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Top 4 Packaging Innovations at PACK EXPO

Posted 09/25/2018 by Erin L’Hotta, Marketing Manager, Packaging & Converting

Consumer trends have a tremendous effect on how the packaging industry is shaped. As our customers respond to meet consumer demands, we are right there with them with innovative adhesive solutions that help improve the quality, performance and line efficiency of their products. In a few weeks, we will be at PACK EXPO, the world’s largest packaging trade show, learning about the latest packaging equipment and technologies. Here’s a preview of what we will be talking about while we&rsq...

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Real Benefits from In-the-board Tape Reinforcement

Posted 04/10/2018 by Asuka Westbrook, Market Manager, Adhesive Coated Solutions

Corrugated box consumption is forecasted to steadily increase during the next five years according to a report by Smithers Pira. All types of products—from fresh and frozen foods to electrical goods—are shipped in corrugated boxes because it is the most economical and sustainable choice, which is increasing the need for tape reinforcement. Manufacturers rely on corrugated boxes to protect their products until they arrive at their final destination. The box needs to maintain its appe...

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Don’t Leave Your Online Customer Experience to Chance—Shipping Boxes and Reverse Logistics

Posted 02/22/2018 by Elizabeth Staab, Marketing Manager, Packaging Solutions EIMEA

Designing online packaging for reverse logistics Returned goods is a critical topic for online retailers globally. The return rate of online shopping sites varies depending on the types of products. In 2017, the number of online buyers worldwide was 1.66 billion. By 2021, it’s estimated that number will rise to over 2 billion. A number of e-retailers, online shopping insurance contracts laws in different countries guarantee online shoppers the right to return defective, damaged or undesir...

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Reinforce for Strength, Durability, and Lower Costs

Box with packaging reinforcement.
Posted 06/09/2017 by Asuka Westbrook, Market Manager, ACS

  Managing costs well is key to any successful business. This is especially true for the corrugated market, where a large percentage of the production cost comes from increasingly costly paper. H.B. Fuller can help you save money and improve your corrugated packaging’s performance. Our Sesame® reinforcement tape technology strengthens critical stress points to preserve box integrity even when lighter board combinations are used.   Reinforcement tape technology improves overal...

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Where "Ah Ha" Moments Lead to Breakthrough Innovation

Person opening retail ready packaging.
Posted 04/17/2017 by Rachel Gibbons, Business Director, Adhesive Coated Solutions

 At H.B. Fuller, everything we do is inspired by a strong innovation culture. Business as usual isn’t comfortable, it’s a signal to push forward, try harder and be bolder. H.B. Fuller is the perfect place for our fictional employee Nate, a packaging designer. Read on for his story. Nate considers himself lucky. He thrives in an organization that embraces possibility. Today, Nate arrives at the office with a new challenge and an opportunity to transform consumer product packaging...

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