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The AdaptEco range allows our customers to benefit from using sustainable label materials from recycled and renewable sources as our FSC® certified paper is from FSC® mix materials. If you are looking for a solution which makes your label removable to allow the rest of the packaging to be recycled or remove avoidable plastic in your packaging, our AdaptEco sustainable label range has a solution for you.


What is PurityWash?

PurityWash are innovative first-to-market adhesives which allow labels to wash off PP, PE, HDPE and PET bottles and containers during industrial cleaning processes, leaving materials residue free which maximises the recyclability of both the PET bottles and label materials.

We have numerous adhesives within our range suitable for all of your Caustic Hot Water and Cold Water (Paper) and Cold Water (Film) applications. 

Cold Water Adhesives - PWP1018 (Paper) and PWF1018 (Film)

  • Water-based permanent adhesives enabling the clean removal of labels being washed off in cold water
  • Clean removal of any paper or filmic faced labels, no residue left on the container which maximises the complete recycling circle
  • Approved in Europe for various recycle and wash-off applications

What are the benefits of PWP1018 and PWF1018?

  • No residue is left on containers, which completes the recycling process of PET bottles and containers 
  • Benefit from using this PurityWash adhesive in combination with any face or liner
  • Requires substantially less energy than the hot-water process
  • Increase the availability of recycled plastics
  • Benefit from access to first-to-market wash off adhesives 

Caustic Hot Water Adhesive - PWC1018 - Coming Soon

  • The Veolia process includes washing bottles at 65° with 1% caustic solution leaving PET flakes residue-free and recyclable into food grade PET bottles and containers
  • PurityWash is the only PSA in Europe that does not reactivate during Veolia's caustic hot-water wash process
  • Water-based permanent adhesive coated at standard PSL coat weights
  • Verified by Veolia, Returpack and Infinitum

What are the benefits of PWC1018?

  • Supported by the latest recycling technologies 
  • Enables the complete recycling of PET bottles and containers
  • Perfect for HPC, drinks and food sectors - this wash off adhesive is available with any standard face and liner combination
  • PurityWash is one of the first adhesives to be approved for PSL in Europe

Plastic recycling is a complex process, this is a key reason why wash-off adhesives are on the rise as they maximise the recyclability of plastic. Discover how PET plastic bottles can be recycled in our blog which features a plastic recycling video from Veolia. 

Get in touch

Get in touch to discuss PurityWash in further detail.

  1. Cartside Mill, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, PA10 2AF
  2. 01505 707700
  3. info@smcl.co.uk

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