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Skills-Based Volunteering: The Next Generation of Business Leaders

H.B. Fuller's Jacque volunteers with BestPrep in Minnesota.
Posted 09/09/2019 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

Our employees use skills-based volunteering to help our company and their communities succeed. Learn how one H.B. Fuller employee gave back to his community.

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A Safer Way to Design Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

Family with an electric vehicle.
Posted 09/04/2019 by Elizabeth Knazs, Senior Application Specialist, Electric Vehicle/Battery

Automotive electrification has several key challenges, however, thermal management and the safety of the battery pack are two larger challenges that remain a continued focus. Battery cell makers and assemblers, system designers, tier suppliers, and OEMs need a complete battery solution that addresses key thermal management and safety elements.

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Skills-Based Volunteering: Supporting Communities Around the World

Engineers without borders (EWB) volunteering work.
Posted 08/29/2019 by Kimberlee Sinclair Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

H.B. Fuller employees are passionate about using their talents to give back to those in need – and we want to support and facilitate their efforts. Skills-based volunteerism leverages the specialized skills of volunteers to build infrastructure and capacity for nonprofits. Kellen O’Brien, a scientist at H.B. Fuller, has taken a hands-on approach to skills-based volunteerism. He has used his professional skills to help underserved communities around the world access clean, safe water.

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The Impact of Ever-changing Packaging Materials

Piles of boxes with packaging labels.
Posted 08/29/2019 by Melanie Lack, Business Manager for Tapes and Labels in EIMEA

Sustainability concerns from both consumers and packaging manufacturers are driving a shift in the materials used for all kinds of packaging. Since labels are an important element of the package, changing substrates means additional pressure on selecting the right adhesive for your labels to maintain its integrity and placement. Read our blog to learn about the impact of sustainable materials for packaging on logistic labels and join our team at Labelexpo Europe 2019 to discuss your business case face-to-face.

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Driving down packaging costs with adhesive Advantra® 9255 LP

 We are problem solvers: Advantra 9255 LP  Packaging Material Savings
Posted 08/29/2019 by Elizabeth Staab, Marketing Manager Packaging Solutions,EIMEA

Manufacturers are facing rising packaging costs, and many are looking at innovative ways to to reduce packaging materials, driving sustainability and also saving costs. H.B. Fuller's Advantra® 9255 LP is helping beverage manufacturers achieve savings by removing the need for cardboard slip sheets and reducing shrink wrap on pallets.

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Why Peel and Stick Wallpaper is the Next Design Trend

Removable wallpaper is a new design trend made possible by microsphere technology adhesives.
Posted 08/28/2019 by Dave Holbrook, Microsphere Technology Expert

Global adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller uses state-of-the-art microsphere formulations to enable peel-and-stick wallpaper technology. Learn more.

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Hot Melt Adhesive Issues: A Troubleshooting Guide

Hot melt being applied to a box.
Posted 08/13/2019 by Garrett Price, Packaging Adhesives Technical Manager

Hot melt adhesive issues can cause downtime and negatively affect adhesive performance. Use this troubleshooting guide to identify the probable causes and solutions to the top six hot melt adhesive problems.

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Problem Solving: There Must Be a Better Straw

Problem Solving: There Must Be a Better Straw, H.B. Fuller.
Posted 07/30/2019 by Jude Liddle, EIMEA Marketing Manager, Converting

There is an estimated 500 million plastic straws used and disposed of daily in the U.S alone, and another recent study estimates as many as 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the world's beaches. At H.B. Fuller, we’re doing our part to help manufacturers move away from plastic straws towards more sustainable options. Learn more about how we’re helping to create the paper straw of the future.

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A General Overview of Packaging Food Safety

Self full of cheese packed in food safe flexible packaging.
Posted 07/24/2019 by Justine Hanlon, Market Manager, Americas Adhesives Flexible Packaging

Food safety is an important subject in packaging, both globally and regionally. The role of packaging in food safety continues to grow as consumers eat more meals outside of the home and expect packaged foods to remain safe for extended periods of time. Here is a general overview of packaging food safety.

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“Inspired by Nature” Medical Adhesives

Medical Adhesives
Posted 07/19/2019 by Heather Walch, Global Director, Medical

Bio-inspired materials feed innovation in medical-grade adhesives The pace of innovation is evolving as many academic institutions and startups are developing unique solutions and new approaches to medical adhesion applications. Sticking to both dry and wet skin, as well as tissue, is an important consideration in medical adhesives. Here are a few of my favorite articles of outside-the-box thinking where inspiration for new products were found in nature.   Sticking Properties of an Octopus ...

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