Bostik introduces Food Touch H18 series for direct food contact labels

Food Touch H18 is part of a series of hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives compliant with local standards for food safety.

Bostik has announced the launch of Bostik Food Touch H18, a new series of hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSAs) for applications such as direct food contact labels. Bostik Food Touch H18 series is compliant with local standards for food safety, including GB9685-2016, the Standard for the Uses of Additives in Food Contact Materials and Articles in China.

Food Touch H19 series offers a wide temperature range, and can be applied to many surface types, making it suitable for common face stock materials. The series also offers resistance to fruit essence, and has no residue when removed from the fruit or vegetable – a basic but key consumer requirement that needs to be met.

Food Touch H18 has well-balanced initial tack, peel and shear performance, and performs well in low to semi-freeze temperature. Like all Bostik label adhesives, it possesses die-cut, matrix stripping abilities, and is formulated for minimal to no haloing and curling. Due to the tackiness of the adhesives, Food Touch H18 labels do not fall off or curl up during long-distance transportation. Additionally, one of the key features of the new smart adhesives series is its converting and die-cut performance using linerless labels, resulting in lighter labels that can be transported easily.

Jina Wu, business director for tape and label, Asia-Pacific, Bostik, explained: “The launch of Food Touch H18 comes at a time where consumers are putting more value in the food they consume. This is why food labels are important, as they convey useful information to the consumers. As such, label manufacturers need to ensure that the labels they use do not fall off, have a well-balanced initial tack, peel and most importantly, are compliant with international standards for food safety.”