Henkel’s bio-based lamination adhesive: free of preservative and plasticiser, in action

The Aquence LAM E9500 ECO targets the reduction of Scope 3 CO2 emissions and boosting safety and cost efficiency. Eilyn Meneses Villabona, Senior Market Strategy Manager EIMEA – Consumer Adhesives Henkel, explains. A TWM report.

Eilyn Meneses Villabona Senior Market Strategy Manager EIMEA, Consumer Adhesives, Henkel

Henkel is always working on being ahead of the curve when it comes to emerging consumer trends that will define our future. And perhaps few trends are as urgent in 2022 as the need for sustainable processes and operations.

This trend is only increasing as consumer awareness of climate change grows and accelerates demand for sustainable products. Today, 61% of consumers are worried about climate change, but they also believe they can make a difference with their buying decisions. Some 67% of consumers have sought to make a positive impact on the environment through everyday actions. Little wonder that sustainability continues to be one of the greatest drivers for innovation.

The whole tissue industry is looking at what this means for the value chain and all of us will recognise this as an opportunity to do our part in driving positive change. Moreover, in an industry defined by tough competition and price pressure, sustainable solutions provide an opportunity to add value and differentiate products.

Henkel’s latest product – the Aquence LAM E9500 ECO – will help manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint while offering increased safety and cost-efficiency measures. This sustainability-grade adhesive for lamination is the latest innovation in a range of Aquence water-based adhesives and additives dedicated for tissue and towel production.

It represents a new level of sustainability-focused grade. Unlike purely fossil-based polymer adhesives, it is made with bio-based raw materials and provides customers with a natural and sustainable solution that helps to bring down their Scope 3 CO2 emissions. As a preservative- and plasticiser-free adhesive, the new product also helps manufacturers ensure a safer working environment.

Aquence LAM E9500 ECO also demonstrates that taking more sustainable paths need not be cost-prohibitive: it can be diluted at very high ratios, ensuring low cost in use. Due to such breakthrough innovations in technologies and processes, there has never been a better time to rise to the sustainability challenge.

This article was written for TWM by Eilyn Meneses Villabona, Senior Market Strategy Manager EIMEA – Consumer Adhesives, Henkel.