Game-Changing Wash-Off Adhesives

We offer a wide-variety of adhesives to suit a broad range of applications, ranging from wash-off, permanent high tack through to super removable. 

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Why are Innovative Adhesives Important?

The new “Plastic Tax” being introduced across Europe has encouraged brand owners to look at recycling options for all plastic to negate this new tax. PET bottles and containers are the main area of focus due to the large volume and the commercial value once recycled.

As Smith & McLaurin's abilities go beyond basic manufacturing into a comprehensive product portfolio of materials, we have been working to develop new PSL adhesives which adhere to Veolia's recycling process. This success has led to our team developing a caustic hot water wash process for the recycling of PET bottles. 

Wash-Off Adhesives Without Contamination

Our new unique range of Purity Wash adhesives provides you with the ability to optimise the efficiency of all plastic recycling which leaves PET flakes residue-free and recyclable into food grade PET bottles and containers.

Caustic Hot Water Adhesive

This solution includes a water-based permanent adhesive which is coated at standard PSL coat weights. This innovative adhesive is perfect for HPC, drinks and food sectors and is available with any standard face and liner combination. 

Benefits of Caustic Hot Water Adhesive?

This product adheres to the Veolia process, which involves washing bottles at 65°C with 1% caustic solution. This results in leaving PET flakes residue-free and recyclable into food grade PET bottles and containers which minimises landfill of these containers.

Cold Water Adhesives

Our cold water adhesives come in two formats - paper and film. These water-based permanent adhesives enable the clean removal of labels in cold water and do not leave any residue on the container. This process requires substantially less energy than the hot-water process.

Benefits of Cold Water Adhesives?

The cold water adhesive increases the availability of recycled plastics, enabling thousands of businesses to reduce plastic taxes. 

Our Complete Range of Adhesives

As well as our innovative caustic and water wash off adhesives, we have a wide variety of adhesives available for you to select the most suitable to meet your application. Discover the 6 core areas our adhesives fall into below.

Permanent - Acrylic & Hotmelt




Wash Off

Wet Pack

Get in touch

Get in touch for further information or to discuss your unique requirements.

  1. Cartside Mill, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, PA10 2AF
  2. 01505 707700