PrintPack 2019: HB Fuller launches four innovative adhesives

At the 14th edition of PrintPack India, adhesive manufacturers HB Fuller launched two hotmelt adhesives for the graphic arts industry in India, and two water-based adhesives aimed at the paper packaging manufacturers in India.

06 Feb 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

Manish Dwivedi, GSM, north India, HB Fuller India Adhesives

The newly introduced adhesives pertaining to the graphic arts industry include Swifttherm 8048 and Swiftherm Advantage 8000. Meanwhile, the introduced adhesives regarding the paper packaging industry include Swifttak 5580 and Swifttak 5625.

Swifttherm 8048 is an EVA-based hotmelt developed and manufactured in India. Swiftherm Advantage 8000 is a metallocene-based spine glue developed to close the gap between conventional EVA and PUR adhesives.

Harsh Gupta, regional GM – India, ME&E, HB Fuller, said, “Swiftherm Advantage 8048 answers the unique challenges posed by the Indian climate. It provides excellent heat- and cold-resistant properties, high adhesive strength in both softcover and hardcover publications, proven performance on all machine speeds, and compatibility with a wide range of application methods, which make this product a versatile and effective adhesive for the Indian market.”

Swifttherm Advantage 8000 offers an odour-free application with excellent adhesion on high-quality paper stock. “Having very low density, this adhesive can be used effectively in relatively low quantities. Binderies using traditional EVA hotmelt adhesives can upgrade their binding performance without the need to invest in additional equipment, making it an economical solution for all perfect binding units,” added Gupta.

The star product at HB Fuller’s stall, Swifttak 5625 has got an approval for direct food contact which makes the innovative adhesive ideal for the manufacturing of paper straws, an important new consumer product driven by increasing demand for greener, more sustainable products.

Gupta said, “Swifttak 5625 covers multiple applications and improves production efficiencies. It is a non-corrosive, non-abrasive water-based adhesive enables Indian manufacturers to achieve FEFCO 9 standards, and it makes less impact on equipment, reducing machine downtime and spare parts costs.”

Swifttak 5580 provides a premium performance on contactless nozzle systems. According to Gupta, it has a high initial tack and minimal tailing at high speeds helps deliver rapid package integrity, and makes it ideal for high speed application lines.

Swifttak 5580 is suitable for a wide range of substrates used in the production of folding cartons.