Combining state-of-the-art equipment with the collective knowledge of experts drawn from HB Fuller’s global network, this facility will be a focus for adhesive R&D excellence.

Drawing on specialist knowledge from different industry sectors, the 2,300m2 academy provides an environment to work in partnership with customers to solve problems, and create new solutions, more rapidly than ever before.

Nick Lehman, R&D director, says: "By bringing together adhesive specialists from different sectors to share expertise, transfer technologies between markets and stimulate ideas, we are confident we can accelerate adhesive innovation.

"Furthermore, we are providing those experts with first-class offices, laboratories, technical facilities and machinery to ensure they have the best possible environment in which to think and to create," adds Mr Lehman.