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How to Turn Big Data into Improvements that Result in World-Class Operations

Data mining for manufacturers.
Posted 01/16/2019 by Erin L’Hotta, Marketing Manager for Packaging & Converting

H.B. Fuller experts in our Packaging adhesives business unit recently led an Innovation Stage presentation about data analytics in manufacturing at Pack Expo 2018 International trade show. This event was highly informative and generated a lot of excitement about our new H.B. Fuller FullVision™ Data Analytics Consulting Service. To learn all about this topic, you are invited to read our white paper: How to Turn Big Data into Improvements that Result in World-Class Operations. In this whit...

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Adhesive technology for tapes. Simply clever performance.

Adhesive technology for tapes.
Posted 01/14/2019 by Melanie Lack, Business Manager, Tapes & Labels

Tapes provide a simple and efficient way to connect all sorts of different materials in many day-to-day applications, from vehicles to electronic goods, and from medical devices to windows. Whilst the bonding solution may appear simple, the adhesive technology underpinning its performance is often much more sophisticated. This is where tape manufacturers can really benefit from accessing the resources of an adhesive partner with the widest breadth of expertise in adhesive technology.   Mo...

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Make in India? H.B. Fuller turns global into local!

Indian woman representing the hygiene industry.
Posted 01/08/2019 by Harsh Gupta, Regional General Manager for the India, Middle East and Egypt Region

Growing Hygiene Industry The Hygiene industry in India is growing rapidly across all segments, largely due to rising disposable and per capita incomes, increasing number of employed women, and numerous government and NGO initiatives. Between 2017 and 2022, the sanitary protection market is projected to grow at a rate of 11 percent CAGR in unit volume terms, the baby diaper segment at 17 percent, and the retail adult incontinence market is set to show a growth at close to 17 percent CAGR in unit...

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With Electric Vehicles, Adhesive Makers Can’t Stick to Their Old Ways

Woman charging an electric vehicle.
Posted 01/04/2019 by Adam Turner, DirectIndustry E-Magazine

Article excerpts from Adam Turner’s article originally published by DirectIndustry e-magazine.  As electric vehicles present new manufacturing and operational challenges compared to traditional combustion engines, automotive adhesive makers can’t afford to stick to their old ways. “Electric vehicle designers often favor adhesives over mechanical fasteners in order to shed weight, as every gram impacts a vehicle’s range,” says Matt McGreevy, global marketing a...

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Re-imagine and Re-invent the Indian paper converting market!

Paper straws held together by adhesives.
Posted 12/19/2018 by Harsh Gupta, Regional General Manager for the IMEE Region

A dynamic and growing market The Indian paper industry has witnessed a dramatic increase in domestic demand from 9.3 million tons in 2008 to 17.1 million tons in 2018, and it is projected to increase to 20.8 million tons by 2021 with growth expected in all segments. The packaging paper and board segment is projected to grow at 8.9 percent to reach 11.1 million tons by 2021, while the printing industry is expected to show a growth rate of 4.5 percent, reaching 5.8 million tons. This substantial...

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H.B. Fuller Expands Corporate Volunteerism in Brazil

Adecol in Brazil Make a Difference day for H.B. Fuller.
Posted 12/14/2018 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

Every day, each of us has an opportunity to do something that can positively impact the lives of the people in our communities. In addition to the sense of personal fulfillment that volunteering can create, corporations know that active participation in volunteerism programs improves employees’ performance and engagement. That’s why H.B. Fuller is so passionate about supporting corporate social responsibility, and why we’re proud that the team in Brazil (a result of H.B. Fu...

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Understanding Underfill

Underfill for the electronics market from H.B. Fuller.
Posted 12/13/2018 by Fei Xie, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Microelectronics Packaging, Assembly, Reliability and Material

According to the Thermal Management Market by Material Type (Adhesive, Non-Adhesive), Devices (Conduction, Convection, Advanced, Hybrid), Service (Installation & Calibration, Optimization & Post Sales), End-Use Application - Global Forecast to 2022 report, the thermal management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.91 percent with a total worth of $14.24 Billion USD by 2022. This market growth is likely due to a higher demand for smaller and lighter devices and an increased need f...

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E-commerce collaboration for packaging on-demand

E-commerce collaboration for packaging on-demand
Posted 12/06/2018 by Crjstians Porcheddu, Business Manager, EoL Packaging and Labeling - EIMEA

Opportunity knocks for sustainable e-commerce Online shopping is a well-recognized global megatrend. The internet is now the natural starting point for most purchases, with high levels of demand, portals and choices arising every day. And, consumers and businesses alike want optimized packaging that makes sending and receiving purchases easier, less expensive and more sustainable. This provides a fantastic market opportunity for packaging and logistics companies, with predictions for global B2...

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A Reactive Thermoplastic Spacer for Structural Glazing Facades

A Reactive Thermoplastic Spacer with Excellent Durable Energy Efficiency for Structural Glazing Facades
Posted 12/04/2018 by Mike Speicher, Market Manager

Minimizing the energy consumption of buildings has become a global objective and an important goal in building design and construction. The future will see a continuous tightening of energy efficiency standards on an international level and of the energy performance level of building envelopes. To meet the demand for primary energy sustainability, an optimized thermal insulation - especially in the facade and window surface of buildings - has to be ensured. As a result of highly effective glass...

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H.B. Fuller Company Announces Twin Cities Grants

STEM grants and youth leadership.
Posted 11/28/2018 by Kimberlee Sinclair, Executive Director, H.B. Fuller Company Foundation

This November, the H.B. Fuller Company Foundation announced $75,000 in grants to 10 nonprofits in the Twin Cities. These grants support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and youth leadership development programs for youth in our headquarters community. Since 1986, H.B. Fuller has been supporting communities around the world where our employees live and work through the H.B. Fuller Company Foundation. In 2017, H.B. Fuller gave $1.3 million to support STEM education and ...

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