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Adhesives and the World of Recreational Vehicles

Posted 07/02/2018 by Jim Schone, Durable Assembly Market Manager

With the recent acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants by H.B. Fuller, the global adhesives manufacturer has expanded its adhesive product offerings in the world of recreational vehicles. According to a July 2017 CNBC article, “This year, RV shipments are expected to hit their highest level ever, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, marking the industry's eighth consecutive year of gains.” In fact, global RV sales is expected to “reach 472,200 uni...

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Adhesive Innovations in an Engineer's World

Posted 05/24/2018 by Henry Beller, Building Engineer

As an engineer, working in building construction is incredibly exciting. I watch as each project unfolds, starting with plans on paper, and culminating with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new, state-of-the-art building. Here’s what a typical project looks like for me. The Big Difference There are a lot of considerations I have to take into account as my team moves through each stage of construction. Fortunately, quality adhesives are what make all the difference. I begin by ensuring...

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Uncovering Adhesives at a Football Game

Posted 11/17/2017 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As a member of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, we began the year investigating all of the places where adhesives support American football. Check it out! 1. Uniforms. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that the NFL formalized a system of assigning jersey numbers, and today, those jerseys are held together by adhesives, such as H.B. Fuller’s HL9639 and 2U222 reactive hot melt technology, that provides breathable technology, soft feel, and excellent wash resistance. 2. Sh...

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Foaming Adhesives Power Woodworking Innovation

Woman laying on a hardwood floor representing foaming adhesives for woodworking.
Posted 03/24/2017 by Johannes Christiani, Business Development Manager, Woodworking EIMEA

The Power of Foam Today’s woodworking adhesives all-too-often fall short when it comes to product features, such as surface quality and coat weight. That’s where our line of foaming adhesives comes in.   Designed specifically for woodworking applications, our tailored adhesive products and process innovations meet customers’ critical needs, such as lowering cost-in-use, increasing efficiency and improving production output.   We understand the unique demands woodworki...

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Challenging the Industry Standard with High Quality Woodworking Products

H.B. Fuller product manager at a tradeshow.
Posted 11/16/2016 by Clint Zhang, Marketing Manager, Durable Assembly China & Korea

Sean Kong is the Sales Manager at the H.B. Fuller location in Guangzhou, China. He and his team realized that water-based adhesives were not meeting customer expectations in setting time and product quality, and they knew that the woodworking industry was eager to access new alternatives. Recognizing this need in the market, they set out to provide a solution that had shorter setting times (current manufacturers have setting times that average 4-6 hours with water-based adhesives), offer weather...

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