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Eco-Efficiency Analysis

An independently reviewed analysis found that, in comparison with solvent-based adhesives, acResin®-based adhesives are both the less expensive and the more sustainable solution for durable labels.

Starting point for the analysis:

acResin® and solvent-borne acrylics show comparable performance when used as raw materials for durable labels.

 

But what about cost and sustainability?

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Eco-Efficiency Analysis

Adhesive production for durable labels: acResin® versus solvent-based acrylic

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Results: acResin® sets new benchmarks in eco-efficiency

  • Using acResin® is safer and cleaner for both humans and the environment
  • Using acResin® saves money

Environmental impact

Climate change (carbon footprint)

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With acResin® you can save

2,500 kg CO2-eq per 20,000 m2, which equals 

2,500 tons CO2 savings per year *


* Assuming 300 days of laminate production for durable labels with line speed of 30 m/min

 

How to compensate for 
2,500 tons of CO2?

Plant 5,000 trees!


... or switch to acResin®.

Independent review of Eco-Efficiency Analysis

  • System under evaluation:
    Production of 20,000 m2 of laminate for durable labels (1.6 m width)
  • acResin® A 250 UV was compared to a solvent-borne acrylate (50% solid content); with line speed of 30 m/min
  • The analysis followed international standards for life cycle and eco-efficiency assessment (ISO 14040:2006, ISO 14044:2006, ISO 14045:2012)

Commissioner

Partner 
(machine builder)

Life Cycle Assessment Practitioner

Critical Reviewer