Today global adhesive company H.B. Fuller announced the news that it had completed the acquisition of UK-based family-owned adhesive manufacturer Beardow Adams.

US-headquartered H.B. Fuller says it has a commitment to innovation and sustainable adhesive solutions.

Beadow Adams was established in 1976 and is a proven multinational adhesive manufacturer with adhesives that are present across the world in millions of everyday items.

H.B. Fuller said the acquisition of the company will open it to a  sales presence represented by Beardow Adams in more than 70 countries and 20,000 end-user applications.

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The company added that Beardow Adams has manufacturing capabilities across Europe and the US and is recognised for its commitment to quality.

The executive vice-president of hygiene, health and consumable adhesives Jim East said: 

“Combining the two companies is an exciting move toward H.B. Fuller’s goal of strengthening our leadership position in the markets and regions we serve by expanding our customer base and technology portfolio to address today’s megatrends, such as e-commerce, food safety and sustainability.

“As we combine our businesses, we will be a stronger force in the adhesives industry.”

The news is the latest in developments at H.B. Fuller. In March, Packaging Gateway reported on how the adhesive provider had joined the multi-industry RecyClass initiative as part of efforts to improve its sustainability.

HB Fuller global packaging sustainability manager Elizabeth Staab said: 

“This is an exciting and challenging period for the packaging industry. Collaboration throughout the supply chain is vital if we are to achieve changes that improve the world for this generation of consumers and the next.

“Sustainability is a core pillar of our business strategy at H.B. Fuller and we are joining RecyClass to expand collaboration across the value chain.