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Substances of Interest in Disposable Absorbent Hygiene Products

Posted 02/26/2021 by Author: Ameara Mansour, Global New Product Director

Disposable absorbent hygiene products (AHPs), which are produced for baby, adult, and feminine care, have evolved with the availability of advanced materials, their superior function to drastically improve quality of care, and improved convenience

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Celebrating Exceptional Service During COVID-19 Complications

Posted 02/22/2021 by George DeRitter, Director of Operations

COVID-19 has profoundly changed businesses everywhere, forcing change for better and for worse. Jesse Owens, an operations facility leader, went above and beyond to ensure that disinfectant needs could keep up with the demands of the pandemic.

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Stronger, Efficient-Running Paper Straws

Posted 02/18/2021 by Michel Cordos, Paper Straws Technical/Sales Account Manager

The humble drinking straw has found itself as one of the central villains of growing global concern about single-use plastic waste and its impact on the environment. Growing demand for sustainable alternatives is driving opportunities for innovation, particularly for paper straws. These straws require food-safe, water-resistant performance, and H.B. Fuller’s Swift®tak adhesives answer this challenge.

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Cyanoacrylates: What They Are and What They Do

Posted 02/11/2021 by Kimberly Tucker, Research Scientist

If you’ve ever wondered how cyanoacrylates have become so pervasive in the industry and what they have to offer, this is the article for you. Originally patented in 1949, cyanoacrylate adhesives have since become one of the fastest and easiest bonding methods for a wide variety of materials. By understanding the different varieties of cyanoacrylates available today, you’ll know exactly what you need for your next purchase.

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Problem Solving: Paper straws in drinking beverages

Posted 02/05/2021 by Erin L'Hotta, Rigid Packaging, Marketing Manager

Worldwide push in making paper straws a reality 

Focusing on moving away from the existing extractive industrial model, the main goal of the circular economy is to reestablish growth and focus on positive, society-wide benefits. Its main principles are to design out waste and pollution, to regenerate natural systems, and to keep products and materials in flow. Various industries and organizations have committed to remove plastic waste by 2030, and the potential for an established circular economy is close.  Now is the time to shape this into reality. As we head into a more sustainable future, paper straws, although a small part, will have considerable effect on the environment and how consumers will experience beverages. 


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