New adhesive for biodegradable laminates
HERMA's new 62Q adhesive, in conjunction with two label materials, has passed the relevant certification by DIN CERTCO in accordance with the internationally valid NF T51-800:2015 standard. They are "DIN tested - garden compostable". This means: Even fruit peels or vegetable scraps that still have a corresponding label on them can be disposed of by end consumers on their own compost heap or in their own composter. The labels will biodegrade there without leaving any harmful substances behind. Equipped with the 62Q pressure-sensitive adhesive, these labels are not dependent on the optimal conditions and high temperatures of industrial composting.
Easy to die-cut, good adhesionAt the same time, the labelstock is very easy to die-cut in the printing process and the pressure-sensitive adhesive features good adhesion. "To our knowledge, we are one of the first labelstock suppliers in the world to offer such certification for labels in combination with excellent processability and adhesion," says Harald Wallner, Director Sales International at HERMA. The introduction comes at exactly the right time: individual countries such as France and Australia have already started or announced to require corresponding proofs for packaging and labelling materials. For labels that require proof of industrial compostability, HERMA offers the 62E adhesive. It convinces with similarly good die-cutting and adhesive properties; two label materials equipped with it are allowed to carry the so-called seedling logo according to EN 13432.