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Real Benefits from In-the-board Tape Reinforcement

Sesame Tape Reinforcement
Posted 04/10/2018 by Asuka Westbrook, Market Manager, Adhesive Coated Solutions

Corrugated box consumption is forecasted to steadily increase during the next five years according to a report by Smithers Pira. All types of products—from fresh and frozen foods to electrical goods—are shipped in corrugated boxes because it is the most economical and sustainable choice, which is increasing the need for tape reinforcement. Manufacturers rely on corrugated boxes to protect their products until they arrive at their final destination. The box needs to maintain its appe...

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How Quickly Can I Test Freshly Bound Books?

Testing Bookbinding Adhesive
Posted 04/04/2018 by Gregg Howard, Technical Manager – Graphic Arts

A question that comes up frequently in discussions with line operators and other technical personnel at binderies is: “How long should we wait before checking page pulls and flexes on freshly bound books?” The answer is highly dependent on the type of bookbinding adhesive being used in the process. Typically, in perfect binding, either an EVA-based hot melt adhesive or polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesive is used as the main bookbinding adhesive on the back of a book. Because the ch...

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Food safe packaging adhesives in focus, CFIA 2018

Woman shopping with a full basket at a grocery store.
Posted 03/22/2018 by Christine Vidal, Geographical Sales Manager for Packaging, France

  This years’ main topic at CFIA 2018 was food safety in Packaging. Understandably, many people we talked to at CFIA were enthusiastic to know how the latest technology will enable safety and regulatory compliance of adhesives in food packaging, along with better ways to achieve cleaner, more sustainable performance during application and use. This concern rises after several red flags about food regulations by both governmental as non-governmental organisations, and its direct impac...

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Safer Battery, Lighter Battery Pack and Greener Future

Hybrid battery for electric vehicles.
Posted 03/20/2018 by Stephen Neuman, Business Development Manager, Transportation

H.B Fuller’s Innovative Solution for Electric Vehicle Battery Module Crash Protection The transition to electric vehicle (EV) technologies that began only a decade ago is now gaining momentum globally and holds promise for a low-emission future. EV manufacturers are tirelessly striving to offer consumers higher performance electric cars every year. With the constant push for increased range, charge densities of battery modules continue to increase. Thermal management and structural designs...

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The Faster, More Convenient Alternative to Concrete

Fast2K fence post backfill.
Posted 03/09/2018 by Edson Fariello, Director, New Business Development Royal Adhesives & Sealants, now an H.B. Fuller company

With the recent acquisition of Royal Adhesives & Sealants by H.B. Fuller, the global adhesives manufacturer is excited to expand its depth of product offerings.

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