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IN THIS EDITION
Tape market is growing faster than GDP
Technical innovation, transparency and collaboration with suppliers to drive tape industry forward
Afera holds 1st Tape Olympics in Athens
ECHA increases visibility of authority activities
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
Afera Tape College 2019
8-10 April
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
62nd Afera Annual Conference 2019
9-11 October
Pestana Palace Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
More industry events
ISSUE 6 2018
Tape market is growing faster than GDP

“Specialty tapes are growing even stronger than commodity tapes, and we at tesa have set our targets accordingly,” reported Matthias von Schwerdtner while delivering his “Combined Global Market Update” curated from data provided by Afera’s Asian counterpart organisations at Afera’s 1st Global Tape Summit held in June. Read 

Technical innovation, transparency and collaboration with suppliers to drive tape industry forward

Former Afera Technical Committee Chairman and incoming President Evert Smit treated Athens Conference participants to his technical view into the key tape industry trends of 2018, from increasing globalisation to developing alternatives to conventional bonding solutions.  Read 

Afera holds 1st Tape Olympics in Athens

Our first edition of the Tape Olympics, an original, multifaceted team-building event Afera’s management team co-ordinated with a local events crew, was held following the Athens Conference working programme on 4 October.  Read 

ECHA increases visibility of authority activities

The scope of the Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) has been extended to cover substances under dossier and substance evaluation, as well as substances in the registry of intentions for CLH, SVHC identification or restriction.  Press release    Updated PACT 

Member news

Lohmann opens new production plant in Turkey

www.lohmann-tapes.com, 19 October 2018 - On October 8th, Lohmann´s new production site in Gebze (province of Kocaeli), on the outskirts of Istanbul, was inaugurated with many guests.  Read

Sustainability perspectives: Mondi

www.packagingeurope.com, 17 October 2018 – Mondi's innovation and sustainability manager Graeme Smith addresses the goals for sustainable packaging and the need for the whole value chain to embrace the responsibility for bringing through a new generation of resource-efficient, recyclable solutions.  Read

Lunamelt PS 4015 for courier bags and tapes

www.hbfuller.com, 16 October 2018 – H.B. Fuller introduces to the Indian market a versatile, fast bonding and high performance hot melt PSA, that can be applied to a variety of substrates.  Read

New Beiersdorf CEO is a move for continuity

https://global.handelsblatt.com, 16 October 2018 – Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea and La Prairie, saw its share price double in the last CEO's tenure.  Read

3M Showcases Sealing Tapes for Packaging at PackExpo

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 15 October 2018 – Fast and efficient carton sealing demands high speed packaging equipment and reliable box sealing tape.  Read

Industry news

Antifouling: Using fouling release films

www.european-coatings.com, 15 October 2018 – As many biocides face regulatory pressure, biocide-free fouling release coatings are increasingly in the focus of R&D.  Read

Smart adhesives: a firm future

http://emag.directindustry.com, 24 September 2018 – According to industry experts, research and development in adhesives is moving at a fast pace. Goals include increasing the life of the products, recycling and sustainability.  Read


 




   

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