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The future for solvent-based PSAs

Posted 02/14/2019 by Melanie Lack, Business Manager, Tapes & Labels

Global demand for pressure sensitive adhesives is increasing to meet the growing use of industrial tape to bond everything from our smartphones to the doors and windows in our homes. Melanie Lack, H.B. Fuller's business manager for tapes and labels, explores the role played by solvent-based PSAs in the tape market.

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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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Adhesives 101: The Basic Composition of Hot Melts

Posted 11/06/2018 by Gregg Howard, Technical Manager – Graphic Arts

Hot melt adhesives have been used in binderies and direct mail houses for years. A variety of hot melts are available in the marketplace, and product selection is highly dependent on intended end-use, manufacturing processes, and application equipment. Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) and ethylene-vinyl acetate adhesives (EVAs) are the two hot melt chemistries most commonly used in Graphic Arts. Although they differ in physical properties and performance characteristics, the composition of th...

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Advantra PHC8290 Hot Melt Adhesive

Shopping cart in a grocery store aisle.
Posted 01/09/2017 by John Anderson, Technical Sales Manager

Do More and Worry Less with Our Latest Clean, Efficient Hot Melt Packaging Adhesive Solutions Food and beverage manufacturers are constantly challenged with packaging their products to withstand harsh supply chains. In addition, packaging has become lighter and thinner to help eliminate waste and meet sustainability goals. We work tirelessly for our customers to provide innovative adhesive solutions that meet ever-changing needs in the market.   Recently, a leading packaged foods customer ...

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Perfecting Adhesives. Improving Lives.

Hot melt adhesive from H.B. Fuller.
Posted 08/12/2016 by Kimberlee Sinclair , Director, Global Communications

Think about how our world has changed, thanks – in part – to adhesive innovations. Cars and other vehicles are lighter due to advancements in chemical bonding. Fruits and vegetables are fresher. Floors and doors are more durable. Windows protect us from extreme temperatures and noise. Light bulbs are more energy efficient. This list goes on and on … For nearly 130 years, we at H.B. Fuller have helped customers imagine, create and design solutions that touch people’s live...

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