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New technologies honored at outlook.

H.B. Fuller announced that its leading innovative core adhesive, CHM-1088ZP, has won the inaugural Outlook Asia Award, which recognizes innovative products and services for nonwoven personal care and hygiene products, made for, or in, the Asia-Pacific and Indian subcontinent markets.

This year's Outlook Award recognizes H.B. Fuller's CHM-1088ZP, the latest example of how it tailors product and process innovations to meet customers' critical needs for high performance diapers in Asia Pacific. Developed at the company's Asia Pacific Hygiene Technical Center, the product is one of the highest performance core adhesives sold in China, according to the company, with its high wet strength contributing to core integrity and enhanced core performance in the diaper.

Heather Campe, vice president, Asia Pacific, H.B. Fuller, comments, "The global drive to create thinner cores for diaper products is now evident across Asia-Pacific. This is set to continue, with innovation being accelerated through the effective collaboration of manufacturers and suppliers to develop optimal solutions." Campe adds, "We are delighted to be recognized by EDANA and the conference delegates, who represented key hygiene industry leaders in Asia. By working together to discover, develop and deliver innovative solutions, we are helping to answer and solve some of the hygiene industry's biggest challenges."

Patricia Featherstone, chair of the EDANA Board of Governors, named H.B. Fuller as the winner during the final day of the Outlook Asia conference, November 27. Conference delegates decided which of the two finalist companies should be recognized for best meeting the needs of the nonwovens and personal care products supply chain.

The other Outlook Award finalist, Mobi-Air, is an air handling specialist supplying safe high performance air-handling systems including traditional drum filtration technology and the next generation hybrid filtration technology.

The company's new hybrid platform specifically responds to clients requests that in today's global economy a new technology was required adopting modular plug & play design architecture, similar to modern diaper converting technology that can be easily relocated without the need to dismantle/re-assemble and deploy across multiple business units.

The result is a modular singular-SKU utility platform capable of supporting adult/baby/fem/tissue converting systems protecting flows of 5-200KCMH without limitation or safety concerns.

The innovative new hybrid platform offers a world first hybrid solution; the process flexibility and robustness of bag-house technology with a compact design and smaller footprint versus a traditional drum-filter.

The significant development was carried out predominantly in Singapore, with the design team being across Asia. Multiple orders have been received with manufacturing sites being located in Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.

The singular-SKU technology not only gives new flexibility to companies operating in the hygiene sector, it has allowed the streamlining of its manufacturing processes, thereby reducing price points and making the safe filtration technology more accessible to companies in Asia.


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Date:Jan 1, 2015
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