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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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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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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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