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Using Adhesives and Tapes to Reduce Packaging

Corrugated paper with green leaves
Posted 04/13/2021 by Erin L'Hotta, Marketing Manager

Demand for a circular economy is changing how Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brands design and package their products. Instead of producing in a linear fashion – where products are produced, used, and disposed of – it puts pressure on manufacturers to design with a "waste-out" approach. 

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Don’t Bat an Eye: Solutions for the Perfect Lash and More

Posted 04/07/2021 by Author: Joe Silvestro, Business Director, Health & Beauty

Global adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller stays on top of shifting consumer trends in the growing cosmetics industry. Learn more about our adhesive technologies.

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Getting More From Your Core: Trends in the Disposable Hygiene Market

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Posted 03/11/2021 by Nora Dreyer, Marketing Specialist, Personal Care

According to UNICEF, an estimated 140 million babies will be born in 2021, each of whom will require between 2,000 and 2,200 diapers in their first year of life. With this many diaper changes, the last thing any consumer wants is underperforming products, which cause discomfort to the baby. 

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How to Develop Liquid-Resistant Paper Straws

Paper Straws in Beverage
Posted 03/09/2021 by Erin L'Hotta, Marketing Manager, Paper Straws

As more and more consumers are adopting an “anti-plastic” movement mindset, paper straws are becoming an increasingly important alternative. Read this blog to learn about consumer attitudes toward paper straws and paper straw test methods for liquid resistance.

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Solutions for Better Telecommunications

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Posted 03/01/2021 by Cheryl Thomas, Global Business Director, Construction Adhesives

Telecom rapidly advances as more people rely on new generation wireless and connectivity. Learn how H.B. Fuller can strengthen your position in the industry.

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Substances of Interest in Disposable Absorbent Hygiene Products

Parents and grandparents smiling at a newborn baby
Posted 02/26/2021 by Author: Ameara Mansour, Global New Product Director

Disposable absorbent hygiene products (AHPs), which are produced for baby, adult, and feminine care, have evolved with the availability of advanced materials, their superior function to drastically improve quality of care, and improved convenience

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Celebrating Exceptional Service During COVID-19 Complications

H.B. Fuller Houston Plant Manager, Jesse Owens.
Posted 02/22/2021 by George DeRitter, Director of Operations

COVID-19 has profoundly changed businesses everywhere, forcing change for better and for worse. Jesse Owens, an operations facility leader, went above and beyond to ensure that disinfectant needs could keep up with the demands of the pandemic.

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Stronger, Efficient-Running Paper Straws

Two drinks with paper straws
Posted 02/18/2021 by Michel Cordos, Paper Straws Technical/Sales Account Manager

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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Cyanoacrylates: What They Are and What They Do

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Posted 02/11/2021 by Kimberly Tucker, Research Scientist

If you’ve ever wondered how cyanoacrylates have become so pervasive in the industry and what they have to offer, this is the article for you. Originally patented in 1949, cyanoacrylate adhesives have since become one of the fastest and easiest bonding methods for a wide variety of materials. By understanding the different varieties of cyanoacrylates available today, you’ll know exactly what you need for your next purchase.

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Problem Solving: Paper straws in drinking beverages

Problem Solving: There Must Be a Better Straw, H.B. Fuller.
Posted 02/05/2021 by Erin L'Hotta, Rigid Packaging, Marketing Manager

Worldwide push in making paper straws a reality 

Focusing on moving away from the existing extractive industrial model, the main goal of the circular economy is to reestablish growth and focus on positive, society-wide benefits. Its main principles are to design out waste and pollution, to regenerate natural systems, and to keep products and materials in flow. Various industries and organizations have committed to remove plastic waste by 2030, and the potential for an established circular economy is close.  Now is the time to shape this into reality. As we head into a more sustainable future, paper straws, although a small part, will have considerable effect on the environment and how consumers will experience beverages. 

 

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