Stick to the Bottle, Not the Machinery!

We warmly welcome our guest blogger Steve Shelby of H.B. Fuller to discuss how Evolution™ 2043 raises the bar in innovation and sustainability.

Evolution™ 2043 is THE BIGGEST INNOVATION for the packaging industry since Advantra® (no-char) hot melt was introduced in the mid 1990s.

Water base labeling glues offering faster performance will require more attention to cleaning dried build up on the application equipment.  Easy to clean glues do not set up fast enough for demanding applications. Evolution™ 2043 is the first that offers both, best wash-off properties in the industry and it sets up quickly. Ideal for PET bottles as well as glass.

Sustainable benefits include less water used in operation and PETCYCLE certification for bottle recyclability. 

Sustainable benefits include less water used in operation and PETCYCLE certification for bottle recyclability.


Label starts to wash off in cool water within seconds.





H.B. Fuller can make a revolutionary product because they are the only adhesive company who makes its own polymer. They tailored the proprietary polymer to provide all these benefits.  Other adhesive companies buy generic polymers and cannot offer high performance, quick drying, ease of cleanup, and sustainability advantages in one product. Other products offer either fast or easy clean up, one or the other.  Evolution 2043 offers both with sustainability benefits

Chicago Glue has partnered with H.B. Fuller for decades delivering high-value solutions to customers in the Midwest.  Since 1984, they provide full-service, fast delivery, and technical expertise. Ask for one of their technical consultants to assist you with updating your label operation today.

Thank you Steve and H.B. Fuller for continuing to provide the biggest innovations in the industry!