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Regulatory affairs edition
Afera’s 2018 highlights reported at General Assembly
Regulatory affairs update
ERPC press release: Despite a challenging international context, European paper recycling resilient in 2017
ECHA: Have you categorised your hazardous mixtures?
ECHA: Biocides: What is a treated article?
ECHA: Q&As on U.K. withdrawal from E.U. updated
Afera member statutes updated
Member news
Industry news

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ISSUE 10 2018
Afera’s 2018 highlights reported at General Assembly

In addition to rolling out its new, future-proof strategy, the Association has moved forward in educational awareness of tapes, trade and social media, educational technical events, global standardisation of test methods, the BREF STS Update, and more, this year.  Read (members only)

Regulatory affairs update

Afera Public Affairs Manager Mark Macaré updates us on the final BREF STS meeting in Seville, Turkey’s new regulation on plastic food contact materials, the extension of the Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) and the E.U. Single-Use Plastic Directive.  Read 

ERPC press release: Despite a challenging international context, European paper recycling resilient in 2017

The European Paper Recycling Council, of which Afera is a Supporter, confirmed its latest recycling figure of 72.3%, noting the market impact of Chinese waste import restrictions and the stronger use of paper for recycling in Europe and other countries, due to investments in additional paper recycling capacities.  Read

ECHA: Have you categorised your hazardous mixtures?

If you are an importer or a downstream user of hazardous mixtures, it is time to get familiar with the European product categorisation system (EuPCS) and categorise your mixtures.  Read

ECHA: Biocides: What is a treated article?

A new publication outlines your obligations related to products treated with biocides. Next year, an EU harmonised enforcement project will focus on treated articles. Get prepared and read the advice.  Read

ECHA: Q&As on U.K. withdrawal from E.U. updated

In January 2019, ECHA will provide technical guidance for U.K.-based companies on how to notify ECHA through REACH-IT of changes related to appointing an only representative based in one of the remaining E.U.-27 Member States.  Read

Afera member statutes updated

Afera unites stakeholders along the value chain of the European tape industry to ensure and increase its relevance in the world of tomorrow. With this in mind, in 2018 Afera members approved the updating of our statutes, which cover member classes, admission and governance of the Association. Read updated statutes

Member news

Master Builders Solutions® provides digital planning tool for the construction industry  

www.basf.com, 19 December 2018 - With the Online Planning Tool, Master Builders Solutions® by BASF has developed an innovative specification tool that not only helps construction professionals find the right solutions for their projects quickly and easily, but also adjusts flexibly to changing project requirements and provides crucial information along each step of the project-planning process.  Read

UPM Raflatac extends availability of ultra-thin clear film labels in EMEIA region

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 19 December 2018 – UPM Raflatac is boldly taking a leap forward in its promise to label a smarter future.  Read

H.B. Fuller presents hot-melt PSA for hologram applications

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 18 December 2018 – Designed by scientists and customised to meet the unique requirements in India, this new hot melt PSA is set to play its role in reinventing the future of tapes and labels.  Read

New applications for high-strength tapes   

www.assemblymag.com, 13 December 2018 – Acrylic foam and glazing tapes can often replace fasteners or liquid adhesive in many applications.  Read

TSRC presents low styrene SEBS polymer for hot-melt adhesives and label applications

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 6 December 2018 – TSRC has introduced TAIPOL® 6014, a novel low styrene SEBS polymer which combines high flowability, ease of processability and a strength-elasticity balance in formulations to fit a variety of applications.  Read

European Coatings Show 2019: BASF to present new solutions covering the needs of customers

www.basf.com, 5 December 2018 – At the 2019 European Coatings Show (ECS), which is going to take place in Nuremberg from March 19 to 21, BASF experts and specialists from BTC, the European distribution organisation of BASF, will present new raw materials for the coatings, paint and construction industries.  Read

UPM Raflatac launches film label range for home care products

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 5 December 2018 – UPM Raflatac has announced the global launch of a renewed portfolio of innovative Home Care film label materials.  Read

Industry news

Structure-functional property relationship of aliphatic polyurethane-silica hybrid films

www.european-coatings.com, 14 December 2018 – Novel aliphatic polyurethane-silica hybrid films were prepared using prepolymerisation method in the presence of spherical, submicron amorphous SiO2 Sidistar T120 particles (0, 1, 2, 5 and 10 wt%).  Read

How duct tape can help you survive almost anything: These 10 sticky tricks could save your skin in a survival situation

www.outdoorlife.com, 1 December 2018 – During the past 75 years of its existence, duct tape has become a staple product for “fix-it-yourselfers” from every walk of life.  Read

Vertically integrate for sustainability

www.adhesivesmag.com, 13 November 2018 – Vertically integrated tape suppliers can offer stabilised value, flexibility in product development and superior product performance.  Read


 




   

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