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Most people have used a hot glue gun for hobby or craft projects, and also wished it would be possible to use also for food decorations. A new, hot-melt adhesive now makes it possible to use for food decorations as well as for packaging.
Hot-melt adhesives are used for hobby as well as in industrial applications as a fast setting alternative without any solvents. It is used for corrugated boxes and in electronic devices to affix parts and wires, as well as for bookbinding and as a glue in hygiene products.
Edible hot-melt adhesive open new application areas and are perfect for food decorations and artistic gastronomy, as well as for the childcare sector as a safe alternative to other glues. Corrugated boxes and paperboard cartons are glued with hot-melt adhesives and an edible version would be suitable as a safe and sustainable option for food packaging.
RISE develops an edible hot-melt adhesive based on sugars with corresponding properties to adhesives based on synthetic polymers. The adhesive is suitable for foods as well as for technical applications.
Edible hot-melt adhesive