Sustainable adhesives

Intercol is a manufacturer of adhesives. A large part of our range falls under the sustainable group of adhesives. Our adhesives support many environmentally friendly packaging. Good packaging contributes to the quality of the end product and minimizes the impact on the environment.

Sustainable adhesives from Intercol

Intercol has various hot melt adhesives. Most standard hot melt adhesives are based on EVA and polyolefin. These adhesives are solvent-free and harmless, but not easily degradable in the environment.

A special group of adhesives is either based on biological raw materials (e.g. 60%) or is water-soluble. This group of hot melt adhesives can potentially improve the sustainability of your packaging.

Sustainable dispersion adhesives

Dispersion adhesives are a collective name for adhesives based on EVA and PVAc. Other synthetic raw materials like PVOH can also be part of this glue. Dispersion adhesives and PVOH are highly water-soluble, can be recycled with cardboard and degrade in the environment in a relatively short time.

Bio-based hot melt adhesives

Vegetable adhesives

Vegetable adhesives are usually based on starch or dextrin (modified starch). These adhesives have technical limitations, but can be very interesting for the manufacture of all kinds of products for simple applications or with additives. The materials should preferably be porous (stone, textile, paper, wood).

Protein based adhesives

There are several protein-based adhesives available. Vegetable, milk protein and animal. Adhesives based on milk proteins are usually casein adhesives, which are known for labeling glass bottles and jars. Animal protein-based lime forms a very limited group of adhesives and is generally considered a precursor to hot melt adhesives.