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LOCTITE LIOFOL LA 2790-22 (US) is a two-component solvent-based polyurethane adhesive. This adhesive is tailored for flexible packaging laminating and, when cured, exhibits optical clarity, an absence of odor, and elasticity. This adhesive is specifically designed for high-performance applications in food packaging laminations, including film/film and film/foil laminations. It offers outstanding resistance to heat and chemicals, making it suitable for laminations exposed to processes such as pasteurization, boiling water, sterilization, and retort conditions.

Supplied By: Henkel Corporation

Product Code: H01826

Regional Availability: Canada

Product Type: Adhesive, Solvent free (100% Solids) Adhesive

Application Method: Roller

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    • Designed for use in high performance, film/film and film/foil food packaging laminations.
    • It has excellent heat and chemical resistance.
    • Its primary use is for laminations exposed to pasteurization, boiling water, and sterilization and retort conditions.
    • This adhesive also can be used for general-purpose food packaging laminations, health care, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications.
    Adhesive Application Information

    % Running Solids:

    • Determine the adhesive viscosity based on your application method, cylinder selection and desired coating weight.
    • Typically, a coating weight between 2.5 – 3.0 lbs/ream (4.0-4.9 gm/m2 ) is used for retort laminations.
    • The chart below may be used for reference and is typical for LOCTITE LIOFOL® LA 2790-22/ LOCTITE LIOFOL® LA 5026-21 when diluted with Ethyl Acetate. Determine the % running solids required:

    Solvent Selection:

    • Select a dilution solvent. Urethane grade ethyl acetate is recommended.
    • However, methyl ethyl ketone or acetone may also be used.
    • Using a solvent other than ethyl acetate will change the viscosity curve shown above.


    • Calculate the amount of solvent required to dilute the adhesive and curing agent to the desired % running solids.

    Adhesive Mixing:

    • Weigh the desired amount of adhesive into a clean, dry container. While stirring under slow agitation, add the total amount of solvent calculated based on the desired batch size. Stir slowly for approximately 10 minutes.
    • Slowly add the curing agent to the stirring adhesive mixture. Stir for an additional 10 - 15 minutes. Cover the container to prevent additional solvent loss.
    Application Information

    Application Method:

    • The recommended method of application for this adhesive mix is with a standard gravure roll coater.
    • When using this type of conventional coating equipment, apply the adhesive at 20-35% TSC for best results.
    • Depending upon the film or foil combinations, and the end use of the lamination, apply approximately 2.5 – 3.0 lbs/ream (4.0-4.9 gm/m2 ) coating weight of adhesive.
    • Deep draw applications often require higher coating weights to accommodate the package elongation.


    • Optimum drying conditions are dependent on the specific machine speed, coating weight, dwell time, and efficiency of the dryer.
    • A system with good air volume and exhaust is more effective than extremely high temperature to remove the solvents.
    • The drying conditions should correlate to machine speed:
    • Example:
      • 50 – 60oC at 165 fpm
      • 60 – 80oC at 500 fpm
    • Dryers with multiple zones should be staged from a lower temperature in the first zone to higher temperatures in successive zones.
    • This will facilitate solvent removal without adhesive skinning. Extremely high temperatures and over-drying the adhesive can result in cure irregularities and lower performance.
    • Caution should be taken to establish the optimum process conditions for your equipment.

    Combining Nip:

    • The lamination of the primary and secondary substrates should exhibit excellent initial tack when combined at heated nip temperatures of 149-176°F (65-80°C).
    • Pressure and temperature of the laminating nip may require adjustment based on the appearance, degree of wrap angle, dwell time, and thickness of the substrates.
    Curing Information
    • The laminate can be further processed, rewound and slit after 3-4 days of curing at room temperature.
    • To achieve complete curing, i.e., total resistance to severe environments, allow 7-10 days of storage at room temperature.
    • Cure rate may depend on film combination.
    Cleaning Information

    Clean up of the application station is accomplished with solvents such as ethyl acetate, methyl ethyl ketone, acetone, or toluene. Protective gloves should be worn.

    Recommended Mixing Ratio
    • 5.5 parts by weight
    • 5.9 parts by volume


    Clear to transparent, yellow

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    • Canada

    Storage & Handling

    Shelf Life
    12 months
    Storage Information
    • It has a storage life of twelve months from date of manufacture.
    • They should be held at normal warehousing temperatures and stored in the original, unopened containers.
    • Containers of the adhesive or curing agent should not remain open for an extended period of time.
    • Material from opened containers should be consumed within a short period.
    • It is necessary to use all the adhesive, once the container is opened, unless there is means of purging the container with dry nitrogen.
    Handling Information
    • The coreactant, as received, has chemically active Isocyanate groups that will react with water, alcohols, amines, and similar materials containing active hydrogen groups.
    • Reseal containers and keep them tightly closed to maximize the storage life.
    • Nitrogen purging of original containers will have a similar effect.
    • Positive fresh air ventilation is necessary: otherwise use air supplied hood or chemical facemask.
    • Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors and mists. In case of persistent coughing, call a physician.
    • Keep adhesive away from heat, sparks and open flame. Avoid prolonged contact with skin.
    • Wash hands thoroughly after using or before smoking or eating. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting.
    • Drink one or two glasses of water and call a physician immediately.