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May 6, 2014

H.B. Fuller opens adhesives manufacturing facility in Colombia

Mary Page Bailey

 H.B. Fuller Co. (St. Paul, Minn.; www.hbfuller.com)  has announced the opening of its new $10 million manufacturing facility to support the expansion of its business in the Andean Region of South America. The plant is located in Rionegro, approximately 36 km east of Medellin, Colombia. The new site will provide increased production capacity, a new technical laboratory for hygienic products and better access to the country’s second largest airport.

The Rionegro facility will supply hot-melt and water-based adhesive technologies for the hygienic, packaging, and corrugate and assembly markets. In addition to production, the facility houses administrative offices, labs, and receiving and dispatching. The new hygienic technical laboratory will help meet the demands of the region’s growing nonwoven hygiene market and provide value to H.B. Fuller’s principal customer’s who have a presence there.

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