AQUALAM™ Aqueous Laminating Adhesive
AQUALAM™ Aqueous Laminating Adhesives are distinctly applicable for flexible films and cellulosic substrates. They provide high initial bond performance and offer very good clarity for excellent optics.
AQUALAM™ consists of a water-based polyurethane adhesive and an epoxy-based polymer or a water-based isocyanate dispersion. The two components are mixed just prior to application and the water is then removed by heat. The adhesive system cures while in a series of rolls. The resulting adhesive is a solid material with high bond strength, good clarity, and good thermal stability.
AQUALAM™ is often used in the following ways:
- Food packaging – snack foods, sealant for plastic film on frozen-food containers
- Medical packaging applications
- Industrial laminating applications
DOW water-based urethane adhesives used for food packaging comply with FDA regulation 21CFR175.105.