DaniMer Scientific announces release of biobased label adhesive for PET industry.
Susterra® Propanediol fromDuPont Tate
& Lyle Bio Products(www.duponttateandlyle.com) was selected as a key renewable building block in a new biobased
label adhesive.DaniMer Scientific, LLC(www.danimer.com) is releasing a new biobased
label adhesive, designated DaniMer 92721, to eliminate the problems associated
with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container recycling. To develop the
adhesive, DaniMer utilized renewable building blocks from two world-class
suppliers: DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts, andMyriant(www.myriant.com). DaniMer combines Susterra Propanediol
from DuPont Tate & Lyle, and bio-succinic acid from Myriant into a
proprietary, patent pending resin that enables the breakthrough properties of
the new 92721 label adhesive.
DaniMer’s new label adhesive is designed to
meet the stringent demands of the PET container and packaging recycling streams
while offering the additional benefit of a renewable content higher than 50%.
The DaniMer adhesive dissolves completely in the PET flake caustic wash
recycling operations without clumps or “stickies.” This new biobased
formulation is competitively priced with block co-polymers, with pricing not
linked to crude oil derivatives. In addition, rheology of DaniMer 92721 enables
the adhesive to operate in existing adhesive systems at temperatures under 325°F.
Results from industry standard protocol testing show the product enables zero
contamination in PET recycle streams.
pleased to announce this advancement toward eliminating a significant challenge
within the PET recycling process,” says Daniel Carraway, CEO of DaniMer
Scientific. “We have been actively engaged with our customer partners in order
to best understand the PET recycling processing challenges. The issue of
contamination by the label adhesive was a recurring problem and if resolved
provided a significant quality improvement for the users of recycled PET. Our
objective of providing world class solutions, led us to choose DuPont Tate
& Lyle along with Myriant as our primary suppliers for this project due to
their innovative capabilities, knowledge and extensive background with the
development of renewable building blocks”.
is certified 100% biobased by the US Department of Agriculture, making it
attractive for companies seeking to add renewable content to their products. We
are excited to be selected by DaniMer as a key ingredient for this new biobased
adhesive technology.” comments Pete Colombo, account executive for DuPont Tate
& Lyle Bio Products.
Scientific will be providing details and describing the commercial launch of
their new label adhesive at the Nova-Pack 2012 Conference in Arlington, VA. The
product exhibition will be on June 7-8 at West Arlington Gateway Hotel, just
outside of Washington, D.C. The exhibition gives packaging suppliers and users
a chance to display products they designed that overcome challenges faced with
the PET recycling industry.
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