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Meet the H.B. Fuller Expert at INDEX™ 17
April 5, 2017

Meet the H.B. Fuller Expert @ INDEXTM 17 
Apr. 5, 2017, 1.30 p.m. - 1.50 p.m. 

PALEXPO Exhibition & Congress Centre, Geneva, Switzerland | Auditorium | Hall 1

Following the highly acclaimed speech at Hygienix 16, H.B. Fuller steps up again, this time at INDEXTM 17. Once every three years, the entire nonwovens industry and its suppliers converge on Geneva. Offering participants four intensive days of innovative ideas and profitable opportunities, together with a concentration of business contacts in the field, it is said to be unequalled anywhere in the world. As the event unfolds, key speakers will present on the very latest advances in technology and product development. Kristy Beckman’s talk is a highlight that shouldn’t be missed, especially as she’ll chat about our unique Conforma™ adhesive that has been shortlisted as an INDEXTM Award finalist - the highest accolade that can be given to a company in the nonwovens and related industries. Discover more here.

Stretching Your Possibilities: The Changing Dynamics of the Adult Incontinence Market and the Next Generation of Products 


Kristy Beckman
Director, Global New Product Management, Technology 
H.B. Fuller

Abstract: As the adult incontinence market continues to grow, market dynamics are changing dramatically. Talking about incontinence as a health issue has become more mainstream, and the use of incontinence products for mobile, active adults has made a huge impact on growth in this segment. With this growth comes a need to think differently about product design: thin, more absorbent, less odor, better fitting and discreet. 

During this presentation, Kristy will explore what features active, adult users want in incontinence products and where their needs are being met and where the industry has work to do to meet those needs. Plus, she’ll highlight how our new Conforma™ adhesive technology could help meet these needs for next generation adult incontinence product designs. 

Biography: Kristy Beckman leads H.B. Fuller's Global New Product Management efforts for the Hygiene and Nonwovens adhesives business. Under Kristy's leadership, the global innovation team is developing breakthrough technologies that are changing the game for the disposable, hygienic products market. Kristy has more than 20 years' experience in innovation management across multiple markets in the chemical industry. She joined H.B. Fuller in 2011 and has been working with the Global Hygiene Team since 2013. She has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Engineering Management degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She also holds a Black Belt in Design for Six Sigma and holds more than 15 patents across five different markets.

We’d love to talk to you about your business needs. Connect with us by setting up a time to meet at INDEXTM 17.

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Media Contacts

for News Media:
Kimberlee Sinclair
Director, Global Communications
H.B. Fuller
1200 Willow Lake Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55110
Office: +1-651-236-5823

for Investors:

Maximillian Marcy
Senior Manager, Treasury and Investor Relations
H.B. Fuller
1200 Willow Lake Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55110
Office: +1-651-236-5062

for All Others:
H.B. Fuller Corporate
1200 Willow Lake Boulevard 
P.O. Box 64683
St. Paul, MN 55164-0683