On 13th and 14th February, the 18th Inno-Meeting took place in Osnabrück. The conference theme this time was “Handeln” = “Take action” in the sense of reorientation.

With this in mind, our colleague, Erwin Jochim (Global KAM Morchem), held his presentation on the topic of “Continuous Challenges for Laminating Adhesives in Use for Flexible Packaging”. The first part of the presentation focused in particular on the security that adhesives have gained in recent years, always putting “Consumer Care and Safety” above everything with the latest launch of our epoxy silane free adhesives.

The second part focused on highlighting MORCHEM’s position towards laminating adhesives in terms of sustainability. Here MORCHEM can be proud to present its very recent development of a recyclable adhesive for standard packaging laminates such as PET/Alu/PE, OPA/PE, PET/PE which can be “delaminated” and films separated after use by using our own technology called MORCYCLING. Thus, plastic films and aluminium foils can be separated, recovered and reused.

As always, the meeting met our expectations in terms of content and procedure and was well attended by experts from the flexible packaging industry.

Nowadays the flexible packaging industry is facing enormous challenges. Not only plastics are in the eye of the hurricane, but all which is linked to its conversion, from inks to adhesives and coatings.

Certainly, the pressure on Solvent reduction has put stress on the adhesive manufacturers in order to achieve the highest performances, which were, until not long time ago, a niche for the solvent based adhesives.

Not only this, but the most complex question comes with the goal to produce a triplex structure in just one pass. Today, multilayer structures are worldwide spread and the majority of them are produced in Solventbased + solventless adhesives, if not Solventbased + Solventbased. The reason for that is that, as the solventless adhesives have really no high green tack, the initial two layers might glide one against the other while transporting them through the machine and prior to process the second lamination step plus rewinding.

It is for this reason that MORCHEM, one of the worldwide leaders in polyurethane adhesives, and in collaboration with COMEXI, has successfully homologated their SOLVENT FREE ADHESIVE MORCHEM PL 272 A + CF 74 in a triplex LAMINATING Machine in-line.

The adhesive used was the Morchem PL 272 A + CF-74 is a fast PAA decay solvent free laminating adhesive, specially designed to cover high demanding laminates, such us PET/ALU/Pe, nylon structures, and coated films.

The triplex structure was consisting of a printed PET 12 microns / ALU 7 microns / PE 50 microns, which was laminated at the outstanding speed of 400 m/min, delivering excellent wettability and perfect optical appearance.

These impressive results welcome the use of in-line solvent free triplex lamination, delivering a cost-effective alternative to a market segment which is currently dominated by solvent based adhesives.

From MORCHEM we would like to thank Comexi for their cooperation during this homologation; we are highly impressed about the outstanding features that this triplex line was offering, from an ultraprecise tension control up to a high class turret rewinder, with a unique pressure control system on the web that implies a zero sparkling effect with the smoothest result. Moreover, with their unique Cloud 4.0 platform we were able to monitor all the different trials with absolutely all the parameters set in each of them, which has been proved extremely useful for our internal reports and analysis.

Further information on this and other Morchem products contacting us at info-europe-latinoamerica@morchem.com or +34 93 840 57 02

We invite you to visit our booth during Interpack 2020.

Once again, being Morchem at the forefront in Food Safety, our new development Morchem XPS 2472 A + CS-952 was tested at Bobst Italia’s Competence Center using BOBST VISION CL 850 laminating machine with flexo trolley. Triplex structure PETp/Alu/cPP was successfully laminated at 400 m/min delivering excellent wettability, high green tack and perfect optical appearance as well as very low residual solvent at the given speed.

Morchem XPS 2472 A + CS-952 is a high performance Epoxy Silane free aliphatic adhesive designed for retortable aluminium structures. Morchem XPS 2472 is a modular system being also available with Morchem CS-903 addressed to all those applications requiring high chemical resistance without retort processes involved.

Morchem XPS 2472 is part of a complete Epoxy Silane Free product range covering with several grades the most demanding applications: BoV, PET Food, etc.

We would like to thank BOBST for their cooperation during our visit at their Competence Centre in San Giorgio Monferrato.

Please contact us at info@morchem.com

Bogotá, 19 – 22 November 2019

MORCHEM has participated as exhibitor in the Event ANDINA PACK 2019 in Bogota, Colombia.

We are very proud of the great participation success and the perfect organization of the event and would like to thank all attendees for the interest shown.

Many thanks!

Nürnberg, 23 – 25 September 2019

This year’s exhibition was totally focused on eco-friendly packaging.

Sustainability and environmentalism were the current topics on everybody’s lips. At our stand we could discuss the views and opinions of professionals who join Morchem in the search of synergies to achieve optimum results.

Thank you to all our visitors! It is always a pleasure sharing the latest technological novelties with you!


1 October, 2019 in Quito / 2 October, 2019 in Guayaquil

MORCHEM has cooperated in organizing the 1st International Converting Seminar in Ecuador, in which a series of presentations have been given about the novelties of the flexible packaging sector.

Our presentation “Innovative Technology in Laminating Adhesives”, had a very positive impact on the audience of the two sessions held in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil.

Very proud of the great participation success and the perfect organization of the event, we would like to thank all attendees for the interest shown.

Many thanks!


September 23 – 25, 2019

PACK EXPO, largest US packaging event ot the year, brings together professionals from all packaging industries.

MORCHEM will again participate at this event presenting its product portfolio of high-quality PU-adhesives for flexible packaging lamination, functional coatings and its TPU range for printing inks. 

Fachpack, the European Trade Fair for Packaging, Processing and Technology, will be opening its doors soon and MORCHEM will be present again to share with you experiences, tendencies, innovations and concerns.

Hold the date! We look forward to your visit at our stand!

At Morchem we are very happy about the outcome of the show. We have to be grateful for the great influx of visitors, be it customers, partners or collleagues of the Flexpack industry.

We were fortunate to register visits from more than 14 countries, both from Asia and worldwide, with which we were able to discuss and search for new opportunities in the various market trends:

  • Lamination of metallized and alluminium films with solventless adhesives at high speeds
  • High performnace packaging: sterilisation, pharmaceutical, medical….
  • Sustainability: recycling and circular economy

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discover more about these or other aspects of the flexible packaging industry!

MORCHEM will participate at the coming edition of the ITMA exhibition to be held from 20th till 26th of June 2019 at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía 2.

Our booth will be located in Hall H3 – booth # D110.  We are very excited to welcome you at our booth!

For more information, please visit www.itma.com