VOC-free formulated adhesives

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Due to new regulations and export guidelines, limit values for VOC are being set ever lower. Manufacturers who bond their foams with solvent-based and therefore VOC-containing adhesives are faced with ever greater challenges in meeting these limits. SIMALFA® offers future-oriented solutions with added value since 1990 and avoids VOC-containing ingredients in its water-based adhesives for foam-bonding.

WHAT IS VOC?

VOC are volatile organic compounds which become gaseous already at room temperature. VOC often have a harmful effect on people and the environment or cause unpleasant odours. These, sometimes poisonous, substances are volatilized only after hours or days and are partly responsible for the greenhouse effect. VOC can also cause various health problems for humans. This increases the public and governmental pressure on producers worldwide to avoid VOC-containing ingredients.

SIMALFA® ADHESIVES PRODUCED WITHOUT VOC

SIMALFA® is produced without adding VOC and is tested for pollutants. Independent laboratory analyses confirm that SIMALFA® meets demanding standards. Thus, governmental requirements are exceeded, the environment is preserved and your employees are protected.

TRANSFORMATION AWAY FROM VOC

When changing from solvent-based adhesives to water-based adhesives from SIMALFA® you not only improve the pollutant balance of your products and protect your employees, you also simplify the handling with the adhesive. For transport and storage no precautions or protective measures are necessary. Maintenance work is not necessary and the production environment can be kept clean easily.

Our adhesive experts help you to change from solvent-based adhesives to SIMALFA®. Avoiding VOC and other pollutants creates significant added value and makes your company more competitive in every way.

REGULATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

The following guidelines and requirements of ECO-labels are fulfilled by SIMALFA®:

  • TVOC (IOS-MAT-0010)
  • ECO-Passport
  • Green Guard
  • HJ2541-2016
  • GB 33372- 2020
  • Nordic Ecolabelling

About the suitability of the individual SIMALFA®-types please contact our adhesive experts.

ADVANTAGES WITH SIMALFA®

Advantages of SIMALFA® adhesives in contrast to solvent-based adhesives are:

  • Formulated without VOC
  • Solvent-free
  • Odourless
  • Low maintenance
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Easy transport
  • Easy storage
  • Easy handling

With all the advantages, provided by SIMALFA®, nothing stands in the way of a VOC-free future regarding foam-bonding.

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*VOC-free = no VOC-containing ingredients and additives in SIMALFA® formulations. Minor traces of VOC not excluded.