H.B. Fuller opens packaging centerH.B. Fuller, St. Paul, Minn., has invested $1 mllion in a Packaging Center of Excellence at its North American headquarters.

The facility, officially opening April 29, will be accessible year-round for robust packaging engineering and technical services. The space includes end-of-line packaging, container labeling, flexible packaging, retail-ready packaging, handle and packaging reinforcement and specialty packaging.

H.B. Fuller is a global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products. At the Packaging Center, the company is equipped to address customers’ packaging adhesives needs across a broad range of applications, substrates and environmental conditions.

Manufacturers will be able to work directly with H.B. Fuller experts to develop customized solutions without having to shut down their production lines and lose time. H.B. Fuller’s packaging adhesive experts will be able to connect manufacturers to expertise, technology, application and equipment to help them speed up the problem-solving and innovation process. This collaboration can lead to new advancements, can aid in the protection of manufacturers’ brands and can improve consumers’ experiences with their products, said a news release.

“This center has been created to drive the industry forward and help customers protect their assets and their brands as well as find new ways to reduce costs,” said Steve Ringsdore, vice president of Americas Packaging and Converting at H.B. Fuller. “But it also will be used to provide comprehensive training for our technical and sales team so that their market expertise delivers quantifiable value to our customers.”