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Top 4 Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO

Posted 09/25/2018 by Erin L’Hotta, Marketing Manager, Packaging & Converting

Consumer trends have a tremendous effect on how the packaging industry is shaped. As our customers respond to meet consumer demands, we are right there with them with innovative adhesive solutions that help improve the quality, performance and line efficiency of their products. In a few weeks, we will be at PACK EXPO, the world’s largest packaging trade show, learning about the latest packaging equipment and technologies. Here’s a preview of what we will be talking about while we’re there.

FullVision™ Consulting Services* Big data is a big challenge for most manufacturers, as they often find that there is not enough time and resources to collect, analyze and make sense of large quantities of data. Using H.B. Fuller proprietary software, H.B. Fuller FullVision™ experts analyze your packaging line data and create a detailed, viewer-friendly report that helps you develop targeted adhesive specifications and track line performance against industry benchmarks.

FullCheck™ Adhesive Stencils Incorporate H.B. Fuller FullCheck™ Adhesive Stencils into your quality assurance (QA) process to verify case and carton sealing quality and to reduce rework. This simple-to-use stencil ensures proper bead placement and adhesive quantity on your cases and cartons. Use our step-by-step, self-service online tool to build your custom stencil, or let H.B. Fuller determine the optimal positioning for your packaging lines.

Open-Sesame® Shelf-ready opening adds clean-edge opening without distressing package integrity and turns a regular slotted carton (RSC) into a cost-effective, shipper-to-display box.  This design helps customers reduce material use and transportation costs, and it enables packaging to be serviceable in existing packing lines.

Easy-tear tape offers a fast alternative to opening packages with sharp tools. In the commercial baking industry, for example, this tape creates a faster baking system by giving users quicker access to the contents of the package.  Click here to watch the easy opening system in action, as demonstrated by Rise Baking Company’s Fast Pan System.

Flexible Packaging Our flexible packaging group continues to innovate in water-based, solvent-based, and solventless adhesive technologies with a growing focus on sustainability and end-of-life requirements. Upcoming product launches will include safer adhesives and a product that laminates nylon film with the ability to pouch in one day while meeting PAA decay limits. We help converters address their biggest challenges by providing them with innovative adhesive solutions and processing support.

Want to learn more? Visit our booth (S2372) at PACK EXPO. Click here for details.

*If you’re attending PACK EXPO and would like a preview of FullVision™ Consulting Services, attend our Innovation Stage demonstration. We’ll be at booth N4560 on Wednesday, October 17 at 12:00 p.m.


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