New H.B. Fuller Adhesives Increase Line Speeds in Food Packaging

Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:00pm EDT

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ST. PAUL, Minn.,  April 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE:
FUL) today introduced two adhesives to help customers get food products packaged
and shipped faster. Joining the Flextra Fast family of products are SFA8605
Solvent Free Laminating Adhesive and SB7200/XAS2283 Solvent-Based Laminating
Adhesive - both designed to safely increase efficiency and reduce working
capital.

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"Increased line speed is the name of the game in food packaging and that's what
our Flextra Fast line of products offer," said  Brian Glasbrenner, North
American sales manager, flexible packaging at H.B. Fuller. "We evaluated our
existing line and saw an opportunity to develop two new products to give our
customers more choices to better meet their specific performance and application
needs."

Flextra Fast SFA8605 Solvent Free Laminating Adhesive is suitable for snack
applications including stand up pouches for dry snacks and offers line speeds up
to 1200 fpm. The adhesive enables shipping of goods in as little as two days;
with slitting in as little as six hours, pouching/zipping in as little as one
day and PAA decay in as few as two days. Flextra Fast SFA8605 adheres well to
most substrates including foil, nylon, metalized films and high-slip sealants
and offers excellent appearance

Flextra Fast SB7200/XAS2283 Solvent-Based Laminating Adhesive has high green
bond strength and is well suited for demanding food packaging applications,
including triple layer and greater laminations. The adhesive offers a high level
of heat resistance for use in microware, boil-in-bag, hot fill and
pasteurization applications, as well as a high-level of product resistance to
withstand aggressive-filled goods. Flextra Fast SB7200/XAS2283 enables shipping
of goods in as little as three days; with slitting in as little as four hours
and pouching and zipping in as little as 24 to 48 hours. The new adhesive
adheres well to most substrates, including foil, nylon, metalized films and
high-slip sealant films.

For more information about Flextra Fast adhesives for flexible packaging, visit 
www.hbfuller.com/flextra-fast.

About H.B. Fuller Company:

For over 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider
focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products
to improve products and lives. Recognized for unmatched technical support and
innovation, H.B. Fuller brings knowledge and expertise to help its customers
find precisely the right formulation for the right performance. With fiscal 2012
net revenue of  $1.9 billion, H.B. Fuller serves customers in packaging,
hygiene, general assembly, paper converting, woodworking, construction,
automotive and consumer businesses. For more information, visit us at 
www.hbfuller.com  and subscribe to our blog.

H. B. Fuller Company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange
under the ticker symbol FUL.

Flextra Fast is a trademark of H.B. Fuller Company.

SOURCE  H.B. Fuller Company


Lisa Rosenberg, Global Marketing, +1-847-914-9236, lisa.rosenberg@hbfuller.com;
or Sara Payne, Inprela Communications, +1-612-677-2024, sara@inprela.com

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