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year in review 2018

2018 Year in Review

Posted 22 Jan 2019 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Director, Global Communications

It’s been an exciting year at H.B. Fuller, filled with events, awards, and breakthrough innovations. Take a look at the top ten defining moments of 2018.


Super Bowl 52 Customer Connection Event. As a Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee sponsor, we were proud to be one of a group of companies to provide financial support, involvement and leadership to positively impact the community both during the Super Bowl and long after.


Electric Vehicle Battery Module Crash Protection. Our patent-pending EV Protect 4006, the latest innovation for battery module protection in electric vehicle applications, improves battery module performance. It also provides battery stability in vehicle collisions, allowing EV battery manufacturers to produce a safer product for consumers and first responders.


New Malaysia Technical Center Opened. We are thrilled to have opened our new technical application center in Malaysia, just one of the larger projects we’ve undertaken in the region. The investment brings new application capabilities in the market areas of hygiene, packaging, durable assembly, and woodworking for our customers, and demonstrates our commitment to Malaysia and the region.


Expanded UV Light Fluorescing Adhesives. We continue to help converters achieve zero-defects production with our expanded range of UV light fluorescing adhesives. Designed to perform with some of the most challenging packaging substrates, these innovative adhesive solutions offer the additional reassurance of fulfilling food safety requirements.


2018 Investor Day in New York. We celebrated our 15th year listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and CEO James Owens rang the closing bell on July 19th.


H.B. Fuller Named Strategic Supplier by Faurecia. We were excited to receive a Strategic Supplier award from Faurecia Interior Systems, global automotive parts manufacturer. The award recognized us for outstanding quality, innovation, sustainability, and economics in Automotive Interior Adhesives.


H.B. Fuller Receives Customer Recognition from Honeywell. We happily received a customer recognition award from Honeywell UOP, a leading international supplier and licensor for the petroleum refining, gas processing, and petrochemical industries. The award recognized us for using 100 million pounds of UOP MOLSIV™ powder over a 27-year commercial relationship.


H.B. Fuller FullVision™ Data Analytics Consulting Service Launched. Big data is a big challenge for most manufacturers, so we were excited to launch H.B. Fuller FullVision™. Using our proprietary software, our experts can analyze packaging line data and create a detailed report that helps customers develop targeted adhesive specifications and track line performance against industry benchmarks.


Lunamelt PS 4015 Launched. We introduced the Lunamelt™ PS 4015 sealing adhesive to market, an exceptional hot melt adhesive manufactured in our Pune, India, facility. It is ideally suited to the unique Indian climate and conditions to deliver excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates, including foamed polystyrene, aluminium, paper and rock wool.


One-Year Anniversary of the Royal Adhesives Acquisition. We celebrated our one-year anniversary of the Royal Adhesives acquisition, a critical business move that is helping to accelerate realization of our 2020 strategic objective to focus and grow in engineering adhesives and other highly specified market segments.


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H.B. Fuller 2018 year-in-review infographic.

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