At the Printpack India 2019 show in Greater Noida, H.B. Fuller is introducing to the Indian market two innovative hot melt adhesives that will help to reimagine and reinvent the future of the graphic arts industry in India. Visitors to the show need to go to the H.B. Fuller booth at Printpack India 2019 to discover the novel solutions being shown for bookbinding challenges.
The Indian book industry is expected to be worth Rs 739 billion (Rs 73,900 crore) by 2020, largely attributable to improved literacy rates and an increase in the number of educational institutions, driven by government initiatives to implement the Right to Education act. The resulting increase in volume demand has encouraged printers and publishers to invest in perfect binding solutions, leading to shorter turnaround times. Aiding this effort of reinventing the face of bookbinding in India, H.B. Fuller is excited to introduce two innovative hot melt adhesives.
‘Swift therm 8048’ is an EVA-based hot melt developed and manufactured in India, ensuring it 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.
‘Swift therm Advantage 8000’ is the next generation metallocene hot melt spine adhesive for softcover books and magazines. Designed by H.B. Fuller scientists in Blois, France, this innovative adhesive closes the performance gap between traditional EVA hot melts and PUR hot melt technologies. It offers 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 hot melt adhesives can upgrade their binding performance without the need to invest in additional equipment, making it an economic solution for all perfect binding units. This product also provides the heat- and cold-resistance properties necessary in the Indian climate.
Connect with H.B. Fuller’s technical experts and business leaders at PRINTPACK INDIA 2019, at Stand F7, Hall 9, and discover innovative technologies that will bring you a step ahead of the competition.