As reported by Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine in their article “Adhesive Made of Degradable Polymers Help Solve Recycling Complications,” the residue left behind by some adhesives causes some issues when recyclable materials are set to be recycled. A new adhesive aims to solve those problems.

“The adhesive, similar to commercial packaging tape, has a chemical additive known as thionolactone, which makes up 0.25% of the composition. This additive allows the adhesive to be dissolved in the recycling process. Labels can be detached up to 10 times faster when compared to a non-degradable adhesive,” Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine said.

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