Low Tack Adhesive for Reclosable Applications
Are you looking for a better fastener solution for reclosable packaging or other applications? Low Tack Adhesive (LTA), jointly developed by Battelle and Mondelēz International, combines high adhesion with low tack in a breakthrough adhesive technology that is easy to use, easy to apply and consistent.
Unlike traditional pressure sensitive adhesives, LTA does not collect dust, crumbs or other product pieces that render traditional adhesives ineffective. It is also less expensive and easier to manufacture than other reclosable packaging solutions. Our technology offers better usability for consumers and provides a cost-competitive innovation for packaging manufacturers.
Shouldn’t your packaging be part of the revolution?
Consumers can create an effective and consistent seal that maintains performance through repeated cycles of opening and reclosing by pushing two pieces of LTA together. Additionally, products with LTA do not require precise alignment to reclose a package, unlike the tongue-and-groove model of a zipper seal.
This solution can be applied to a number of areas, including:
- Pet food
- Salad and produce
- Trash bags
- Sandwich and storage bags
- Lawn and garden products
- Personal care products
LTA can be customized for a variety of applications. 3D versions of LTA can be created for applications needing higher strength, as a cost-effective alternative to traditional hook-and-loop closures.
The technology is:
Unlike traditional Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs), LTA sticks only to itself. That means it won’t feel sticky to the touch, and it won’t get fouled by product crumbs.
With LTA, all consumers need to do is press it together. LTA provides an effective and consistent seal through repeated cycles of opening and reclosure.
LTA can be pre-applied to packaging films using simple ultra-violet cure technology. That means it’s cheaper to manufacture and apply, and fits easily into existing manufacturing operations.