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IN THIS EDITION
A word from the President
Afera 58th Annual Conference: What is our next frontier?
Experts panel debates
Conference participants share their views
Afera General Assembly Report
REACH 2018: Special e-News update from ECHA
AWA global specialty pressure sensitive tape market study 2016
Member news
Industry news



UPCOMING EVENTS
Afera Tape College 2016
18 - 20 April, Brussels, Belgium
Afera Annual Conference 2016
5 - 8 October, Hamburg, Germany
More industry events
DECEMBER 2015
A word from the President

Incoming Afera President Mete Konuralp discusses what Afera members want and his focus for the next two years. Read more

Afera 58th Annual Conference: What is our next frontier?

Afera’s successful Conference was 20% larger, welcomed many more tape manufacturer delegates, and inspired networking and learning with its new content, format and themes. Read more

Experts panel debates

Captains of industry discussed collaboration, innovation, luck and the importance of managing daily business at the Marseille Conference. Read more

Conference participants share their views

Attendees of Afera’s Annual Conference shared their views on the event, the speakers and what they want from Association membership. Read more (members only)

Afera General Assembly Report

Afera’s management updated members on Afera’s current elected management, policies and activities, some of which were put to a vote. Read more (members only)

REACH 2018: Special e-News update from ECHA

The European Chemicals Agency recently issued a special e-News edition on preparing for the 2018 registration deadline. Read more 

AWA global specialty pressure sensitive tape market study 2016

Afera Conference speaker Corey Reardon offers a prospectus of the AWA study with an Afera member discount. Read more 

Member news

October

Lohmann innovation drive: New entry of Evert Smit

www.lohmann-tapes.com, 13 October 2015 - As of September 1st Evert Smit will support Lohmann as the new manager for the Product Development Technical Products in Neuwied. Read more

FiberMark acquisition is the perfect complement to the Neenah portfolio

www.neenahpaper.com, 5 October 2015 – The acquisition of FiberMark by Neenah Paper, announced last quarter, is now in the process of rapid integration. Read more

Industry news

November

Adhesive product trends for medical, automotive industries

www.mechinedesign.com, 12 November 2015 – Customised chemistry is quickly expanding throughout the adhesives industry, and making an impact on automotive and medical applications.  Read more

Protopiper prints tape tubes for 3D Sketches: Tubeframe

www.technabob.com, 4 November 2015 – The Protopiper dispenses hollow tubes made of adhesive tape. Since the tubes are lightweight and sturdy, you can use them to make life-size mock-ups and other large objects within a few minutes.  Read more

Dry adhesive inspired by Geckos now on the market

www.forbes.com, 3 November 2015 - In another wonderful example of nature-inspired engineering, scientists working on nanoGriptech, a spin-off company from Carnegie Mellon University in the United States of America have commercialised the first gecko-inspired dry adhesive.  Read more

October

FEICA seminar explains benefits of model EPDS: First FEICA EU model EPDs presented

www.feica.eu, 19 October 2015 – FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry, held a
seminar explaining the benefits of its EU Model Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Read more

Mechanical engineers release web-based 3D tool for part design optimisation

www.designnews.com, 13 October 2015 – Thanks to a team of mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, design engineers now have Web access to 3D design-optimisation software that will help them more quickly create parts that are cheaper to produce and weigh less. Read more

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