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H.B. Fuller Laminating Adhesive Allows for Faster Fill of Food Packages

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announces Flextra Fast™ SF8700/XR1000, the latest addition to its family of Flextra Fast laminating adhesives for flexible packaging converting. This new entry offers ultra-fast cure time and ultra-fast time to fill safely with food, even for difficult applications, such as barrier-to-barrier laminating. With H.B. Fuller's new Flextra Fast™ SF8700/XR1000 system, flexible packaging converters can laminate barrier films together faster than with conventional solventless adhesive systems and without sacrificing appearance.

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"Speed, safety and performance have become our mantra for the flexible packaging industry," said Joe Tuso, H.B. Fuller North America sales director, converting. "With the unmatched speed of our new Flextra Fast system, we are bringing new opportunities to converters for faster delivery times and, even more importantly, a critical benefit for their customers to more quickly fill flexible packages safely."

Outperforming conventional systems in speed of cure, this new Flextra Fast product accommodates line speeds up to 1200 feet per minute (fpm) with 800 fpm on barrier-to-barrier laminations, slits in as few as six hours and offers PAA decay and pouching in as little as one day. With film and pouch at full performance in one day, packaging is safe for filling with foodstuffs 24 hours after laminating. The Flextra Fast SF8700/XR1000 system is suitable for PET/PE(EVOH), OPA/PE(EVOH), OPA/Alu high barrier systems.

Along with the complete line of Flextra™ formulations, Flextra Fast adhesives can be put to the test on H.B. Fuller's production-scale Nordmeccanica™ Super Combi 3000 laminator at its St. Paul, Minn., facility. The Nordmeccanica laminator can run trials of solvent-based, solvent-free and water-based laminating adhesives, offers primary and secondary in-line corona treatment and produces cure-laminated rolls as wide as 52 inches.

For more information about Flextra Fast™ SF8700/XR1000, visit 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, electronic and assembly materials, 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.

The Flextra Fast trademark is owned by H.B. Fuller Company.

The Flextra trademark is owned by H.B. Fuller Company and registered in the US and other countries.

The Nordmeccanica trademark is owned by Nordmeccanica S.P.A.

SOURCE H.B. Fuller Company



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