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H.B. Fuller Celebrates Earth Day by Reaffirming Our Sustainability Commitment

Happy earth day from H.B. Fuller.
Posted 04/19/2018 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Director, Global Communications

Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day—a time set aside to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries are expected to take part in the annual, global event, which is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. How will you contribute? A Shared Responsibility At H.B. Fuller, we’re passionate about sustainability, and we believe that we each have a shared responsibility to take care of our planet. That&rsqu...

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Employee Volunteers Go Above and Beyond

H.B. Fuller volunteer of the year.
Posted 04/16/2018 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

H.B. Fuller has a long tradition of employee volunteerism and giving back to our communities through our employee volunteer program. To celebrate those employees who show true commitment in serving others, H.B. Fuller has recognized an employee volunteer with the Outstanding Volunteer Award annually since 1978. Susana Coelho, communications specialist, based in Mindelo, Portugal, was selected as the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Award. Since 2015, Susana has volunteered with Grupo de...

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Real Benefits from In-the-board Tape Reinforcement

Sesame Tape Reinforcement
Posted 04/10/2018 by Asuka Westbrook, Market Manager, Adhesive Coated Solutions

Corrugated box consumption is forecasted to steadily increase during the next five years according to a report by Smithers Pira. All types of products—from fresh and frozen foods to electrical goods—are shipped in corrugated boxes because it is the most economical and sustainable choice, which is increasing the need for tape reinforcement. Manufacturers rely on corrugated boxes to protect their products until they arrive at their final destination. The box needs to maintain its appe...

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How Quickly Can I Test Freshly Bound Books?

Testing Bookbinding Adhesive
Posted 04/04/2018 by Gregg Howard, Technical Manager – Graphic Arts

A question that comes up frequently in discussions with line operators and other technical personnel at binderies is: “How long should we wait before checking page pulls and flexes on freshly bound books?” The answer is highly dependent on the type of bookbinding adhesive being used in the process. Typically, in perfect binding, either an EVA-based hot melt adhesive or polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesive is used as the main bookbinding adhesive on the back of a book. Because the ch...

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Cardboard Engineering: A Creative Approach to STEM

H.B. Fuller logo in cardboard.
Posted 03/23/2018 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

Cardboard Engineering: A Creative Approach to STEM At H.B. Fuller, we recognize the importance of innovation and the power of science to shape our world. We also know how critical it is to support the next generation of scientists and engineers. In 2018, the H.B. Fuller Company Foundation is proud to sponsor the Science Museum of Minnesota’s Year of the Engineer, and specifically, the Cardboard Engineering Gallery. Throughout the year, the Science Museum will be highlighting the importan...

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