Adhesive based on renewable raw materials


The UHU stic ReNATURE, based on renewable raw materials, saves resources, reduces CO2 emissions and is recyclable

UHU is like Tempo, Labello, Zewa or Edding, a real deonym and therefore generically equates glue to a lot of people in Germany. The adhesive in a tube was invented by the pharmacist August Fischer in Bühl, Germany in 1932. He named this world-wide first, crystal clear adhesive based on synthetic resin ‘UHU – the all-purpose glue.’ Today UHU is available in more than 120 countries.

Recently, UHU has introduced the UHU stic ReNATURE, which includes a container made of renewable raw materials. The utilized bio-based material was developed by Tecnaro and adapted to meet the specific demands of UHU. The UHU stic ReNATURE, based on renewable raw materials, saves resources, reduces CO2 emissions and is recyclable.

Moreover, UHU has not used fossil raw materials in the adhesive mass of the stic ReNATURE, which thereby consists of 98% natural ingredients (including water). The unique screw cap also protects the glue from drying up which ensures a long service life. The sustainable UHU stic ReNATURE glues quickly, strongly and permanently, spreads easily and is washable in cold water. UHU stic ReNATURE is a suitable product for households, schools and offices.

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The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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