‘Morchem PL 2727 AR + CF-740 R’ laminating adhesive receives a RecyClass Recyclability Approval
19 Sep 2023
Morchem is among the latest companies to receive a RecyClass Recyclability Approval, following independent, standardised testing. The laminating adhesive ‘Morchem PL 2727 AR + CF-740 R’ was found to be fully compatible when used up to 4 wt% of the PE film, following the state-of-the-art recycling process for natural flexible PE in Europe.
The trials were performed by Aimplas in accordance with the Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for PE films. Results showed no deviations to the quality of recyclates are present when processing PE films containing Morchem’s technology.
This solvent-free aromatic laminating adhesive is addressed to be used in all mono-PE structures for flexible packaging, being one of a few aromatic-based laminating adhesives approved in the mentioned plastic stream.
This achievement highlights Morchem’s commitment to develop a laminating adhesive aligned with recyclability principles, as part of its efforts as a member of the RecyClass Laminating Adhesives Working Group.
These trials also serve as a testament to the plastic industry that through innovation it is possible to overcome inherent recycling issues that the use of certain chemical components pose. Thereby, adverse effects such as the yellowing of recyclates or the generation of gels in the recycling processes can be avoided.
 Full list of conditions can be found in the Recyclability Approval Letter: Morchem PL 2727 AR + CF-740 R
RecyClass Recyclability Approvals
RecyClass issues two types of Recyclability Approvals – Technology Approvals and Product Approvals. These are issued upon conducted testing in accordance with one of the established Recyclability Evaluation Protocols. Testing results are incorporated in the RecyClass Design for Recycling Guidelines and the Online Tool. The full list of approved Technologies and Products can be found on the RecyClass website.
RecyClass is a non-profit, cross-industry initiative advancing recyclability, bringing transparency to the origin of plastic waste and establishing a harmonized approach toward recycled plastic calculation & traceability in Europe. RecyClass develops Recyclability Evaluation Protocols and scientific testing methods for innovative plastic packaging materials which serve as the base for the Design for Recycling Guidelines and the RecyClass Online Tool. RecyClass established Recyclability Certifications for plastic packaging, Recycling Process Certification and Recycled Plastics Traceability Certification for plastic products.
Founded in 1985, MORCHEM is a Spanish family enterprise with its headquarters in Spain.
As an innovative manufacturer of adhesives and coatings for the flexible packaging industry, focusing on food safety and sustainable solutions at every step of the packaging process, Morchem collaborates closely with customers and draws from an extensive portfolio of adhesive and coating technologies to provide the best solutions for the most demanding packaging applications.
In addition, Morchem produces high performance adhesives and coatings for the industrial and textile lamination markets.