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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Channeled Resources adds a new component to its recycle / reuse pressure sensitive labelstock business


A worldwide leader in the field of reprocessed specialty paper and film, the Channeled Resources Group has opened up another pathway in its growing portfolio of solutions for recycling and second use of the components of pressure-sensitive labelstocks: Hotmelt Adhesives. Sourced directly from adhesive manufacturers or from pressure-sensitive laminators, these adhesives can easily and safely enjoy a useful and cost-effective second life.

Says Calvin Frost, CEO, Channeled Resources Group: ‘It makes sense to close the pressure-sensitive components loop.   We already recover and reuse surplus facestocks and release liners.   Adding hotmelt adhesives to the equation enables us to offer the market the chance to create economical pressure-sensitive laminates.Hotmelts have a long shelf life, and deliver low-cost, general-purpose performance;  and with little or no solvent content, they are safe to handle and transport.’

Having fully evaluated the options, opportunities, and challenges, Channeled Resources established a special unit last year, dedicated to collecting, storing, and shipping hotmeltadhesives for second use.   Rich Hoffman, VP, Global Supply for Channeled Resources explains:  ‘Emerging geographies – particularly China – are showing particular interest in the programme. Hotmelts can be readily laminated with facestock and liner on small laminators, to create perfectly serviceable labels, especially for the variable information printand hand application markets.’

Channeled Resources is encouraging hotmelt adhesive manufacturers and coater/laminators to take advantage of the new option, and turn their surplus adhesive into a revenue stream, by contacting their Chicago office or logging on to www.channeledresources.com.