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H.B. Fuller Launches New Certified Primer Adhesive
May 9, 2016

New Product Connects Safety with Performance

Zurich, Switzerland – H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL) announced today the release of a new adhesive primer, Swift®prime 4915, certified with the RAL quality mark by the German Institute for Quality Assurance of PVC Window Profiles, and designed to help manufacturers of window profiles improve safety and maintain high performance.

As a certifying body, RAL-Gütegemeinschaft Kunststoff-Fensterprofilsysteme e.V. (GKFP) awards a quality mark to member companies who submit to the rules of the quality and test requirements in the form of voluntary self-regulation. The aim is compliance with the highest quality requirements in order to ensure the lasting fitness for use of the manufactured products. Members of the association are made up of manufacturers of plastic window profiles and systems, as well as manufacturers of seals, raw materials, film, bonding systems and machinery and contract laminating companies. 

As well as meeting stringent RAL 716 certification, Swift®prime 4915 connects safety with performance. This new primer adhesive ensures window manufacturers can operate in a safer environment, as it is N-ethyl pyrrolidone (NEP) free and non-flammable. Plus, it provides excellent shelf life, machinability, flowing, bonding strength and durability. Also, it has a high heat resistance and a drying speed that enables a more stable wrapping process with a wider coating weight variation.

Typical uses for Swift®prime 4915 include vacuum and felt application on PVC and aluminium window profiles. Specially designed for the preparatory bonding of decorative foils using hot melt and reactive hot melt adhesives, it is particularly effective when used in combination with H.B. Fuller’s Swift®lock 4780.

Alexander Ritt, technical manager, H.B. Fuller, comments, “We’re a company that aims to change lives for the better. Our commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that solve many of the window industry adhesives challenges. Swift®prime 4915 is an excellent example of this. It provides a technology breakthrough in formulation, safety and performance.” 

Whether manufacturers are creating window profiles for cold, moderate or hot and humid climates, Swift®prime 4915 gives them the twin-reassurance of safer working combined with high quality performance. Contact us at www.hbfuller.com.

Swift® is a trademark of H.B. Fuller Company (“H.B. Fuller”) or an affiliated company of H.B. Fuller, and is registered in European Community and other countries. For further technical details on this product, please refer to our technical or safety data sheets.

About H.B. Fuller:
For nearly 130 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. With fiscal 2015 net revenue of $2.1 billion, H.B. Fuller’s commitment to innovation brings together people, products and processes that answer and solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our reliable, responsive service creates lasting, rewarding connections with customers in engineering, electronic and assembly materials, hygiene, construction, automotive, packaging and other consumer businesses. And our promise to our people connects them with opportunities to innovate and thrive. For more information, visit us at www.hbfuller.com and subscribe to our blog.

About GFKP:
For more than 30 years GFKP has been awarding the RAL quality mark (previously known as the “RAL certification mark”) to products that are subjected to external, neutral quality monitoring and that meet the criteria laid down in the RAL quality guidelines. An initial type test and constant in-house manufacturing control are also required for the purposes of certification. The RAL quality guidelines of GFKP, the requirements of which go beyond the minimum characteristics specified by the standard, are recognised by the Deutsche Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V. To learn more visit http://www.gkfp.de.  

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