H.B. Fuller Adhesives Earn NSF Certification

Oct 26, 2011, 09:00 ET from H.B. Fuller Company

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL), a leading global adhesives provider, has received notification from NSF International that its UR3501 A/B two part adhesive for spiral wound membrane bonding for reverse osmosis (RO) filtration has been tested and certified by NSF to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 - Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects. This certification adds to H.B. Fuller's NSF certification of two of its potting compounds (FE7811 Epoxy and UR2187 Polyurethane) for hollow fiber water filtration. H.B. Fuller has been a leading supplier of spiral wound membrane bonding for RO for more than 20 years, and now this NSF certification further helps H.B. Fuller customers achieve their own certification objectives.

This is an important distinction that gives customers confidence that NSF Certified H.B. Fuller adhesives have been tested and meet this important criterion for filter manufacturing. Using innovative adhesives that not only perform consistently but also carry the NSF certification mark brings H.B. Fuller's customers closer to achieving NSF Certification for their finished filters. In some instances, manufacturers using NSF Certified materials can bypass some or all chemical testing when seeking NSF Certification of their filter, providing assurance that their finished products meet all standards.

"This NSF International certification represents our continuing and deepening commitment to the membrane separation industry," said Matt McGreevy, H.B. Fuller business director. "We strive to provide our customers with every advantage in meeting industry requirements."

About H.B. Fuller Company:

For nearly 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 strength to help its customers find precisely the right formulation for the right performance. With fiscal 2010 net revenue of $1.36 billion, H.B. Fuller serves customers in packaging, hygiene, paper converting, general assembly, woodworking, construction, and consumer businesses. For more information, visit us @ www.hbfuller.com, read our blog, follow GlueTalk on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

About NSF International:

NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 120 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.  

Since NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects was developed in 1988, NSF International has been dedicated to protecting the public and educating consumers on contaminants, such as lead in drinking water products. The NSF certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

"NSF" is a registered certification trademark of NSF International.

"ANSI" is a registered certification trademark of American National Standards Institute.

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