Astro Adhesives

Produce Packing

Astro Packaging designs and manufactures adhesives, coatings and resins for a variety of flexible packaging converting applications. We have a complete line of solvent and solventless adhesives for use in high-speed applications.  Our laminating adhesives provide systems that are used for film to foil and film to film laminating adhesives for food and medical packaging. Our cold seal adhesives are used where high-speed packaging is desired. Originally designed for confectionary packaging, these systems are in use in medical packaging, cereal bars and snack food packaging.

Astro Packaging has been manufacturing specialty adhesives for the flexible packaging market for nearly 40 years. Laminating adhesives offer the flexible packaging industry a broad range of adhesive and coating products that meet the highest standards of performance and versatility. The adhesive portfolio provides customers the best bonding solutions that cover all of their needs. From standard applications -  to sophisticated laminates for the most demanding performance, the Astro Packaging stands for reliability, innovation, service, safety and durability.

Partner with us to address the rapid growth and rigorous requirements of the flexible packaging industry. From trials and demos on our new full production-scale laminator to our a full range of high performance adhesives, we have the solutions you need. Our comprehensive line includes water-based adhesives, solvent-based and solventless adhesives for film, paper and foil laminating, primers and hot melt heat seal coating for lidding and over wrap applications.

PRODUCE / FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ADHESIVES

Flexible packaging has been experiencing robust growth as of late.  We can simply see this by going to the grocery store and seeing cans of tuna, pudding, drinks now being sold in pouches.  How big is the US market for flexible packaging adhesives?  What are the key adhesive technologies being utilized?  What are some of the key trends? See the answer...
 
Astro Packaging supplies resins in a variety of forms for use in Food Packaging Applications. Its resins are applied via solution, extrusion coating or coextrusion on to PET films. These coatings provide an effective heat seal system that can be used in microwavable or ovenable packaging. Our series resins are used where an effective lid seal is needed for room temperature or refrigerated applications. Lastly, our extrudable PSA resins are sued for reseal applications as a coextruded layer within a polyolefin sheet.

While most of our applications are for flexible packaging, resins can be formulated into coatings for food cans. They are BADGE free alternatives to epoxy coatings. They can be formulated into spray apply systems for interior and exterior can coating. They can be formulated and cryogenically ground into powders for thermal stripe applications in three-piece cans.

Astro Packaging also provides adhesives for a variety of Industrial Applications. For the converter, Astro Packaging is a complete supplier of laminating adhesives, coatings and materials to enhance package design, improve converting and packaging efficiency and produce a cost effective packaging solution. Astro Packaging manufactures its products at facilities in the US, Europe, South America and Asia. We provide local support in all regions of the world for the following globally recognized products.

MARKET APPLICATIONS

  • Confectionary, bakery and nutraceutical Foods
  • Salty and savory snack foods
  • Meat and cheese packaging
  • Frozen foods packaging
  • Medical and pharmaceutical packaging
  • Cold Seal Adhesives or Cohesives
  • Confectionary Packaging
  • Re-real Adhesives
  • Snack Food Packaging
  • Flexible Packaging Laminating Adhesives
  • Meat and Cheese Packaging
  • Heat Seal Coatings for Lid Stock
  • Chemically Resistant Packaging
  • Coatings, Lacquers and Ink BindersMedical Packaging

PRODUCTS

  • Packaging
  • Product Assembly
  • Low Temp Packaging
  • Polyamide
  • Pressure Sensitive
  • PUR
  • Water-Based Adhesives
  • Lap Glue
  • Flexo Folding Adhesive
  • Metallocine
  • Metallocine Hybrid
  • Polyethylene
  • Freezer Grade Adhesive
  • High Heat Resistant
 
Astro Packaging carries a full line of adhesives for your Produce Packing or Flexible Packaging application.  Adhesives from H.B. Fuller®, Forbo®, Bostik®, Henkel® and other manufacturers are on our floor ready for immediate shipment/delivery.  Call one of our adhesive specialists at 1-800-642-7876 to discuss you specific needs.  WHEN EXPERIENCE COUNTS......COUNT ON ASTRO PACKAGING!!!!  Visit our equipment website at www.astropackaging.com for information on dispensing equipment. We are one of the largest manufacturers of hotmelt equipment in the U.S.