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When industry giants like Apple® announce their very ambitious green packaging goals, it’s a topic that is hard to ignore. A new study from Dotcom Distribution surveyed over 500 online shoppers about their shopping preferences. Some of the findings were:

  • 57 percent say that green packaging is important to them
  • 61 percent have taken green packaging into account when deciding where to shop
  • 55 percent have considered an online retailer’s overall carbon footprint
  • 64 percent have considered the sustainability of supply chain practices when deciding between brands

Green packaging, especially in the food industry, has gained traction in recent years as big box stores have started to emphasize their commitment to environmental sustainability with their customers, partners and suppliers. It’s hard to find a company website that does not have at least a short section highlighting their sustainability initiatives. But what do these green packaging goals include? Of course we know that most manufacturers are incorporating eco-friendly or recycled raw materials into their packaging, like paper, cardboard, plastic, but there is more than meets the eye when it comes to food packaging. What is holding those packages together? Well, it should be 
eco-friendly glue.

Eco-Friendly Adhesive Products

LD Davis  manufactures a wide variety of liquid water-based glues, which are all eco-friendly, completely non-toxic and easily recyclable. Liquid water-based glues are based on polymer emulsions that are modified with various raw materials to produce different kinds of liquid glues. These adhesives are easily customizable for tack, adhesion, open time, viscosity, and even color L.D. Davis liquid  water based adhesives  are FDA approved for indirect food contact per CFR Part 175. Whether your packaging adhesive needs are for

  • Case And Carton Sealing
  • Seal Tray Forming
  • Folding Carton
  • Labeling
  • Filter
  • And more

We have a versatile line to cover a variety of Food and Beverage applications.
Advantages of Sustainable Packaging Adhesives When it comes to our sustainable packaging adhesives, there are many benefits to using them which include:

  • Safe for the environment
  • Safe to use/handle
  • Water soluble
  • Non-toxic
  • Biodegradable
  • Recyclable
  • Repulpable

The Major Advantages of Water Based Packaging Adhesives

  • Formaldehyde-free
  • Clean running
  • Light in color
  • Room temperature to low temp (140°F) application
  • Easy clean up with water

LD Davis eco-friendly liquid glues come in many different sized containers. Customers can purchase totes, drums, and even convenient five-gallon pails. Five-gallon pails of liquid glue are convenient to handle, ship, and use and are great for companies that do not have the equipment necessary to handle large drums or totes.

4 Best Practices for Liquid Water-Base Glues

Topics: Environmentally-Friendly, Glue, Glue Manufacturing, L.D. Davis, Packaging Adhesive, Protein Adhesive, sustainable adhesive, sustainable packaging