DaniMer signs partnership with UK company

Published 11:47 am Thursday, November 3, 2011

Special to The Post-Searchlight

Yorkshire, England-based paper agency Papico has been appointed United Kingdom (UK) agent to bio-plastic technology company DaniMer, of Bainbridge, to help it market its revolutionary plant-based renewable hot melt adhesive to the UK carton industry, according to a press release from Danimer.

Papico will be particularly beneficial in helping to gain prominence for DaniMer’s hot melt adhesive, which is being marketed as a real economic alternative to petro chemical-based products.

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“Bio-technology has often had the reputation for being more costly than less environmentally friendly alternatives, but this bio- adhesive will mean carton producers and converters now have a renewable bio-adhesive that is not only competitively priced but also enables companies to offer a truly sustainable piece of packaging,” said Tony Knight, director of Papico.

The hot melt adhesive is made from renewable resources and uses DaniMer’s proprietary Seluma condensation polymer technology, which enables the finished product to be ASTM 6400 compostable and suitable for hydro-repulping operations for the waste paper recovery supply chain.

The product is suitable for case, carton seal and carton edge sealing and can form a drop-in replacement for most hot-melt adhesives.

“We are extremely pleased that we have been chosen as the UK agent for DaniMer as its technology has the capacity to create a major difference in making UK carton production even more sustainable and environmentally friendly,” Knight said.