Chemicals giant Dow has developed an adhesive that allows flexible film packaging with layers of PET and aluminum to be replaced by all-polyolefin films, which are easier to recycle.

The chemical company’s ADCOTE L86-500 barrier adhesive would allow a coffee pouch made from layers of PET/aluminum/PE to be replaced by BOPP/metallized BOPP/PE, said Uta Ünal, business communications manager for the adhesives area of Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics.