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Stronger straws, sustainable future

Paper straws using adhesive technology from H.B. Fuller.
Posted 02/05/2019 by Pascal Alleno, Geographical Sales Manager for Converting Solutions

The humble drinking straw has found itself as one of the central villains of growing global concern about single-use plastic waste and its impact on the environment. Growing demand for sustainable alternatives is driving opportunities for innovation, particularly for paper straws. These straws require food-safe, water-resistant performance, and H.B. Fuller’s Swift®tak adhesives answer this challenge.

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Green Is the New Blue for UV Fluorescing Adhesives

Compass with an arrow leading to zero defects.
Posted 05/09/2018 by Stephanie Lilje, Marketing Associate Converting Solutions, EIMEA

How much adhesive is included in a regular food package? Can you actually detect the total amount of adhesive in a corrugated case or a box of breakfast cereal? Adhesives are indeed a small part of packages, and the most visible components are plastic or carton. However, to ensure safety to consumers, the supply chain needs to be closely connected, including thorough raw materials selection. Choosing the right adhesive can generate efficiencies in the production line, better product performance...

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Packaging Trends and Innovations in the Emerging Market of Africa

Tom Meek from H.B. Fuller
Posted 12/10/2016 by Tom Meek, Business Director, Africa

H.B. Fuller continues to expand its presence in the emerging market on the African continent while simultaneously addressing packaging trends and innovations to address the demands of consumers there. Population growth in Africa is the root of these new trends and innovations, and H.B. Fuller continues creating state-of-the-art solutions. In particular, products and services in the food and beverage market are in high demand, and H.B. Fuller is leading the way in providing adhesive solutions fo...

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