Where Adhesive Innovation and Tissue and Towels Come Together.

Enhanced performance, improved mileage and better bond strengths give you the H.B. Fuller advantage.

For many years, we have been perfecting and innovating adhesives for the tissue and towel industry. We have adhesives that run faster with less downtime. Our robust line of proven products for all applications has enabled us to obtain extensive knowledge of the converting industry and allows us to assess, optimize and solve issues quickly.

Our family of proven products is designed to do more in the following applications:

Adhesive solutions for transfer:

Increased open time: which is the time the adhesive sits up on the core and still provides the necessary tack. This can reduce or eliminate the need to brush on adhesive or cull cores during roll changes. Typically, this can save 6 – 10 cores per hour, depending on the number of line stoppages. 

  • High tack: Allows for improved speed, higher productivity
  • Mileage:  Optimize the application amount to reduce cost in use
  • Excellent release: The paper releases completely from the core
  • Clean running:  Low stringing properties provides reduced rewinder build up and precise adhesive placement, Perfect for todays high speed operatring ranges
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A Transfer Success Story:

Problem:
Customer uses PRODUCT-X for towel transfer. Product appeared to work well, however CUSTOMER-X was interested in achieving reduced costs. How and what to use?

Solution: We tested our WB 4997M against PRODUCT-X and observed:

  • Increased open time was achieved
  • Eliminated the need to pull cores between roll changes and other stoppages

Savings Calculation Example: AxBxCxDx360 = Savings to Customer
 
A = # of cores discarded per roll change
B = # of roll changes per shift
C = # of shifts per day
360 = # of days per year that they run
D = $$ per core.
2 x 24 x 2 x 360 x $0.50 = $17,280 and this does not include any labor. Adhesive spend for this line is ~$75,000, roughly a 22% cost reduction.

The savings to the customer was $17,280+ .

Adhesive solutions for tail tie:

Increased penetration: Increased penetration through multiple layers of tissue, resulting in fewer in loose tails, reduced waste, increased productivity, and reduction of ply mis-match and customer complaints.

  • High tack: Reduction in loose tails for savings in waste and productivity
  • Mileage: Optimize the application amount to reduce cost in use
  • Excellent release: The first sheet releases completely from the roll
  • Clean running: Cost savings by increased productivity (shutdowns for clean up) and quality improvements from contamination due to adhesive in unwanted areas of the roll
  • Quality control: Number one complaint is usually ply mismatch, often related to poor tail tie application/performance
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A tail tie Success Story:

Problem: Customer uses PRODUCT-X for towel tail tie. Product appeared to work well, however CUSTOMER-X was interested in achieving a mileage improvement and less waste. How and what to use?

Solution: We tested our WB 4959 against PRODUCT-X and observed:

  • Reduced add-on by 25% through superior tack
    • Estimated $5,000
  • Reduced waste by 95%
    • Based on 2,000 cases/day at ~$10/case and 1% waste, the average daily expense was $200. The line runs 200+ days which yields an annual savings of $40,000+


The savings to the customer was $45,000+
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Adhesive solutions for laminating:

  • High tack: Allows for improved speed, higher productivity, and the ability to run a wide range of paper grades, including TAD
  • Mileage: Optimize the application amount to reduce cost in use. This can be achieved by the ability to run lower solids (more dilution water) or applying less due to excellent bond performance
  • Clean running: This covers several areas. Less build up on marrying roll, requiring less time for clean up. Also, as the marrying “builds-up” with adhesive, they may experience a “pick” of uneven pressure, both of which can negatively impact bond, resulting in lower speeds and/or quality issues
  • Low/no foam: Many machines are equipped with a “Chamber” system which is demanding on adhesive. The result is foaming, which can create poor bonds and clean up issues. Products like TT3005 and WB2733MD are some of the best in the industry at controlling foam

A Laminating success story:

Problem: Multiple customers are using PRODUCT-X for towel laminating. Product appeared to work satisfactory; however CUSTOMER-X was experiencing several negative side effects.

Solution: We tested our TT 3005 against PRODUCT-X and observed:

  • PRODUCT-X built up on level control sensor in the run tank
  • Prevented the pump from turning on to refill tank with fresh adhesive
  • Starving the adhesive application
  • The result was lost production and damage to the applicator roll
  • Clean up needed on a regular basis
  • Improvement in all above areas was observed when using TT 3005
  • Various accounts have seen mileage savings of 10 – 40%
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The savings to the customer was $100,000 + from savings in mileage, productivity and roll damage reduction.

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 The H.B. Fuller PlyABLE™ Adhesive System in action