Bostik has launched two new products for the tape and label market in India Bostik HM2060 and Bostik HM2070.
Bostik HM2060 adhesive is developed for Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), pharmaceutical and logistics industries. Bostik HM2060 assumes the dual role of a hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive (HMPSA) and label, making it the ideal for labels that need to endure high converting speed of above 100 meters per minute.
In the adhesive coating process of Bostik HM2060, only a lower operating temperature is required. Compared to regular HMPSAs, Bostik HM2060 is said to offer improved oil and solvent resistance and better adhesion on low surface energy (LSE) substrates.
Bostik’s second new product is Bostik HM2070, a tape adhesive developed to address increasing demand for sustainable packaging in India’s e-commerce industry, which is expected to reach USD 350 billion by 2030. Concurrently, the Indian government has implemented a ban on single-use plastic or plastics with PE films that are of less than 75 microns.
The Bostik HM2070 was specifically developed for kraft paper-based bags and thicker PE-based bags with films up to 120 microns. It is a hot melt tape adhesive that can be applied to kraft paper applications that hold a tear index of up to 15mNm2/g. The solution ensures tamper-evident sealing and utilizes 20 percent less adhesive material than traditional HMPSAs, Bostik claims.
Vikas Kulkarni, managing director of Bostik India, commented: ‘We’re pleased to launch these two adhesive solutions to support the thriving tape and label industry in India. With over 20 years of local presence, including a strong Research & Development (R&D) team, we are well-aware of the transformations happening in the industry and the ever evolving manufacturing and supply needs of our customers. Producing innovative products is what we constantly strive to achieve, and this could not have been possible without our R&D team that work tirelessly to develop new ways to address customers’ challenges.’