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:
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.
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:
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+ .
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.
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:
The savings to the customer was $45,000+ .
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:
The savings to the customer was $100,000 + from savings in mileage, productivity and roll damage reduction.
The H.B. Fuller PlyABLE™ Adhesive System in action