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Hot Melt Adhesive Issues: A Troubleshooting Guide

Posted 08/13/2019 by Garrett Price, Packaging Adhesives Technical Manager

Hot melt adhesive issues can cause downtime and negatively affect adhesive performance. Use this troubleshooting guide to identify the probable causes and solutions to the top six hot melt adhesive problems.

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Problem Solving: There Must Be a Better Straw

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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A General Overview of Packaging Food Safety

Posted 07/24/2019 by Justine Hanlon, Market Manager, Americas Adhesives Flexible Packaging

Food safety is an important subject in packaging, both globally and regionally. The role of packaging in food safety continues to grow as consumers eat more meals outside of the home and expect packaged foods to remain safe for extended periods of time. Here is a general overview of packaging food safety.

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“Inspired by Nature” Medical Adhesives

Posted 07/19/2019 by Heather Walch, Global Director, Medical

Bio-inspired materials feed innovation in medical-grade adhesives The pace of innovation is evolving as many academic institutions and startups are developing unique solutions and new approaches to medical adhesion applications. Sticking to both dry and wet skin, as well as tissue, is an important consideration in medical adhesives. Here are a few of my favorite articles of outside-the-box thinking where inspiration for new products were found in nature.   Sticking Properties of an Octopus ...

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Homegrown Innovation: Celebrating and Inspiring New STEM Ideas

Posted 07/18/2019 by Anna Bosak, Community Affairs Specialist

This year, we are proud to support Minnovation – the Science Museum’s celebration of STEM innovations in Minnesota. As part of the Minnovation Showcase, H.B. Fuller has featured three of our own innovative products. Read more.

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