FDA Approved Adhesives for Food and Beverage Packaging

Food and beverage packaging must adhere to a very detailed set of safety standards, right down to the glue that brings it all together. LD Davis offers many high-quality, FDA approved glues that are safe for both direct and indirect food contact and can withstand extreme temperatures. Our versatile food and beverage packaging glues are used for case and carton sealing and folding, seal tray forming, package labeling, windowing, filters and many other applications. In fact, LD Davis offers top quality folding carton glues designed for high-speed performance on packaging lines and bottle labeling glues that provide optimal adhesion for a variety of substrates.

Animal and Liquid Glues

Many of our eco-friendly animal and liquid glue formulas are approved for indirect contact with dry and aqueous foods (Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Part 175 Indirect Food Additives: Adhesives and Components of Coatings, Subpart B Substances for Use Only as Components of Adhesives, Section 175.105 Adhesives). In food and beverage packaging, animal glues are often used for rigid food boxes, such as cereal or candy boxes, and liquid glues are often used for labeling and case and carton sealing and folding.

Pressure Sensitive and Hot Melt Glues

Many of our hot melt glues are FDA compliant for both direct and indirect food contact. Metallocene hot melt glues are specifically designed to provide the best quality bonds for the food and beverage packaging industry.

“After purchasing an Emmeci machine and receiving training from the Emmeci technical team, Central Packaging and Display was looking for in-depth training on adhesive. Matt, Safety Director and Quality Engineer at Central Packaging, had this to say about our on-site training in their Minneapolis facility: “Thank you for connecting Jeff Palmiter and I together. The training session went very well. Jeff has a talent for training. The information provided was exactly what I was looking for. Jeff’s knowledge of the glue, how to perform the necessary tests and required corrective action steps when results are not satisfactory is impressive. This is definitely a value added service. Jeff’s experience in the business certainly shows. We will be exploring other potential product use in the plant.”

— Matt, Central Packaging Display

“I wanted to thank Kelly and Maria for the training that they provided for us at Friesens Packaging. They gave us very helpful information on adhesives in general, and specifically, on the adhesives that we use with our equipment. I think the most value to us came through the time that they spent with our operators at the equipment. They provided good trouble-shooting information and made sure everyone understood how to measure and track various parameters to result in consistent glue and good adhesion. We have been making boxes for many years, but we believe you have made us even better at what we do! At Friesens we have always considered our vendors as partners in our business, and you certainly demonstrated your commitment to our partnership.”

— Jody, Friesens Packaging