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Stronger straws, sustainable future

Posted 02/05/2019 by Pascal Alleno, Geographical Sales Manager for Converting Solutions

The humble drinking straw has found itself as one of the central villains of growing global concern about single-use plastic waste and its impact on the environment. Growing demand for sustainable alternatives is driving opportunities for innovation, particularly for paper straws. These straws require food-safe, water-resistant performance, and H.B. Fuller’s Swift®tak adhesives answer this challenge.

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Green Is the New Blue for UV Fluorescing Adhesives

Posted 05/09/2018 by Stephanie Lilje, Marketing Associate Converting Solutions, EIMEA

How much adhesive is included in a regular food package? Can you actually detect the total amount of adhesive in a corrugated case or a box of breakfast cereal? Adhesives are indeed a small part of packages, and the most visible components are plastic or carton. However, to ensure safety to consumers, the supply chain needs to be closely connected, including thorough raw materials selection. Choosing the right adhesive can generate efficiencies in the production line, better product performance...

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H.B. Fuller Is Caught Speeding – On the Paperboard Highway

Cardboard cup holder with disposable coffee cups.
Posted 09/12/2016 by Ruth Pechauer , NA Marketing & NPI Portfolio Manager, Converting

While there is nothing illegal about H.B. Fuller’s innovations that enable us to keep up with equipment trends for corrugated and folding carton converters, the speed with which our new adhesives are able to do so does make it seem as if we’re traversing the paperboard highway far beyond the speed limit. The introduction of Bobst’s new Asitrade V Single Face Laminator, which can be up to 50 percent faster than other laminating equipment, as well as the introduction of higher sp...

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Innovative Technology of Foam Adhesives for Micro-corrugated Boards: ACCCSA 2016

corrugated cardboard bottle carrier with empty glass bottles
Posted 08/18/2016 by Marcos Rodriguez, Strategic Account Manager, Packaging, Mexico

In recent years, market trends for the corrugated and packaging industry have moved towards the use of less paper to obtain cost reductions, as well as the need to move from traditional corrugated packaging to micro-corrugated packaging. In countries like Mexico, where there is a wide corrugator market, this is already a reality. The brewing industry is a prime example, having started using micro-corrugated packaging for the six, 12 and 24 packs. This change not only delivers great customer...

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