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Helping Our Customers Stay Sustainable

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Posted 07/09/2019 by Chad Loula, Global Market Manager

Adhesives play a bigger role than you might think when it comes to sustainability. It’s estimated that in the U.S. alone, more than $300 billion on energy each year goes to drafty doors and windows, inefficient appliances and other energy wasters that could be easily remedied. How does H.B. Fuller make a difference in all of this? 

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4SG Thermoplastic Spacer—An Architect’s Dream

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Posted 04/23/2019 by Herb Lulf, Architect

As an architect, you know first-hand that the saying “an architect’s dream is an engineer’s nightmare” is often the case—your ambitious vision can clash with the realities of building construction, especially when it comes to windows. Fortunately, H.B. Fuller’s Ködispace 4SG thermoplastic spacer is the premier solution for both architects and insulating glass (IG) manufacturers.

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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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Ködispace 4SG: the Gas-Tight Insulating Glass Solution

Commercial insulated glass sealants.
Posted 08/29/2018 by Mike Speicher, Market Manager

As concerns about the health of our planet rise, there is an increased focus on energy efficiency. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings consume 41 percent of U.S. energy—more than the industrial (30 percent) and transportation (29 percent) sectors. In response, new technologies are necessary to improve the use of energy by residential and commercial buildings. In the U.S. insulating glass industry, Ködispace 4SG is revolutionizing the impact windows have on the ener...

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Innovation that Matters

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Posted 07/17/2018 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As one of H.B. Fuller’s core competencies, innovation is a vital, guiding principle in every aspect of our business. By considering what’s possible, our exceptional team around the world continually looks ahead, identifying current and future technical market opportunities and developing solutions to solve product design and adhesion challenges. In 2017, we worked with customers to solve their adhesion problems and introduced more than 100 products to market. Two of those products...

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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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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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Uncovering Adhesives at a Football Game

Football helmet with an H.B. Fuller logo and football on a field.
Posted 11/17/2017 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As a member of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, we began the year investigating all of the places where adhesives support American football. Check it out! 1. Uniforms. It wasn’t until the early 1950s that the NFL formalized a system of assigning jersey numbers, and today, those jerseys are held together by adhesives, such as H.B. Fuller’s HL9639 and 2U222 reactive hot melt technology, that provides breathable technology, soft feel, and excellent wash resistance. 2. Sh...

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H.B. Fuller Passes AAMA Verification Testing with SN2310T

AAMA Window Blog
Posted 09/11/2017 by Ralph Velazquez, Product Manager Engineering Adhesives

Recently, global adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller passed the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) verification for material to be used on back bedding window applications (the sealant material used to hold a glass window in a frame).   According to Paul McHale, H.B. Fuller’s Technical Service Manager and East Coast Sales Manager, “The verification comes as no surprise, given H.B. Fuller’s stringent testing and quality policies coupled with our environ...

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Ensuring Insulating Glass Manufacturers Run at Peak Performance

H.B. Fuller workers testing insulating glass to ensure manufacturers are running at peak performance.
Posted 09/06/2017 by Paul McHale, Window Sales Manager East

Insulating glass (IG) is designed to keep homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Assembling a high-quality, durable IG unit that will stand up to elements over time is as much about using the right assembly process as it is selecting the right materials. Some of the critical factors that will impact the performance of an IG unit include the type of sealant, side sealant thickness, spacer type, and desiccant matrix type and loading. Upper and lower process control limits have been e...

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