SAPICI and Grolman sign a commercial agreement for innovative laminating adhesives in Germany, Benelux, Nordics and other countries

February 17, 2021 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Grolman Group has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Germany, parts of Austria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Baltics, Belgium and Luxembourg with SAPICI for their innovative laminating adhesives.

The agreement covers SAPICI’s revolutionary migration-free laminating adhesives for flexible food packaging that achieve new standards in terms of human health and food safety, while drastically cutting costs for storage and testing. Due to a free monomer diisocyanate content (below 0.1%) they comply with the recent EU regulations enforced on isocyanates (EU 2020/1149) and ensure no migration of dangerous substances into food (EU 2020/1245).

Three major advantages of SAPICI’s unique zero migration laminating adhesives for the converter laminating process are:

  • Contrary to conventional products that enforce a time to market of several days up to two to three weeks for some applications, SAPICI’s monomer-free, solvent-free and solvent-based, laminating adhesives allow for a direct use of the laminated structures, drastically reducing the costs for storage to 1-2 days ready to contact with food.
  • Simultaneously, PAA testing on the final flexible packaging can be rendered unnecessary, as – due to its unique composition – no carcinogenic primary aromatic amines (PAA) can develop, even during post-treatments such as sterilisation.
  • Finally, the use of SAPICI’s innovative monomer-free laminating adhesives ensures the safety of operators, who with conventional adhesives are exposed to dangerous substances as indicated by respective hazard statements in the MSDS.