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IN THIS EDITION
Afera hits 5,000 Twitter followers, expands adhesive tape market through product designers and mechanical engineers
The value and issues behind the drive toward digital transformation
Exclusive market data: flatback tapes market report
Fastener + Fixing Magazine: Why tape?
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
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ISSUE 8 2018
Afera hits 5,000 Twitter followers, expands adhesive tape market through product designers and mechanical engineers

The Association highlights the pivotal role its social media 5platform is playing in growing the tape business online for its members.  Read 

The value and issues behind the drive toward digital transformation

SAP veteran Stano Simunek highlights the elements of the popular journey toward integrated data utilisation in today’s businesses.  Read

Exclusive market data: flatback tapes market report  

Ismail Sutaria of Persistence Market Research says sustainability will remain a key driver for future product innovation, and APEJ and North America will see opportunities for flatback tapes manufacturers.  Read   

Fastener + Fixing Magazine: Why tape?  

The November issue highlights Bathsheba Fulton’s article on why tapes and films are replacing mechanical fasteners.  Read  

Member news

Adhesive helps meet challenging demands

www.todaysmedicaldevelopments.com, 7 November 2018 – One of the most important, yet stressful jobs clinicians do is to ensure critical, life-sustaining tubes are safely secured because even the slightest millimetre of movement can be life-threatening for some patients.  Read

Industry news

How do airtight containment systems prevent mould borne illness?

www.tapeuniversity.com, 13 November 2018 – Most of us have come in contact with mould at some point in time – whether you’ve uncovered it in a corner in your house or had to toss a loaf of bread that was starting to go bad – mould can crop up almost anywhere.  Read

Tekni-Plex buys Belgian clean-room extruder  

www.plasticnews.com, 6 November 2018 – Tekni-Plex Inc. has acquired flexible packaging producer Beyers Plastics NV, which is based in Puurs, Belgium, from the investment firm Famo NV.  Read

Why are airtight containment systems critical in hospital abatement and remediation jobs?

www.tapeuniversity.com, 6 November 2018 – We’ve talked a lot about the importance of airtight barriers for abatement at Tape University, but this month we’re going to dive deeper and take a closer look at the real-life hazards that go unseen.  Read

Nanorobots propel through the eye  

www.phys.org, 5 November 2018 – Researchers of the Micro, Nano and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, together with an international team of scientists, have developed propeller-shaped nanorobots that, for the first time, are able to drill through dense tissue as is prevalent in an eye.  Read


 




   

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