Now that climate change remains a top priority and marketing is aimed at consumers, it is also becoming economically interesting for companies to provide more sustainable options. Many manufacturers of leading brands in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) are taking their role in reducing environmental impact seriously. A follow-up effort will therefore be made on hard targets for 2025 and 2030.
making adhesives, coatings and self-adhesive tapes are used on all kinds of everyday products. Intercol's adhesives enable cost-effective and responsible packaging production for manufacturers. This enables manufacturers to work with more sustainable packaging materials, increasing efficiency while reducing material use, energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Demand for sustainable packaging initiatives will continue to increase. Also for the packaging component glue, the environmental properties are increasingly verified and guaranteed, so there are various options available in the field of:
- Vegan, free from animal resources in every step of the production process)
- Biobased, based on biological materials that can be produced by nature in the short term
- Compostable, products that quickly break down into natural materials
- Biodegradeable, products that eventually break down into harmless products such as water and CO2
- Recyclable, for example water-soluble adhesives, so that labels and tapes differ in production.
CO2 was often about its own use of energy, but is now shifting to the entire chain. From the extraction of raw materials to post-consumer waste processing. It is quite a puzzle to calculate how sustainable one packaging is in relation to the other. Adhesives can make a significant contribution to the life cycle assessment (LCA) of a product and in particular the packaging.
Circular economy, reuse and recycling.
Intercol's adhesives often fit very well in a circular economy. By using a stronger glue, the durability of a product can be extended, for example by using alkaline or water-soluble glues, liquid packaging can be refilled or better separated into product flows. extending products. It fits into today's way of thinking to effectively reuse products 100%.
Consumers pay more attention to sustainable products and are willing to spend more money for them. It is often preferred that all products are free of harmful chemicals, preservatives, parabens, allergens, etc. Some of Intercol's adhesives are therefore alvegan, boric acid and plasticizer free.