Industry Trends


Adhesives and the World of Recreational Vehicles

Inside of a small-sized recreational vehicle.
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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Five Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2018

Illustration of a manufacturing line.
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

Architectural drawing of a building with call outs to the spots of glue.
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

Autolamp headlight.
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!

A family from UAE enjoy an outdoor picnic.
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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