Wacker has developed a new dispersion specifically suited for bonding various surfaces in the paper and packaging industry.
Vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymers (VAE)-based VINNAPAS EP 8010 reliably and permanently bonds challenging paper and cardboard surfaces, such as coated or painted paper, and polymeric film. Aside from its excellent adhesive strength, the new product is characterized by outstanding heat resistance, very high setting speed and ease of machine processing.
Moreover, it is manufactured without the use of alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO), and its VAE basis makes supplementary plasticizers unnecessary. VINNAPAS EP 8010 is therefore ideal for formulating high-performance adhesives for demanding paper and packaging applications in which difficult-to-bond substrates have to be permanently joined.
The company will launch the new product at the World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC) 2012 in September in Paris, France.