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IN THIS EDITION
A word from the President
What experts told us in Hamburg
Taping over the world: Spotlight on Coroplast
Raw materials for adhesives industry: Trends and challenges
How to create personas and map content to the buyer journey
Update to REACH 2018 statistics
Supply chain communication: Q&A on distributors' responsibility
Afera's 60th Annual Conference 
Member news
Industry news


UPCOMING EVENTS
60th Afera Annual Conference 2017
4-6 October 2017
Starhotels Majestic, Turin, Italy
1st Afera International Technical Seminar 2018 incl. Global Tape Forum and Global Test Methods Committee Mtgs.
2-6 April Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel, Germany
More industry events
ISSUE 4 2017
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp encourages you to contact Afera’s upcoming 60th Annual Conference moderators.  Read 

What experts told us in Hamburg

Captains of industry talked about the challenges of producing more and better solutions while tuning more into customer needs.  Read

Taping over the world: Spotlight on Coroplast

Under the leadership of Natalie Mekelburger, Coroplast has grown from family business to global player, supplying the likes of VW, Mercedes and Tesla with tailor-made wiring protection systems.  Read

Raw materials for the adhesives industry: Trends and challenges

Dr. Bernhard Momper, manager of R&D/Application Technology, Emulsions Polymers, at Celanese GmbH, shares the highlights of his popular Afera presentation.  Read

How to create personas and map content to the buyer journey

Marketing expert and past Afera Conference speaker Giuseppe Caltabiano updates us on how to succeed in content marketing.  Read

Update to REACH 2018 statistics

ECHA: Over 10,000 registrations were submitted for the last deadline.  Read

Supply chain communication: Q&A on distributors' responsibility

ECHA: The main responsibility of distributors is to pass information up and down the supply chain, including safety data sheets for substances and mixtures.  Read

Afera's 60th Annual Conference 

Register now for the adhesive tape industry’s premier annual event focussed on “The next generation of tape makers and users”.  More information

Member news

New members since 1 January 2017

CMC Klebetechnik GmbH, Germany (Active member)
Intertape Polymer Europe GmbH, Germany (Active member)
HITAC Adhesives & Coatings, U.S.A. (Associated member)
Eurochimind, Italy (Associated member)
Maabarot, Israel (Associated member)
Omnova Solutions, USA (Associated member)
Expera Specialty Solutions, USA (Associated member)
Profitape s.r.o., Czech Republic (Converter member)

Afera member company comms contacts

The Web Management Working Group is creating a network of member contacts for press and website communications. Please submit these contact details 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

Becoming a technical specialist in hotmelt pressure sensitive adhesives

www.henkel.com, 13 July 2017 – Together with the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Henkel is introducing the training courses of its newly established PSA Academy.  Read

Silicone-free and temperature-resistant: Lohmann has developed a new adhesive system for electronics industry

www.lohmann-tapes.com, 5 July 2017 – The new DuploCOLL® Heat and Chemical Resistance (HCR) range is the ideal solution when it comes to the use of silicone-free and temperature-resistant adhesives in the automotive and electronics industries.  Read

Intertape completes deal for Canadian tape company

www.heraldtribune.com, 3 July 2017 – Intertape Polymer Group Inc., the Canadian packaging company with executive headquarters in Sarasota County, says it has completed its acquisition of specialty tape supplier Canadian Technical Tape Ltd., with the final price of $67 million, or about $4 million more than previously projected.  Read

Industry news

Maryland company develops paper-thin bulletproof tape

www.nbcphiladelphia.com, 18 July 2017 – A company in Maryland has come up with a plastic adhesive that is being used to make regular windows bulletproof.  Read

Case study: Carbon dioxide collaboration

www.adhesivesmag.com, 13 July 2017 – A pressure-sensitive adhesive applied on optical sensors is contributing to life-support systems such as mixed gas rebreathers.  Read

PSTC Tape Summit honours past, looks at future

www.adhesivesmag.com, 13 July 2017 – The tapes-focussed event celebrated the 40th anniversary of Tech Seminar.  Read

Lintec's quarterly profit seen rebounding on iPhone demand

www.asia.nikkei.com, 30 June 2017 – Lintec's group operating profit for the April-June quarter will likely climb 7% on the year to more than 4 billion yen ($35.7 million) thanks to a turnaround in demand for adhesive tape used in semiconductor manufacturing.  Read

Release liner: AWA's annual market update

www.awa-bv.com, 29 June 2017 – AWA Alexander Watson Associates announces the newly published tenth edition of the Release Liner Annual Review 2017.  Read

Adhesives expand fastening techniques in industrial assemblies

www.machinedesign.com, 16 June 2017 – Combining adhesives and tapes with mechanical and thermal fastening methods give engineers a smorgasbord of options for attaching materials to one another.  Read

Octopus-inspired materials could one day save your life

www.gizmodo.com, 14 June 2017 – So when it comes to solving other underwater challenges, like adhesives staying sticky underwater, a team of researchers knew exactly which cephalopod to ask for help.  Read

WorkZone: How tape revealed how businesses can grow

www.post-gazette.com, 12 June 2017 – For a few years in the late-1980s, Gary Giallonardo’s job was making sure the adhesive materials, fasteners and warning labels used in cars and trucks were approved by major automakers like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.  Read








   

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