MORCHEM Adhesive PL 8270 A / CF 700 for Soft and Flexible Laminates has won the IFCA Star Awards 2023.

The India Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA) has been addressing the needs of the Packaging Industry in India for 2 decades now.

IFCA Star Awards provides a platform to showcase innovative and cost effective solutions and the judges were highly appreciative of Morchem’s adhesive for specialised applications such as bulk pack used by many convertors.

We are glad to announce that our innovative adhesive Morchem PL 2727 AR + CF-740 R laminating adhesive has earned the RecyClass Recyclability Approval.

Following independent standardised testing, Morchem PL 2727 AR + CF-740 R is fully compatible when used up to 4 wt% of the PE film.  This compatibility aligns seamlessly with the cutting-edge recycling processes for natural flexible PE in Europe.

Our trials, conducted in strict accordance with the Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for PE films, yielded impeccable results. There were no compromises in the quality of recyclable material during the processing of PE films.

This achievement marks a significant stride forward in our unwavering commitment to making meaningful contributions to sustainable packaging solutions.

In line with MORCHEM’s sustainability strategy, 28% of our power consumption is now self generated through our second photovoltaic panel expansion thus contributing to reduce our environmental carbon footprint.

MORCHEM thus continues to reaffirm its commitment to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Morchem North American President to Present Latest Advances in Laminating Adhesives at PACK EXPO

Adhesive Innovations Improve Packaging Recyclability, Performance And Manufacturing Efficiency

Pleasant Prairie, WI – August 22, 2023 – MORCHEM, an innovative manufacturer of adhesives and coatings committed to the circular plastics economy, will present technologies at PACK EXPO Las Vegas which the company has developed to reduce material and energy usage in the laminating process. Morchem President Michael Reed will lead the educational session, titled “Laminate With Less,” on Tuesday, September 12, at 12 p.m. at the Processing Innovation Stage.

In this presentation, Morchem will highlight adhesive innovations that improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and minimize post-production waste in flexible packaging. As a specialist in both solvent-free and solvent-based laminating adhesives, as well as functional coatings and ink binders, Morchem will demonstrate how new, higher performance adhesives and barrier coatings can reduce scrap during the production process and enhance monomaterial films to improve the recyclability of flexible packaging.

“The industry needs new, forward-thinking solutions to reduce the environmental impact of consumer packaging,” said Cristina Ventayol, Morchem Chief Commercial Officer.  “We have been working on some very exciting adhesive and coating innovations for high performance laminates, and we can’t wait to share our results with our colleagues in the U.S. at PACK EXPO.”

Achieving greater recyclability in flexible packaging has been a major hurdle for the packaging industry’s sustainability goals, in large part because of multimaterial structures that are too challenging for current recycling processes. Attendees of the presentation will learn how Morchem’s new barrier technologies improve the functionality and technical performance of monomaterial laminates to provide a clear path forward for fully recyclable packaging.

PACK EXPO visitors can also go to booth SU-7374 in the South Upper Hall to learn from Morchem experts how to save energy with fast-curing adhesives, reduce emissions with high-application solid content solutions and improve process efficiency with laminating solutions that eliminate bubble formation and visual defects.

“With the latest advancements in adhesive solutions and the monomaterial structures they support, the flexible packaging industry can set their sights on much improved recyclability,” Reed said. “But the key to achieving this quickly is collaboration along the value chain. We need to coordinate our development efforts to realize the full potential of adhesive innovation and monomaterial films that create fully recyclable structures with the high performance required of today’s packaging.”

Morchem’s educational session “Laminate With Less: Adhesives for Material & Energy Reduction” will be held at PACK EXPO on Tuesday, September 12 at 12 p.m. at the Processing Innovation Stage (N-10511) of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To learn more, visit Morchem at PACK EXPO at booth SU-7374 in the South Upper Hall, or visit

About Morchem

 Morchem is an innovative manufacturer of adhesives and coatings for the flexible packaging industry. Focused on food safety and reducing waste at every step of the packaging process, Morchem collaborates with its customers to develop more sustainable, higher performance solutions for the most demanding packaging applications.


MORCHEM is pleased to announce its participation at PACK EXPO 2023, to be held in Las Vegas from 11 – 13 September.

Focused on food safety and reducing waste at every step of the packaging process, MORCHEM collaborates with our customers to develop new and more sustainable solutions for the most demanding packaging applications, which we will be pleased to present during the forthcoming exhibition.

Join us for our presentation “Laminate With Less – Adhesives For Material & Energy Reduction and learn about the packaging solutions that do more with less. We’ll demonstrate how our adhesive and coating innovations reduce energy and material usage while improving performance and recyclability. With solutions that support high-performance monomaterial packaging, we can take a big step toward a truly circular economy in flexible packaging.

12:00 p.m. – Tuesday, September 12

North Hall (N-10511) Processing Innovation Stage

Don’t miss it!


We look forward to welcoming you at our booth in the South Upper Hall!


Bangkok, 14 – 17 June 2023

MORCHEM will be participating at PROPAK together with COMEXI, running lamination live demos with COMEXI solventless fast speed laminator SL2 Evolution using our innovative solvent free adhesive Morchem PL 2606 A + CF 60.

Lamination live demos twice a day: at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm – Don’t miss it!

You will be welcomed by our staff, who will inform you about our recent sustainable innovations for the flexible packaging industry.

Visit us at our stand AG45 in hall 101! We look forward to meeting you!

8 – 14 June 2023

ITMA, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition, will take place again between 8th and 14th June at Fiera Milano, in Milan, Italy where the textile and garment community will gather to interchange their experiences, technological advancements and functional solutions.

After the successful participation at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, MORCHEM will be exhibiting again, and we will be glad to invite you to visit our booth # B207 in Hall 5 where you will be welcomed by our staff, who will inform you about our current innovations and share with you the best tips of our knowledge vault about the novel Polyurethane Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives.

We hope to welcome you at our booth and invite you to be part of the integrated Textiles and Garment Manufacturing Value Chain.


Focus of the day on CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Don’t miss our presentation at the Spotlight Forum with our CCO Cristina Ventayol as speaker about “Innovative adhesives and coatings for sustainable solutions”.

The primary objective of these talks at Interpack is to explore the key aspects, issues and trends related to processing & packaging best practices and their application as business drivers for innovation and growth.

Our presentation will take place on the 5th of May at 11:15 – Don’t miss it!

After several cancellations due to the Corona pandemic, INTERPACK is now definitely taking place.

MORCHEM will be exhibiting at this important event and we would like to invite you to our booth D82 in Hall 10.

Throughout the trade show we will be doing live product demos twice a day with the BOBST NOVA SX 550 laminating machine using our new recyclable adhesive Morchem PL 2727 AR + CF 740 R.

Demos will take place daily at 11: a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Our team of experts will be there to explain you the sustainable packaging solutions we provide.

We look forward to welcoming you at our booth!

MORCHEM, a company fully committed to the Sustainability and Circular Plastics Economy, has recently joined Recyclass as a Platinum member. Thereby, besides other important benefits, MORCHEM is entitled to have representatives on the Advisory Board and the Tasking Force of PO films as adhesive producers.

RecyClass works on the development of scientific testing methods and the design of Recycling Guidelines. MORCHEM will be involved in this cross- industry initiative to advance in the plastic packaging recyclability.

Moreover, MORCHEM is working towards getting the Recyclass certification of a new solvent free adhesive that will be launched in the upcoming year.