April 21, 2011
As the world celebrates Earth Day tomorrow, it is a good time to reinforce to our customers that H.B. Fuller is focused on environmental stewardship, innovative product development and workplace safety. With sustainable business practices and products increasingly on everyone’s mind, this is an ideal opportunity to share how our unique adhesives, sealants, coatings and specialty polymers are enabling our customers’ sustainability initiatives around the world.
In the packaging industry, our advanced adhesives and unmatched technical support help our customers expand their current sustainability practices or implement new initiatives. For example, our revolutionary new Advantra Encore™ packaging adhesive platform for case and carton sealing provides increased mileage, resulting in reduced adhesive consumption. It also performs across broad service temperature ranges with one adhesive product, driving efficiency in manufacturing. Our announcement this week of the acquisition of the Liquamelt® Adhesive Packaging System adds the packaging industry’s first cool, green, on-demand, liquid rapid set adhesive and proprietary equipment solution to the H.B. Fuller portfolio. In the growing flexible packaging market, H.B. Fuller recently expanded our proven Flextra™ family of laminating adhesives by introducing Flextra Quiet™ 1000— a groundbreaking adhesive that resolves the challenge of noisy PLA-based sustainable flexible packaging.
In the solar market, H.B. Fuller’s reactive hot melt adhesives streamline panel manufacturing processes to help our customers save energy and materials. Also helping to save energy, our window adhesives and sealants prevent energy loss in demanding building applications. We created H.B. Fuller’s new Global Center of Excellence in Applications Development for the window and solar industries so that we can deliver innovative solutions to customers at a fast pace.
And there’s more…
We develop low VOC content and VOC-free polymers for interior paints as well as high performance formaldehyde free polymers for insulation fiberglass and wood composite applications. This helps improve indoor air quality and is environmentally friendly. For the filtration market, our NSF certified adhesives help enable the production of cleaner water and air. Our industrial coatings help improve indoor air quality and insulate natural gas pipelines for safety and efficiency. And our flooring installation products help our customers in the building industry achieve LEED certification.
Because every day is Earth day, H.B. Fuller is focused on sustainability for our customers and our world. Contact us to learn how H.B. Fuller can help you enhance your sustainability initiatives.
Global Director of Strategy and Marketing