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Herma reduces the migration of substances into food products

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The risk associated with labels can be easily and cost-effectively minimized with the Herma standard adhesive 62Dps, known for its extremely low migration tendency.

The migration of substances from packaging materials into food is a significant concern among consumers in Europe. A recent study by the European Consumer Association BEUC titled “Unwrapped: What consumers say about safe and sustainable food packaging” highlighted this concern, with 70% of respondents expressing worry about the health effects of chemicals in food packaging.

According to Hendrik Kehl, product manager at Herma, food manufacturers are wise to prioritize minimizing migration risks. He notes that in terms of labels and self-adhesive materials, it is now simpler and more cost-effective than ever before.

As a specialist in self-adhesive materials, Herma offers the multi-layer adhesive 62Dps with an extremely low migration tendency for 16 different label materials, many of which are available in the net width range for prompt delivery. This adhesive is particularly effective on packaging film, demonstrating strong performance even in critical applications in cool and moist conditions.

Kehl emphasizes the 62Dps’s suitability for direct contact with dry and moist food, as well as fatty foods, making it a versatile and economical choice. Additionally, he notes that the adhesive achieves optimal results in high-speed dispensing systems, making it ideal for various packaging processes.

Kehl emphasizes the advantages of the multi-layer adhesive structure and the flexibility it offers, allowing for excellent adhesive force and a very low migration tendency. Additionally, Herma offers the adhesive 62Gpt as a low-migration alternative to 62Dps, developed for particularly challenging environments and conditions. However, Herma’s experience indicates that in 95% of cases in the food sector, 62Dps is the optimal choice from both a performance and economic perspective.

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