Water-based adhesives, although unnoticed, play an essential role in the converting industry, intervening from the core (tube winding) to the final closure (tail sealing). The different formulations of the adhesives must be adapted to all production processes, allowing high working speeds to be achieved on many types of paper. Along with these technical solutions, widely validated by the market, at Paniker we also believe that we must make a difference.
For several years, our R&D Department has been working on the search for technical solutions that complement our wide range of adhesives for tissue and towel: at this point, sustainability is one of the main objectives that must be set in any innovation project.
Circular economy and sustainability as an everyday goal
It is increasingly important to keep the focus on caring for the environment and all actions, even the smallest, have an impact. At Paniker, we are working closely with our suppliers on the formulation of adhesives within the framework of the circular economy. Many of our new projects involve research and developments both in water-based and holt melts intended for the wrapping of the toilet and kitchen rolls with paper, instead of plastic film. Despite being a change already to be fully implemented within the industrial frame, we must be anticipating the future needs of the market. Also, by taking other steps, Paniker is committed to reduce the carbon footprint and unnecessary transport of the used IBC/GRG. Our own new cleaning facilities allows us to recover and reuse the provided IBC. With this action, we are able to reduce and re-use many medium containers that otherwise will have to be transported, recovered and transported again.