Henkel also offers insights into present challenges facing the packaging industry such as the handling of the epoxysilane GLYMO, which is classified as potentially genotoxic and which can be used as an adhesion promoter in laminating adhesives for flexible packaging. Henkel has researched suitable testing opportunities, as well as brought GLYMO-free products to market maturity.
Henkel’s experts will provide more information on this as part of a dedicated webinar to be held on March 5, 2020. In the run-up to Interpack, the “REThink Packaging” webinar, being held on May 5, 2020, will unveil products that focus on the possibilities of adhesives for sustainable packaging designs and circular economy. The subject of packaging will be considered as an overall concept integrating the interaction of its various components, manufacturing and recycling processes.
“From new legal regulations, as with the case of GLYMO, to the ever-present subject of sustainability – the packaging industry is currently in the eye of a storm of major changes and challenges," says Monika Toenniessen, head of Food Safety Compliance - Global Food Safety, Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs at Henkel. “So the exchange of expertise is especially important for the industry. With our webinars, we are able to provide the entire supply chain in the packaging sector with strong support in the form of information on the various issues affecting it."
The first webinar will begin on February 27, 2020. Those interested in registering can learn more here.