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Stay ahead with H.B. Fuller – Solutions for the Future

Posted 01/29/2019 by Harsh Gupta, Regional GM - India, Middle East and Egypt

Staying strong and competitive

With paper packaging becoming an increasingly attractive solution for manufacturers in India, the need for consistent, high quality materials has become an important driver of competitive advantage. Paper is a very convenient, light, user-friendly, printable, cost-effective and environmentally-safe option for packaging.   

The main challenge for the industry has been to sustain profitability while managing rising raw material costs, a changing tax environment, and customers demanding new and better products, as well as addressing the challenges posed by India’s climate and infrastructure conditions. It all adds up to a daunting task! So, what can manufacturers do to thrive in this competitive world? The easiest solution would be to find collaborative partners, as it is a well-known fact that teamwork can solve problems that overwhelm even the most creative of brains. Read on to know how H.B. Fuller can be your reliable partners for growth!

Improve quality and operational efficiency

With general purpose adhesives, like Swift®tak 5161 and IpacollTM5202, we deliver fast-setting, reliable on-machine performance products that are easy to clean and offer operational and economical benefits. Our Swift®tak 5580, a multi-OEM approved side seam adhesive for folding cartons, is ideal for high-speed application lines, providing premium performance on contactless nozzle systems, giving very high initial tack and minimal tailing.

Give your product that additional edge with H.B. Fuller’s range of starch additives that can provide water resistance to your product, while increasing corrugating speed, improving board quality and reducing wastage. 

Innovate for new marketsCorrugated boxes with a green leaf sticking out of them.

Industry experts know that the INR 180 billion corrugated box market of India is saturated with players, who are largely small to medium enterprises. This doesn’t leave much room for creatively reducing operational costs. It is necessary to keep an eye out for what’s trending in the market, and how to gain that competitive advantage.

One key trend is related to manufacturing that supports environmental sustainability. With the ban on plastics, paper has become a very important medium. Consider the option of producing paper straws for drinking beverages with H.B. Fuller’s innovative, water-resistant Swift®tak 5625, which is approved for direct food contact. This versatile adhesive is safe and non-abrasive to nozzles and also enables manufacturers to achieve FEFCO 9 standards, delivering a strong side seam bond for all corrugating boards.

Reimagine the Future – a glimpse ahead

Did you know that the e-commerce industry in India, growing at an annual rate of 51 percent, is the highest in the world? With the wide variety of products available online, the primary packaging challenge for the e-commerce sector is providing tailored packaging sizes or on-demand packaging. H.B. Fuller is proud to be collaborative partners with OEMs to help customers meet this challenge.

Stay connected and stay innovative for tomorrow

At H.B. Fuller, we get that quality flows from you to your customer. With us, you get a partner with technical expertise that understands your product and processes and can help enhance your performance and quality, while increasing operational efficiency. We help you find innovative solutions for current challenges and strive to solve your needs of tomorrow. Join us at PRINTPACK INDIA 2019 at Booth F7, Hall 9 and discover how to reinvent the future! 


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