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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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Adhesive Innovations in an Engineer's World

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Posted 05/24/2018 by Henry Beller, Building Engineer

As an engineer, working in building construction is incredibly exciting. I watch as each project unfolds, starting with plans on paper, and culminating with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new, state-of-the-art building. Here’s what a typical project looks like for me. The Big Difference There are a lot of considerations I have to take into account as my team moves through each stage of construction. Fortunately, quality adhesives are what make all the difference. I begin by ensuring...

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H.B. Fuller Solutions to the Changing Automotive Lighting Industry

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Posted 05/01/2018 by Jason Lenhart, Lighting, Exteriors and Glass Bonding Product Manager, Global Automotive

The automotive lighting industry continues to grow and change at unprecedented rates. According to market research firm Yole Développement’s report ‘Automotive Lighting: Technology, Industry and Market Trends 2017’, the automotive lighting market is rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 percent, from $25.7 billion in 2016 to an estimated $35.9 billion in 2022. One technology that is rapidly displacing incandescent light source technology is Light Emittin...

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UAE acts with global perspective to improve food safety!

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Posted 04/24/2018 by Harsh Gupta, Business Manager India and UAE

As per the World Health Organization(WHO), unsafe or contaminated food in current times poses a serious global health hazard. Urbanization, convenience in travel and globalization lead to an increase in the risk of spreading foodborne diseases across international borders. Did you know nearly 600 million people worldwide are estimated to be exposed to contaminated food each year, of which 420,000 cases are fatal? UAE’s growing need for food safety standards While Dubai is identified as th...

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Go Local with Global Support

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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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