H.B. Fuller Recognised with Frost & Sullivan Innovation Leadership Award

ZURICH, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL) today announced that the company has been recognised with a prestigious 'New Product Innovation Leadership Award' from Frost & Sullivan for its hot melt adhesive product innovation and technical leadership in the nonwoven hygiene market. The award recognises the development and successful commercialisation of two of our next generation, high cohesion olefin based, hot melt adhesive products, Full-CareTM 5300 and Full-CareTM 5650.

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For more than 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been developing and delivering innovative adhesive solutions to address major industry challenges, leveraging its expertise in the development of leading edge technology. Frost & Sullivan scrutinised Full-CareTM 5300 adhesive and Full-CareTM 5650 adhesive against innovation and technology leadership measures. The firm also thoroughly analysed the products' value-added features and benefits and their contribution to increasing customers' return on investment.

In its analysis, Frost & Sullivan noted the effective use of H.B. Fuller's third generation, high cohesive, polyolefin technology to create game-changing adhesive products. These technologies work across diaper construction applications and support the latest trends in diaper design (or functionality), such as ultra-thin and modified shapes. Their research also highlighted H.B. Fuller's commitment to enhanced supply security for adhesives and its development of adhesive technologies that enable customers to do more with less, very much in line with H.B. Fuller's and their customers' sustainability initiatives.

After detailed comparisons with competitors' products, Frost & Sullivan determined that its "independent analysis of the hot melt adhesives market clearly shows that H.B. Fuller's Full-Care™ 5300 and Full-Care™ 5650 offer superior performance with potential reduction in total cost in use ownership for the customer, which makes their products ideal upgrades from traditional adhesives in the non-woven hygiene sector."

Frost & Sullivan continued, "The easy processability, unswerving quality, augmented bonding strength, low odor, and substrate flexibility possessed by these products put them on a higher pedestal than any other similar product in the marketplace. Hence, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present the 2013 Global New Product Innovation Leadership Award in Non-woven Hot Melt Adhesives Market to H.B. Fuller."

"This award shines a light on our commitment to innovation," says Hassan Rmaile, chief technology and innovation officer, H.B. Fuller. "Frost & Sullivan's independent research provides valuable recognition of the work our exceptional global team is doing to drive forward total solutions in adhesive technology that support our customers' efforts to bring breakthrough innovations to market. We are, therefore, extremely proud to receive this recognition."

To learn more about Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards visit http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/our-services-page.pag?mode=open&sid=221549673

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. Recognised 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.

About Frost & Sullivan:
Frost & Sullivan enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from over 40 offices on six continents.

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