On October 31, 2018, the European branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI Europe) published a report on “adhesives for food packaging applications.” The report, authored by adhesives expert Monika Toenniessen from Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, was commissioned by the ILSI’s Packaging Materials task force. It is the tenth report in ILSI Europe’s Packaging Materials series, initiated in 2000.

The new report provides “an overview of the variety of adhesives that can be used in food packaging, . . . taking into account the complexity . . . of possible applications.” It describes “typical ingredients,” “behaviors,” and “typical applications” of food packaging adhesives. With this, the report aims to assist the reader “in choosing the right adhesive for his or her individual application.” The report also “provides an overview of the food contact legislation relevant for food packaging adhesives, together with guidance on the evaluation of adhesives intended for food contact applications.”

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ILSI Europe (October 31, 2018). “Packaging Materials 10: Adhesives for food packaging applications.

ILSI Packaging Materials Task Force (2018). “Scientifically addressing the main challenges in the safety and quality of food contact & packaging materials.


Monika Toenniessen (October 31, 2018). “Packaging Materials 10. Adhesives for food packaging applications.ILSI Europe (pdf)