HB Fuller’s Liquamelt® adhesive system has achieved recognition in the form of the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)Tekne Award for Energy and Clean Tech, 2015. According to MHTA, the adhesive technology won the award thanks to the enhanced sustainability and efficiency it provides.
The commercially efficient, ‘green’ approach adhesive system can be used as a replacement for traditional thermoplastic adhesives, and does not require heating before use. This allows for improved production line efficiency including a reduction in stoppages to clean away adhesive build-up, and reduces energy consumption by up to 75%.
In addition, manufacturers need not order their adhesive as frequently, reducing shipping. Other benefits include greater workplace safety thanks to the elimination of hot adhesives from production processes. The adhesive itself is manufactured using 40% bio-renewable resources.