Bio-based adhesives, green adhesives … many definitions hide behind these words.
Among the words that describe how green an adhesive is, you can find natural-based
adhesives, bio-based adhesives, environmentally-friendly adhesives, renewable adhesives, sustainable adhesives... and it is easy to loose
the real meaning! Even so, the common point of these definitions is the positive
impact such adhesives have on their environment.
So far, starch-adhesives and dextrin-adhesives are
from far the greatest proportion of naturally-derived adhesives, playing a very
large part in industrial production, especially the packaging industry.