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IN THIS EDITION
A word from the President
"Airbus' challenges to deliver faster" presentation at Afera's Annual Conference in Hamburg next week
In memoriam: Antonio Righetti
Global Tape Forum posts Asian production data
Follow us: The tape network Twitter page
Committee meetings to be held in Hamburg next week
Member news
Industry news



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Afera Annual Conference 2016
4 - 7 October, Hamburg, Germany
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September 2016
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp counts down to Afera’s Annual Conference and remembers Antonio Righetti.  Read 

"Airbus' challenges to deliver faster" presentation at Afera's Annual Conference in Hamburg next week

Hear what Steffen Puls, Manager in the Production Control & Logistics Organisation at Airbus In Hamburg, and other industry experts have to say about “managing at the speed of change”, Afera’s focus at the European tape industry’s premier event next week. Registration is still open.  Read

In memoriam: Antonio Righetti

We at Afera were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of our friend, industry supporter and Association member through the company he founded and led for more than 50 years, Antonio Righetti.  Read 

Global Tape Forum posts Asian production data

Following its spring meetings in Beijing, the international organisation has posted tape production data for Japan, China and Taiwan.  Read

Follow us: The tape network Twitter page

Afera´s Website Management Working Group reports followers of its Twitter accounts have increased by 48% and 246% since the beginning of 2016. Access the latest Afera news by following our member tape network Twitter page here and product design topics and news Twitter page here.

Committee meetings to be held in Hamburg next week

Location: SIDE Hotel
Drehbahn 49
20345 Hamburg
Germany
+49 40 30 99 90

Technical Committee
Tuesday 4 October, 13.00-17.30, Room L, including lunch

Marketing Committee
Wednesday 5 October, 09.00-12.30, Room S, followed by lunch

Steering Committee
Wednesday 5 October, 13.00-17.30, Room S, including lunch

Meeting agendas, former meeting minutes and ongoing action lists have already been distributed to all Committee Members, who are asked to confirm their participation or absence to the Secretariat if they haven’t already done so. Members presenting at the Meetings are kindly requested to send slides and other digital materials to the Secretary-General beforehand.

Member news

Afera logo-link available for Afera member websites

Afera members can obtain the "Member of Afera" logo to publish as a link on their homepages. Download the logo here

tesa Converting Centre GmbH receives 2015 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

www.tesa.com, 17 September 2016 – tesa received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for achieving the highest levels of performance in quality excellence in 2015.

FEICA Conference and EXPO 2016 again a resounding success

www.feica.eu, 15 September 2016 – This year’s FEICA European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO, held in Austria, was acknowledged once again as a resounding success, as confirmed by the glowing reviews on the evaluation forms submitted by participants after the event.  Read 

OLBRICH GmbH extends the competence team in Hamburg

www.olbrich.de, 19 August 2016 – OLBRICH GmbH in Bocholt, a leading company for machinery and equipment for processing of web-shaped products, is further strengthening the activities in the paper, film and foil business by another enlargement of the competence team in Hamburg known as OLBRICH CTH (Coating Technology Hamburg).  Read

Parafix offers global service

www.parafix.com, 15 August 2016 – Custom adhesive die-cuts supplied to 50+ countries. We have recently celebrated the most successful year in our history, which has been achieved through an ever expanding portfolio of customers from various countries and markets.  Read

BBC Breakfast News - Advance Tapes live with Ben Thompson

www.advancetapes.com, 12 August 2016 – BBC Breakfast chose Advance Tapes for live broadcasts throughout the morning surrounding the speculation of the anticipated Bank of England cut in interest rates.  Read

Industry news

September Newsletter gives pratical advice to registrants

www.newsletter.echa.europa.eu, 21 September 2016 – This  issue includes useful advice to companies who are preparing their submissions for the REACH 2018 registration deadline and explains how ECHA checks the completeness of registration dossiers.  Read

Pregis buying temporary protective films unit from 3M

www.plasticsnews.com, 8 September 2016 – Pregis LLC is buying 3M Co.’s temporary protective films business. For 3M, the sale is a chance to focus on other business units, including tapes.  Read

Want to make waterproof bandages for internal injuries? Ask the caddisfly

www.pbs.org, 22 August 2016 – We already mimic them to make fly-fishing lures. But now scientists working on some advanced medical technology believe copycatting one tiny insect could hold promise for repairing human tissues and setting bones.  Read

Sticking electric vehicles

www.materialsviews.com, 15 August 2016 – Reduce prices and weight – and drive farther. That’s the “magic triangle” for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers when it comes to electric mobility.  Read 

Automotive adhesive tapes to replace fasteners; tape market to reach USD 11.54 Bn: GVR

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 11 August 2016 – The global automotive adhesive tapes market is expected to reach USD11.54 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.  Read 



  

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