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

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



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