Henkel, one of the leading adhesive companies, and DaniMer Scientific, LLC, a recognised leader in bio-based material technology, announced this week that they have formed an alliance to develop hotmelt adhesives that use bio-based raw materials.
The initial target for these bio-based hotmelt adhesives will be the consumer packaging market including applications of end of line and labelling.
The alliance will combine Henkel’s expertise in hotmelt adhesive formulation, application, and global footprint, with DaniMer’s expertise in biopolymer science, proprietary production capabilities and the company’s bio-based technology platform. The intended ambition of this alliance is to bring to the marketplace a technology platform that includes a family of bio-based hotmelt adhesive formulations supplied globally.
Gary Raykovitz, Senior Vice-President Product Development, Henkel Adhesive Technologies said, “Henkel and DaniMer are working together to […] deliver genuinely innovative technologies that enhance our customers’ efforts to achieve their sustainability goals.”
The alliance expects the first products in the platform to be ready for market launch in the first half of 2013.