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Innovation that Matters

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Posted 07/17/2018 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As one of H.B. Fuller’s core competencies, innovation is a vital, guiding principle in every aspect of our business. By considering what’s possible, our exceptional team around the world continually looks ahead, identifying current and future technical market opportunities and developing solutions to solve product design and adhesion challenges. In 2017, we worked with customers to solve their adhesion problems and introduced more than 100 products to market. Two of those products...

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Advantra® 9280 – An Adhesive for All Seasons

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Posted 07/04/2018 by Harsh Gupta, Regional General Manager IMEE Region

Driven by a booming economy, growing urbanization and an increasing proportion of middle-class consumers, India’s organized retail and e-commerce markets are set to take off. Retail revenue alone is expected to increase at an annual rate of 12 per cent and double to $3.6 trillion by 2020. With India predicted to become the world’s most populous nation by 2050, these numbers are only likely to grow – helping cement Asia’s place as the world’s leading packaging consum...

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Adhesives and the World of Recreational Vehicles

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Posted 07/02/2018 by Jim Schone, Durable Assembly Market Manager

With the recent acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants by H.B. Fuller, the global adhesives manufacturer has expanded its adhesive product offerings in the world of recreational vehicles. According to a July 2017 CNBC article, “This year, RV shipments are expected to hit their highest level ever, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, marking the industry's eighth consecutive year of gains.” In fact, global RV sales is expected to “reach 472,200 uni...

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H.B. Fuller Company Announces Twin Cities Grants

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Posted 06/27/2018 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

This May, the H.B. Fuller Company Foundation announced $75,000 in grants to 10 nonprofits in the Twin Cities. These grants support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and youth leadership development programs for youth in our headquarters community. The H.B. Fuller Company Foundation’s STEM and Youth Leadership grants are employee directed. A committee of employee volunteers brings our commitment to philanthropy to life by learning about each of our grantees and vis...

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Five Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2018

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Posted 06/15/2018 by David Moorman, Vice President, Operations Excellence

The manufacturing industry continues to shift as managers look to explore new technologies and streamline operations. But, in addition to better software, it is imperative that they finetune their processes and manufacturing strategy. Manufacturers who adopt the latest trends will create business value and position themselves as the leaders in the industry. Here are five trends worth incorporating into your business model. 1. Focus on the Fundamentals The basics of quality and supply chain ...

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