Packaging plays a central role in virtually all areas of the economy and the private domain. Packaging provides an essential contribution to safe transport and protects high quality merchandise and goods, whether it be food or industrial products.
The demand for sustainable packaging solutions made of paper, cardboard and paper board has been growing for years. The rapid growth of online trade and export of goods are driving factors. However, discussions about the extensive prevention of plastic waste and climate protection challenge the corrugated board industry, the paper industry and the adhesives industry.
The packaging industry is shifting. More and more circulatory packaging made from corrugated board is being used in order to replace petroleum-based plastic packaging. Corrugated board also has many ecological advantages, the most important one being that it is reusable. Used corrugated board is not garbage, it is an important raw material for producing paper. It can be reprocessed up to 25 times (!). It can only be recycled effectively when renewable raw materials, such as wheat starch, are used.
In order to stick the paper webs together the corrugated board industry needs special adhesives that satisfy high standards of environmental friendliness, recycling and efficiency. C&D Corrugating & Paper’s high performance adhesive made from wheat starch sticks paper layers together quickly, safely and firmly. Thanks to the optimum composition, less adhesive is used during gluing, while still fully exploiting the performance of the corrugated plant. The starch-based, high-performance adhesives optimise energy use, in addition to creating less waste in production.