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Don’t Leave Your Online Customer Experience to Chance—Shipping Boxes and Reverse Logistics

Fred easily opening a box with Open Sesame technology
Posted 02/22/2018 by Elizabeth Staab, Marketing Manager, Packaging Solutions EIMEA

Designing online packaging for reverse logistics Returned goods is a critical topic for online retailers globally. The return rate of online shopping sites varies depending on the types of products. In 2017, the number of online buyers worldwide was 1.66 billion. By 2021, it’s estimated that number will rise to over 2 billion. A number of e-retailers, online shopping insurance contracts laws in different countries guarantee online shoppers the right to return defective, damaged or undesir...

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Go Local with Global Support

H.B. Fuller team in India.
Posted 02/19/2018 by Harsh Gupta, Regional General Manager for the IMEE region

Rural Market is Catching Up with Urban Areas in India With India’s GDP set to grow at 7.2 percent in 2018, there is a favorable projection across all industries, spurred by rising purchase power, changes in spending patterns, consumer awareness, rising middle class, and various government initiatives. The Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market, the fourth largest sector in India, has a projected growth of 20.6 percent CAGR, with consumption spending almost doubling from 2016 to USD 3.6 ...

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Worldwide Supplier of Adhesives in the Automotive Industry

Colored world map
Posted 02/13/2018 by Matt McGreevy, Global Director, Transportation

  As a leading global supplier of automotive adhesives and sealants, H.B. Fuller knows what it takes to support multinational manufacturers of vehicles and parts. Being global means having our world-class products and services available where and when our customers need them. Our strong manufacturing and logistics network is the framework that yields the most important attribute of a global supplier - the ability to deliver locally. A shorter supply chain translates into reliable, responsi...

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Coming Together to Make a Difference

Make a Difference graphic for 2017.
Posted 02/08/2018 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

At H.B. Fuller, we believe in the importance of supporting the communities where we live and do business. Each year, we celebrate our commitment to giving back through our Make a Difference volunteer campaign. In 2017, over 1,100 employees in 17 countries donated more than 3,800 hours of service to their communities, positively impacting approximately 6,900 community members. As part of the Make a Difference campaign, employees are empowered to choose the local community needs they want to suppo...

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Synthetic Turf and the New Level of Performance

Close up of artificial turf used for sports.
Posted 01/10/2018 by Rich Vetterl, Technical Manager, Polymers

While there are benefits to playing sports on real grass, indoor football stadiums throughout the United States today opt for artificial turf as the playing surface of choice for gridiron football matches. It also is growing in popularity at professional outdoor stadiums as venues increasingly understand how the artificial turf benefits far outweigh their real grass counterpart. Some of the benefits of artificial turf include its durability, the little amount of maintenance that is required, ...

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