Laminating Adhesive exceeds food safety requirements.

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With Liofol® UR2790-22/UR5026-21 Adhesive System, converters can produce laminate films, then quickly roll, slit, pouch, and ship to food processors. Two-component, solvent-based polyurethane adhesive is developed for laminations exposed to pasteurization, boiling water, sterilization, and retort conditions. Optically clear, odor-free, and elastic when cured, product offers heat and chemical resistance.

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Breakthrough Liofol® Laminating Adhesive from Henkel Surpasses Industry Standards for Speed and Performance

Bridgewater, NJ, - Henkel Corporation, a technology leader in adhesives and coatings for flexible packaging, announces a major product advance: The Liofol® UR2790-22/UR5026-21 Adhesive System allows converters to produce laminate films, then roll, slit, pouch and ship to food processors faster than current industry standard products.

"This is truly a unique offering," added Guenther Hering, Henkel Vice President of Flexible Packaging, North America. "Performance is crucial for high-end converting applications, and the Liofol® UR2790-22/UR5026-21 Adhesive System achieves performance levels superior to previous offerings for this market before and after the retort process."

"Equally important," according to Doug Apicella, Henkel's Director of Marketing, Flexible Packaging, North America, "this two-component, solvent-based polyurethane adhesive brings unparalleled levels of productivity to converters producing adhesive laminated rolls, pouches and bags based on its exceptional curing profile. It enables manufacturers the speed they desire in shipping products to meet customers' needs quickly."

Developed for high-performance laminations exposed to pasteurization, boiling water, sterilization and retort conditions, the Liofol® UR2790-22/UR5026-21 Adhesive System can also be used for general-purpose food packaging laminations, as well as health care, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications.

The Liofol® UR2790-22/UR5026-21 Adhesive System exceeds all food safety requirements, and Guido Kollbach, Technical Director, Flexible Packaging, North America for Henkel, underscored its performance for demanding applications such as "flexible can" packaging. "We implemented an analytical system to closely monitor performance of the adhesive. We then cross-checked our data with Keller and Heckman, the legal authority in the market, and they have validated that the Liofol® UR2790-22/UR5026-21 Adhesive System is in compliance with all FDA requirements."

With an accent on speed, the Liofol® UR2790-22/UR5026-21 Adhesive System has been formulated to deliver multiple benefits to converters:

o Enhanced manufacturing throughput based on faster slitting and faster cure without the need for a hot room;

o Higher running/application solids relative to conventional retort systems;

o Faster compliance for food safety;

o Fast shipment, with full cure in half the time of standard retort-capable adhesives;

o Lower internal costs due to reduced inventory, reduced space for a hot room and warehousing, and reduced energy costs;

o Unparalleled performance - Very high bond performance and heat seal strength on film/film as well as film/foil retort, with performance maintained before and after retort and during filling;

o Provides excellent heat and chemical resistance;

o Excellent cured properties: optically clear, odor free, elastic.

To learn more or to apply for a free sample, go to, call 1 866 4HENKEL (443 6535), or e-mail .

Henkel has been committed to making people's lives easier, better and more beautiful for more than 130 years. A Fortune Global 500 company, Henkel offers strong brands and technologies in three areas of competence: Home Care, Personal Care and Adhesive Technologies. Each day, more than 50,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling Henkel's claim "A Brand like a Friend." In fiscal 2009, Henkel generated sales of $18.86 billion and adjusted operating profit of $1.84 billion.

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