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IN THIS EDITION
A word from the President
Afera's Hamburg Conference a success
"Managing at the speed of change" Conference survey results
General Assembly 2016
Join Afera's Steering Committee
Advertsing and Sponsorship rates for 2017
Member news
Industry news



UPCOMING EVENTS
Afera Tape College 2017
10-12 April
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
Afera Annual Conference 2017
4-6 October 2017
Starhotels Majestic, Turin, Italy
More industry events
november 2016
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp discusses positive reactions to the Annual Conference and the Steering Committee’s proposal of a new structure.  Read 

Afera's Hamburg Conference a success

Afera’s recent event delivered the highest quality presentations, moderation and discussions to date.  Read

"Managing at the speed of change" Conference survey results

Attendees value networking the highest as well as presentations on raw materials.  Read 

General Assembly 2016

Afera is set to hire consultants for social media content and regulatory affairs management. Read (members only)

Join Afera's Steering Committee

Afera’s management are recruiting a new Steering Committee of 8 members to address members’ most important business challenges. Apply or nominate a company or industry colleague by 31 December 2016.  Read

Advertising and sponsorship rates for 2017

Afera offers attractive newsletter and website advertising and events sponsorship opportunities.  Read

Member news

New members since 1 January 2016

Eurotape B.V., The Netherlands (Active Member)
Egebant Zimpara ve Polisaj Malzemeleri San. ve Tic. AŞ, Turkey (Converter Member)
Kaneka, Belgium (Associated Member)
Swiss Quality Paper AG, Switzerland (Associated Member)
Valco Melton, Spain (Associated Member)

Member-branded articles and videos for posting

Afera’s Marketing Committee is posting member-branded tape technology articles and videos on our design-focused Twitter page and Why tape? section of afera.com. Submit your items to mail@afera.com.

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

BASF SE declares force majeure for the supply of dispersions, dispersion powders and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis from sites in Ludwigshafen and Tarragona

www.basf.com, 31 October 2016 – Limited access to raw material supply leads to low product inventories and restricted production output.  Read

FEICA publishes use maps to help improve communication under REACH

www.feica.eu, 17 October 2016 – The FEICA Use Maps comprise the majority of industrial and professional applications of the adhesive and sealant sector.  Read 

Industry news

Gecko-inspired adhesive withstands extreme temperatures

www.azom.com, 17 November 2016 – Scientists have developed a new dry adhesive that bonds in extreme temperatures, a quality that could make this product suitable for space exploration and beyond.  Read

China's packaging makers see profits squeezed as e-commerce boom draws new competitors

www.businessinsider.com, 10 November 2016 – Chinese packaging makers are bracing themselves for Singles' Day on Friday, stocking up on cardboard and taking on staff ahead of an online shopping bonanza that shifts more goods than Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States combined.  Read

Freedonia World Pressure Sensitive Tapes study

www.freedoniagroup.com, October 2016 – Advances in the global market for pressure sensitive tapes will generally be the strongest in the developing markets worldwide.  Read

Lintec to acquire Mactac Americas

www.labelsandlabeling.com, 28 October 2016 – Lintec  has entered into an agreement with Platinum Equity to acquire Mactac Americas for 375 million USD.  Read

Groundbreaking adhesive tape will repel any liquid you can think of

www.digitaltrends.com, 21 October 2016 – How well do you know your superomniphobic materials?  Read

Paper recycling chain exceeds its voluntary commitment

www.fetco.org, 20 October 2016 – The paper recycling rate in Europe reached an impressive 71.5% as announced by the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) in their final monitoring report for 2015.  Read



  

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