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IN THIS EDITION
3M innovation programme “very robust”, based in customer-inspired, collaborative culture
Lowering your environmental regulatory risk hinges on timely research and engagement with the entire tape value chain
Marketing Committee Chairman Jacques Geijsen’s focus for 2019-2020
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
Biannual Committee Meetings
4-6 February
InterContinental Düsseldorf, Germany
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 7 2018
3M innovation programme “very robust”, based in customer-inspired, collaborative culture

What is the biggest key to the invention process for 3M’s future? Leveraging both internal and external innovation to be more agile in approaching the marketplace.  Read 

Lowering your environmental regulatory risk hinges on timely research and engagement with the entire tape value chain

“In addition to having a clear understanding of the generic requirements applying to all industries and those specific to your product,” advised Afera Public Affairs Manager Mark Macaré, “tape manufacturers have to be in close contact with their suppliers and customers to ensure that everyone is on the same page about the exact application of the tape.”  Read 

Marketing Committee Chairman Jacques Geijsen’s focus for 2019-2020

Afera’s Marketing Committee is composed of marketing and industry specialists with the mission to grow the tape market for all companies in the European adhesive tape value chain, including commodity and specialty tape manufacturers.  Read  

Member news

Michael Fox celebrates 1st year achievements with ChemQuest Technology Institute

www.chemquest.com, 23 October 2018 – Michael Fox is celebrating one year with the ChemQuest Group’s civil engineering, infrastructure and building/construction division as a director.  Read

H.B. Fuller to showcase HMPSA for courier bags and tapes at Labelexpo India

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 22 October 2018 – The need for safe, secure and tamper-proof courier bags also has increased manifold as the e-commerce industry continues to grow, which is of special significance in India with 374 million internet subscribers and 1.17 billion mobile subscribers.  Read

3M develops high-adhesion surgical tape for high-moisture environments

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 22 October 2018 – Unplanned extubations or dislodgement can significantly impact clinical outcomes, patient care quality and cost targets, so it’s incredibly important that clinicians are confident that the tape they choose will perform.  Read

Industry news

Secos shifting film manufacturing to Malaysia

www.plasticsnews.com, 29 October 2018 – Bioplastics manufacturer Secos Group Ltd. will move its cast film manufacturing to Malaysia from Melbourne, Australia.  Read

Taping: A magical fix for your injuries?

www.star2.com, 26 October 2018 – If you tune in to any sports channel or attend a sporting event, you’d have noticed athletes strapping various body parts with multi-coloured tapes.  Read

Investors put more pressure on plastics pollution issues

www.plasticsnews.com, 18 October 2018 – Concern over plastic marine pollution and waste among institutional investors has grown sharply over the last 18 months, according to the organizer of a $1 trillion campaign to pressure major consumer brands to reduce their plastics use.  Read


 




   

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