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Ashland to introduce food packaging adhesives at ChinaPlas

Ashland Performance Materials will introduce its flexible food packaging adhesives at the upcoming ChinaPlas in Guangzhou, China, Asia's International Plastics and Rubber Trade Fair taking place from 20 – 23 May 2013.

The company will exhibit its products such as Purelam 6000/6050 2-component solvent-free urethane adhesive and Purelam Fastcure 2-component urethane adhesives.

Both the products are said to provide technologies that will help create packaging solutions that are compliant in high-risk applications.

Ashland Performance Materials Asia Pacific packaging and converting commercial manager Max Li said the company sees an increasing demand for packaged food such as microwaveable meals and frozen foods in China’s market.

"Ashland’s provides high performance adhesives, coatings and primers that are designed and proven to meet the needs of the flexible food packaging industry," Li said.

According to the company, its solvent-free laminating adhesives comply with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for various end-use products including hot-fill and cook-in-bag applications.