• DIC Corporation and its subsidiary DIC Graphics Corporation announced today they have successfully developed an instant curing solvent-free adhesive for general purpose packaging, DUALAM™. The instant curing technology is a result of collaborative innovation together with Fuji Kikai Kogyo Co., Ltd. who was responsible for the design and creation of a solvent-free lamination machine perfectly suited for DUALAM™.

    The DIC Group is guided by DIC’s new medium-term management plan, DIC 111, which directs the Group to work towards providing environmentally-friendly products as well as economic value as a part of its ongoing innovation. Global warming, climate change and other environmental issues demand an increased attention to sustainability matters which influence the packaging and adhesive industries. In light of these important issues, the DIC Group has made significant strides towards reducing its environmental impact and has developed numerous solvent-free adhesives with low-volatile organic compound (VOC).

    In addition to its efforts to increase the sustainable packaging and adhesives products portfolio, the DIC Group also focused on practical matters such as increasing the versatility of adhesives used in packaging solutions but has faced challenges finding ideal curing speeds and stable lamination processes. Further, the resulting adhesives were, until now, only suitable for use with lightweight packaging materials.

    DIC is pleased to announce the successful development of a fast-curing solvent-free adhesive, DUALAM™, offering several advantageous performances as follows:
    ?Wider applications for lamination structure (multi-layered applications).
    ?Instant curing and shortened aging time of the laminated film.
    ?Longer pot life of the adhesive.
    ?Lower emission of VOC and CO2.
    ?Improved appearance of the laminated film.

    Source : DIC Global Website

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    About the author

    Dr R Rangaprasad

    Dr.R.Rangaprasad is a polymer & packaging professional with over 25 years experience. He has served as Consultant at Indian Institute of Packaging Mumbai & as Director at SIES School of Packaging / Packaging Technology Centre. Between 1995 & 2007, He was associated with Product Application & Research Center of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He has also conducted training & knowledge workshops at leading FMCG companies in the area of design of polyolefin materials for packaging sector.

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