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Powering sustainable adhesives for woodworking businesses

Posted 05/09/2019 by Iñaki Sigler, Marketing Manager for Durable Assembly in EIMEA

With consumer pressure growing on manufacturers to be more sustainable, businesses know that this can be a key differentiator. As a true industry partner, H.B. Fuller has developed a series of new, more environmentally-friendly adhesive solutions for the woodworking industry. Connect with our experts at Ligna 2019 to discover the next generation of woodworking adhesive technology.

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Take a deep breath…

Posted 02/06/2019 by Johannes Christiani, Business Development Manager, Woodworking EIMEA

The reclassification of formaldehyde as a Carcinogen Category 1B, and a category 1 skin sensitizer under EU regulations has come about as understanding of the risk of VOCs to health grows. Today, consumers are looking for ways to reduce the amount of VOCs in the air they breathe in homes, offices and hospitals. 

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Connecting decoration, durability and functionality

Posted 08/13/2018 by Tim Moore, Technical Manager, Durable Assembly

As their name implies, decorative surfaces seem to have the primary purpose of being decorative—something we like to look at. Just by looking around our homes, we are likely to spot a variety of decorative surfaces, such as the floor, our side tables, the kitchen cabinets and countertops, the bookshelves, our desk or the dining table. And, design trends and consumer preferences certainly have a large influence on the diversity of materials, colors and patterns. However, there is much more ...

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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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Can’t stand the heat? Then get out of the kitchen…or not.

White kitchen cabinets.
Posted 06/27/2017 by Mike Moren, Market Manager, Durable Assembly

Thermofoil cabinet doors are becoming popular in many of today’s kitchens. These vinyl-faced doors are available in a variety of styles and colors, easy to clean, and seamless. Commonly assembled with medium-density fiberboard (MDF) cores, Thermofoil vinyl-faced doors are more stable, have a lower tendency to bow or crack, and usually cost less than solid wood. Since Thermofoil laminate adhesive cabinets also have superior moisture resistance, they are often installed in kitchens and bathr...

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