As a global industry innovator with superior technical expertise, H.B. Fuller is committed to providing Full-Care solutions that offer more than just high-performance adhesives. We offer the value of holistic care through best-in-class innovations, supply assurance, technical support, economic efficiencies and a global presence.
The company strives to bring innovations that matter to our customers and help them adapt quickly and efficiently to the dynamic changes in the disposable hygiene market.
H.B. Full’ersConforma™ Core Technology has been selected as an IDEA19 Achievement Awards finalist in the raw material category. Conforma stretchable adhesive for absorbent core was designed to help manufacturers of disposable hygiene products respond to end-consumers’ concerns about core deformation, bunching and sagging after insult. The elastomeric properties of Conforma adhesive have been proven to provide lift to the wet core integrity without affecting the absorbent core softness and capacity. Stretchable fibers act as shock absorbers within the core and can help minimize sagging, improve fit, and reduce leakage by enabling the core to bounce back to its original shape.
Meanwhile, its FreeFlow™ Automated Adhesive Delivery System is H.B. Fuller’s Industry 4.0 solution that was designed to handle adhesive pillows of new Full-Care proprietary technology in large capacity supersacks. FreeFlow is proven to simplify the adhesive handling process and increase line efficiencies of absorbent hygiene product manufacturers via:
- Reduced downtime: automated on-demand feeding prevents the occurrence of a system’s “shock” from the glue tanks running too low.
- Efficient labor:simplified adhesive handling process frees up employees to focus on more value-added activities.
- Increased safety: operators are no longer exposed to molten adhesive when filling the tanks.
- Diminished contamination: closed delivery system eliminates reoccurring opening and closing of the melt tanks for the adhesive refills.