A. Emblem, London College of Fashion, UK
M. Hardwidge, MHA marketing Communications, UK
Adhesives are ubiquitous in packaging, whether applied to a packaging component by the converter or the packer-filler. This chapter explores the theories of adhesion, i.e. what makes materials stick together, and then reviews the properties of the main classes of adhesives used in packaging. A brief overview of adhesives application methods is given.
Adhesives are critical to the structure of most packaging, ...