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Considering making the switch to liquid glue for your packaging? This list of pros and cons will help you determine if it is the right glue for you. 

 
Pros of using Liquid Water-Based Glue for Packaging

+ Non-toxic

+ Easy clean up with water

+ Biodegradable

+ Cost effective

+ Applied at room temperature

+ Very stable in wide range of temperatures and humidity

+ Safe for indirect food contact

+ Wide range of open/set time available to handle the fastest machines to manual hand applied applications

+ Excellent performance with wide range of paper, and paper board substrates

Cons of using Liquid Water-based Glue for Packaging

+ Most have poor water resistance

+Will not adhere to very non-polar based substrates

+ Not recommended for direct food contact

+ Not recommended for freezer grade packaging

+ If glue is not stored between 40°-100° F, it could freeze or mold in extreme temperatures

+ Once opened, most water-based liquid glues should be used within 90 days for best performance


Liquid glues include: starch, resin, and dextrin glues. 

Want to learn more about liquid water-based glues? Contact our technical team.

Download our Liquid Glue Troubleshooting Guide 

Topics: water based glue, Liquid Glue, packaging, water based adhesive, liquid water-based glue