional moisture, chemical, temperature or product resistance is required. Excellent choice for high heat pouching processes or laminating zippers into the package. 42% 25 sec Zahn
#2
Purethane™
A4002
Laminating adhesive Laminating adhesive designed for dry bond laminations and has excellent COF stability, low odor retention, and high heat resistance. Add 1-3% Pureseal™ A1000 cross-linker when additional moisture, chemical, temperature or product resistance is required. Excellent choice for packaging aggressive foods. 37% 22 sec Zahn #2
Purethane
A4022
Laminating adhesive Laminating adhesive designed for dry bond laminations with excellent COF stability, low odor retention, and high heat resistance. Add 1-3% Pureseal A1000 cross-linker when additional moisture, chemical, temperature or product resistance is required. Excellent choice for wet environment exposure. 37% 23 sec Zahn #2
Purethane
A4025
Laminating adhesive Adhesive designed for dry bond laminations, especially metalized film structures that are closed with cold seal adhesives or low heat during forming and filling processes. Add 1-3% Pureseal™ A1000 Cross-linker when additional moisture resistance is required. Not recommended for high heat processes, laminating zippers, or aggressive ingredient packaging.    
Pureseal™
A1000
Cross-linker A1000 is an epoxy functional cross-linking agent to be used with Purethane laminating
adhesives to improve bond strength, product, moisture and chemical resistance and to improve temperature resistance.
   

Solvent-Based Laminating Adhesives

Ashland’s solvent-based laminating adhesives are designed for both non-food and indirect-food applications. They have long pot life, short cure time, excellent green bond and are ready-to-slit immediately after lamination. Ashland’s regulatory expertise can provide the guidance and service to ensure your food packaging application is tested and validated for use in your specific applications.

Product NameProduct DescriptionProduct DetailsViscosity
Solvester™
2120
Laminating adhesive Polyester based laminating adhesive engineered for wide web laminating applications, works well with PE/PET/MPET/Foil substrates. Initial green bonds starting from 200h to over 500 grams per linear inch depending on lamination materials. Used with Solvester 460 cross-linker system. 3500 cps
Solvester
2130
Laminating adhesive Polyester based laminating adhesive engineered for wide web laminating applications, works well with PE/PET/MPET/Foil substrates. Initial green bonds from 200 to over 500 grams per linear inch depending on lamination materials. Used with Solvester 110 cross-linker system. 3500 cps

2-Component Solvent-Free Aromatic Urethane

Ashland’s solvent-free laminating adhesives are designed for food applications that cater to the needs of balancing and having flexibility between long pot-life, rapid decay of aromatic amines, low total migration, low misting at high line speeds, and easy clean-ability that meet Ashland’s fit-for-use protocol. Ashland’s regulatory expertise can provide the guidance and service to ensure your food packaging application is tested and validated for use in your specific applications.

Product NameProduct DescriptionProduct DetailsViscosity
Purelam™
A6000/B6050
Laminating adhesive High performance adhesive that possesses a long pot-life, no misting at high line speeds, bestin-
class clean-ability and bonds extremely well to wide array of films and metalized films, foils and PLA. Adhesive has excellent chemical and thermal resistance, clarity and resists tunneling
due its inherent bonding characteristics.
A6000 - 1,300 cps
B6050 - 2,000 cps
Purelam
A9180/B6050
Solvent-free
laminating
adhesive
Laminating adhesive designed specifically for metal decaling problems. A9170 - 8,500 cps
B6050 - 2,000 cps
Purelam
A9180/B6050
Solvent-free
laminating
adhesive
Laminating adhesive designed for paper-to-film laminating. Adhesive eliminates need for moisture to cure, need for misting bars, excessive pre-heating, and high temp/moisture rooms to facilitate speed of cure. Adhesive allows fast line speeds and consistent cure rates regardless of ambient plant temperatures. Adhesive has excellent bonds to uncoated paper and films, as well as metal and foil. A9180 – 13,500 cps
B6050 – 2,000 cps
Purelam
A9500/B9240
Solvent-free
laminating
adhesive
Super Ultra Low Migration - suitable for all food types (i.e. fatty, liquid, dry). Excellent bonds to both clear and metalized films. Line speeds >1,300 ft. per minutes with no misting. Fast curing
- slit or run second lamination pass within hours.
A9500 – 2,000 cps
B9240 – 1,500 cps
Purelam A9170/B9020 Laminating
adhesive
High performance adhesive that possesses exceptional OTR levels making it ideal for laminating clear films for fresh produce type applications.  A9170 - 8,500 cps
B9020 - 225 cps
Purelam A8810/B8370 Laminating
adhesive
Dual cure lamination adhesive that combines UV curing to pressure sensitive state with full cure from urethane curing chemistries. Adhesive bonds to thin foils that can have pin-holing
and eliminates barrier to barrier effects such as off-gassing entrapment at high line speeds.
A8810 - 2,000 cps
B8370 - 3,550 cps
Purelam
A8810/B8253
Laminating
adhesive
High performance adhesive that possesses a long pot-life, no misting at high line speeds, bestin-
class clean-ability and bonds extremely well to wide array of films and metalized films, foils and PLA. Adhesive has excellent chemical and thermal resistance, clarity and resists tunneling
due its inherent bonding characteristics.
A8810 - 2,000 cps
B8253 - 550 cps

2-Component Solvent-Free Aliphatic Urethane

Ashland’s line of aliphatic urethane adhesives exhibit unique characteristic of several hours long pot life without increasing in viscosity.
These products cure rapidly at specific time periods from initial mixing. Adhesive formulations are well-suited for food packaging applications and are inherently weather and UV resistant. These products have been migration tested for food packaging applications utilizing Ashland’s fit-for-use protocol. Ashland’s regulatory expertise can provide the guidance and service to ensure your food
packaging application is tested and validated for use in your specific applications.

Product NameProduct DescriptionProduct DetailsViscosity
Safecure™
A320/B440
Solvent-free
laminating adhesive
Laminating adhesive provides excellent safety performance for all food types. Food contact notification in process. Adhesive has extremely fast full cure properties with long pot-life of 3+ hours, as well as excellent chemical and product resistance. A320 - 2,250 cps
B440 - 1,800 cps
Purelam Fastcure
A110/B230
Solvent-free
laminating adhesive
Laminating adhesive has extremely fast full cure properties with long pot-life of 3+ hours. Ideal for industrial applications that require high resistance to UV weatherability, e.g. outdoor bags. Exhibits excellent chemical and product resistance. A110 - 2,250 cps
B230 - 1,800 cps

The information contained in this web page is general in nature only and is provided without representation or warranty of any kind. Ashland products are provided subject to terms and conditions. Ashland recommends consultation with its technical experts and trials to fully establish performance under the actual conditions of use prior to general use of any product.