HB Fuller introduces water-based adhesives featuring UV fluorescing agent

6 November 2014 (Last Updated November 6th, 2014 18:30)

HB Fuller has introduced two new water-based adhesives to allow corrugators to achieve zero defects in production lines.

HB Fuller has introduced two new water-based adhesives to allow corrugators to achieve zero defects in production lines.

The Ipacoll PWC 3107 I UV and Ipacoll WD 3930 adhesives feature a UV fluorescing agent.

"Demand to achieve zero-defect production continues to increase, as customers want high-quality products at competitive prices."

The UV indicator can work with Valco Melton's ClearVision camera inspection systems.

The Ipacoll PWC 3107 I UV can be used for typical nozzle or jet applications, while the WD 3930 is designed for wheel-in-pot systems.

The company says that the adhesives provide versatile and strong adhesion to a range of typical case and carton materials.

HB Fuller business director Stuart Jenkinson said: "Demand to achieve zero-defect production continues to increase, as customers want high-quality products at competitive prices.

"High-tech equipment to eliminate manual processes is important, but adhesives play a fundamental role in delivering enhanced production, and meeting the changing demands of end-users. With the launch of these exciting products, manufacturers can simply set their machine to run and have confidence that it will continue without interruption from adhesive-related issues.

"Furthermore, the formulation of these adhesives has been closely tied to optimising performance with the camera detection system, which is vital to maximising the effect of this quality control technology."

HB Fuller generated revenues of about $2.05bn in 2013. The company specialises in manufacturing adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products.