Modern consumers are always looking for convenience, they value products that make their lives easier. This fact also impacts the food packaging industry. Packaging that is easy to open, easy to use and resealable is considered more convenient and of course it has to look appealing too.
To meet market demand and to help manufacturers and converters Stahl Polymers have developed a wide range of Picassian® polyurethanes for flexible packaging such as chips bags and stand up pouches. One of these is Picassian® PU-538, the only resin that can be used for external inks as well as internal lamination, providing high performance levels in both applications. The film-forming polyurethane provides chemical resistance like no other product on the market, which makes this product very successful. Launched in August 2017, it is already in Stahl’s top 5 of bestselling products in Brazil.
Stahl Polymers is always aiming for the best possible solutions. “Obviously, our main concern is to come up with a solution that's most appropriate for our partners and clients so they can achieve excellence in quality,” he continues. “Furthermore, we strive to develop products that have less impact on the environment, in this particular case by using sugarcane, a crop we grow locally. Also, Picassian® PU-538 is tin-free and TDI-free.”
The new application technology was introduced in Brazil in August 2017. It is already in Stahl’s top 5 of bestselling products in the country and double-digit growth in sales is expected in 2018. Local success is spreading and literally crossing borders with the launch of market promotion in Asia and Europe.