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Consumers are continuously looking for lighter and cooler portable electronics devices. Every year, major smart phone manufacturers present lighter products with thinner screens in markets around the world. Thinner and lighter LCD screens have become one of the most important factors that consumers consider during the buying decision …

This week, we are at FITECMA in Buenos Aires, June 23-27, to showcase our adhesive solutions for the woodworking industry. We invite you to stop by Stand 430, where we will join our distributor Adhyser and Probos Portugal, global supplier of thermoplastic edges, to find out how we can help you increase your production efficiency so you can focus on developing new, market-driven products …

Decades ago, the demands on packaging were simple. It had to hold and protect a product so it could be transported from one place to another. Today, our expectations for packaging are much higher. We want it to differentiate, add value, reduce waste, support sustainability and build brand image. These increasing demands are challenging the packaging industry like never before …

Design is all about tradeoffs. The designer has to balance everything from cost and cosmetics to performance and durability and come up with an end result that can survive and thrive in today’s competitive markets. As devices become ever more complex, the connections that join a handful of components into finished products can have a huge impact on the speed, cost, and efficiency of manufacturing processes as well as the quality and performance of end products …

With more than decades of experience to the water filtration industry, H.B. Fuller is confident to showcase our comprehensive portfolio of liquid separations/reverse osmosis and hollow fiber potting solutions for the water filter industry at AQUATECH CHINA 2015, June 10-12 at National Exhibition & Convention Center in Shanghai, China …

We had a great week connecting with customers, suppliers and machine manufacturers at LIGNA 2015. At this successful event, the woodworking industry gathered to present the latest innovations that answer today and tomorrow’s challenges, trends and needs. Sustainability, lightweight panels and lightweight furniture, as well as decorative surface panels remain important matters for everyone. Makers to manufacturers were also interested to hear about how adhesives manufacturers are developing innovative and multi-functional solutions, which can support or even enhance the performance of the final product. …

Emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil and Indonesia are at the forefront for packaging growth. Increasingly strengthened economies, rising available income and improved retail infrastructures are the main drivers for this development. In terms of growth in sustainable packaging, Europe and North America have been at the forefront for several years. But a rising middle class with a growing conscience for health and environmental issues in the emerging markets is moving the scale in the other direction. …

Thinner cores continue to drive innovation in the diaper industry. Their ability to deliver improved comfort and fit, benefits to the supply chain, and a more environmentally-friendly product, make them a top priority for hygiene manufacturers everywhere, including Asia Pacific - the fastest growing region for disposable hygiene products. …

I can’t believe it was a year ago today that we had the official grand opening of our Packaging Center of Excellence in Saint Paul, Minnesota. What a great year it has been! We thank all of you who helped us celebrate the grand opening, and those who have visited us throughout the year. The Packaging Center of Excellence has helped guests, from near and far, solve adhesive application problems, test new substrates and become more knowledgeable in adhesive technologies. …

Innovations and trends being witnessed in the woodworking industry are multi-functional adhesives, speed and low cost production, efficient manufacturing, digitization and automation. …