Last week, readers were most interested in a collaboration between H.B. Fuller and Covestro (H.B. Fuller and Covestro Join Forces to Make Adhesives More Sustainable): “H.B. Fuller recently announced a strategic partnership with Covestro to deliver an adhesive with a reduced climate impact for the woodworking, composites, textiles, and automotive industries. According to H.B. Fuller, the new solution represents an evolution of previous sustainable product development and will likely extend into other products and areas of production.

“‘We are driven by the very present need to reduce CO2 emissions and look after the world around us, and so too are our customers,’ said Iñaki Sigler, H.B. Fuller’s global product manager for woodworking and composites. ‘This inspires us to continually explore new avenues to reduce our products’ environmental footprint and encourage our supply chain to do the same. Together with our partner, Covestro, we see this new, strategic product development as an investment in all our futures and a commitment to a more sustainable world.’

“The new ingredient used in H.B. Fuller’s adhesive is a bio-attributed raw material created via a mass balance approach and will replace a proportion of previous fossil raw materials. Renewable raw materials are used as feedstock at the very beginning of the value chain and processed together with fossil-based ingredients in the same production units. The characteristic of the renewable feedstock process is then attributed to the end product.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for August 1-7

  1. H.B. Fuller and Covestro Join Forces to Make Adhesives More Sustainable #5 last week
  2. Henkel Enters Strategic Partnership with Adobe
  3. Sales Climb 11% for RPM in Fiscal 2021 second week at #3
  4. Thiele Kaolin Set to Acquire Certain Imerys Kaolin Clay Assets in North America
  5. 3M Sales Increase Nearly 25% in 2021 Second Quarter

This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants, and coatings-related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletters and social media platforms.