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Swedbrand to use only plant-based adhesives in Poland packaging plant


May 6, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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The Swedbrand Group has decided that its new converting plant in Poland, which produces premium customized rigid boxes for luxury products, will exclusively use dextrine plant-based adhesives.

These adhesives are natural, biodegradable, recyclable and vegan friendly and are used in lieu of conventional glues made from animal byproducts. They are typically manufactured from potato starch, are water-based, use no solvents and are compliant with both European and U.S. food contact regulations.

“We decided to implement dextrine-based adhesives because they are in better alignment with new environmental trends, aiming for increased sustainability. Further, they are also in line with Swedbrand’s sustainability strategies,” said Facility manager Bogdan Putko.

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Dextrine water-based adhesives function with a wide variety of machine types and processes, with the ability to produce up to 15 glued boxes per minute.