Brilliant Max Cure

Brilliant Max Cure are two-part solvent-free adhesive systems that provide fast physical cure, 48-hour PAA decay, robust food safety compliance and enhanced environmental sustainability

Brilliant Polymers announces the launch of a versatile new range of solvent-free adhesives under the brand Max Cure. The Max Cure range consists of state-of-the-art formulations based on low monomer systems and has excellent fast physical and chemical curing properties.

Key Features

Superior Physical Cure

Physical cure refers to bond and heat seal development after lamination.

Max Cure technology offers:

Superior Chemical Cure

Chemical cure refers to how quickly the packing material is able to comply with food safety regulations with regard to PAA migration.

Max Cure technology offers:

Additional Performance Advantages

In addition to benefits of fast physical and chemical cure, Brilliant'’s Max Cure range of solvent-free adhesives offers better functional performance:

Benefits of Solvent-free Adhesives

Brilliant M5511 / M500 / M599

A Modular System

With its innovative modular technology, the Max Cure range of adhesives can be paired with various hardeners to deliver a wide range of performance properties. The first offering under the Max Cure brand is the adhesive M5511 which can be paired with two different hardeners, M500 and M599 for a variety of applications:

M5511 / M500
Medium high performance applications including packing of liquids, bulk bags and aggressive filling goods like alcohol.

M5511 / M599
General to medium performance applications and is especially suited for printed substrates and high speed metalized film applications.

Max Cure at your Doorstep

We can help with your product development needs at your manufacturing site. Our experienced technical team can visit your site to trial the Max Cure range on your machines and train your operators.

Food Safety Promise

As a leading supplier of laminating adhesives for flexible packaging, it is our endeavor to provide continuously improved adhesive solutions to enhance food safety compliance and mitigate any risk of PAA migration. Brilliant’s Max Cure range of solvent-free adhesives enables PAA decay in under 48 hours thereby helping the packaging industry adhere to the most stringent food safety regulations.

3 Components of Food Safety Compliance

Compositional Compliance

Raw Materials need to be on the positive lists of raw materials as prescribed by global legislation

Migration Compliance

Migration of any components, particularly primary aromatic amines, needs to be within prescribed limits

Good Manufacturing Practices

Adhesives need to be manufactured in accordance with GMP. Nothing in the adhesive should impact the organoleptic properties of the packaged food in any way

Chemical Cure Explained

What are Primary Aromatic Amines (PAA)?

Polyurethane adhesives based on aromatic isocyanates are commonly used to produce flexible packaging. PAA can form if the adhesive has not fully cured before the laminate is filled with food. In such a case, residual isocyanate monomers in the adhesive can react with the moisture from the packaged food and PAA will be formed.

Max Cure

A Brilliant Solution

The Max Cure range of adhesives cuts down physical and chemical cure times from 4-5 days to under 48 hours thereby mitigating the risk of PAA migration and ensuring compliance with food safety regulations.

What is the concern?

PAA can migrate into the food which is a health hazard for the consumer since PAA are considered to be carcinogenic.

There are several reasons migration of PAA can occur:

A. Incorrect mix ratio of the adhesive

B. Insufficient curing time

C. Low temperature or ambient humidity during curing

D. Certain types of substrates can also play a role