Adhesives provider H.B. Fuller has broken ground for a new technical center at its existing site in Lüneburg, Germany. The ceremony, on Aug. 12, was attended by Mayor Ulrich Mädge, along with representatives from the company’s leadership team and local employees.
Covering an area of 2,300 square meters, the center will have three sections—one with offices and development laboratories; one containing a staff canteen, meeting rooms and building services; and one that will serve as a customer center, where H.B. Fuller will carry out tests, demonstrations and training.
The expansion is part of a wider business transformation project, designed to streamline and modernize operations and facilitate profitable growth. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014.
H.B. Fuller has introduced Ipacoll 2603, a high-performance tipping adhesive for both skip-tip and full-coat slot nozzle applicators. Tailor-made to fulfill the requirements of Hauni Maschinenbau’s high-speed Protos M5 and M8 machines, it supports production flexibility and ease of use while maintaining cigarette outputs of up to 20,000 cigarettes per minute.
Ipacoll 2603 adhesive has been developed in response to the need to achieve levels of higher cleanliness and efficiency as demanded by Hauni’s proprietary slot nozzle applicators. H.B. Fuller says the adhesive is exceptionally clean running, which enhances nozzle performance and minimizes the need for cleaning. It meets all TVO and sensory requirements.
Tested at the leading machinery manufacturer, Ipacoll 2603 adhesive has been proven to support high production speeds of up to 20,000 cpm. Its high wet-tack properties give potential mileage savings and ensure tipping paper patches are processed without adverse impact on ventilation rates.
Ipacoll 2603 adhesive has a clean adhesive pattern on pre-perforated paper and online laser perforation. In addition, the high performance over a wide range of papers helps to reduce reject cigarette rates.
“H.B. Fuller is proud of its collaborative approach with customers and OEMs and it is through partnership that the next generation of adhesives is being perfected,” says Stuart Jenkinson, business director EIMEA for tobacco at H.B. Fuller.
“Ipacoll 2603 has been tailor-made for cigarette producers to get the very best out of the high performance Hauni Protos M5 and M8 machines.”