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IN THIS EDITION
New Year’s greetings from the President
Innovation in acrylic foam tapes from new idea to mass production
Mother Nature Network: Researchers develop frog tongue mucus-inspired PSA
REACH: New substance evaluation conclusion published on Methyl methacrylate
REACH: 2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane added to the Candidate List
Exclusive market insight: Global duct tapes market report
Assembly Magazine: New applications for high-strength tapes
Afera’s 9th Tape College early bird rate ends 31 January
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
Programme & registration
Become a sponsor
62nd Afera Annual Conference 2019
9-11 October
Pestana Palace Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
More industry events
ISSUE 1 2019
New Year’s greetings from the President

Lohmann’s Head of R&D Evert Smit talks of 2019’s economic uncertainties and Afera’s focus on education, communication, transparency, co-operation and collaboration.  Read

Innovation in acrylic foam tapes from new idea to mass production

Olympic Bonding Solutions cofounder Ko Hermans discusses the new challenges and opportunities in automotive, solar, electronics and building & construction for tape manufacturers.  Read

Mother Nature Network: Researchers develop frog tongue mucus-inspired PSA

The next generation of high-tech adhesives could take some design cues from the tongues of frogs, according to new research led by the Oregon State University College of Engineering.  Read

REACH: New substance evaluation conclusion published on Methyl methacrylate

Under the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP), a conclusion document has been prepared by the evaluating Member State as a part of the substance evaluation process under the REACH Regulation.  Read

REACH: 2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane added to the Candidate List

With the recent addition of 6 new substances, the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation numbers 197.  Read

Exclusive market insight: Global duct tapes market report

Monalisa Rath of Future Market Insights explains why organisational branding and self-medication applications will intensify demand for duct tapes, while APEJ remains the geographic leader in growth.  Read

Assembly Magazine: New applications for high-strength tapes

Acrylic foam and glazing tapes can often replace fasteners or liquid adhesive in many applications.  Read

Afera’s 9th Tape College early bird rate ends 31 January

Designed and presented by industry experts, our programme offers 19 in-depth lectures under the themes of Why Tape?, Tapes Deconstructed, Tape Production, Tape Use & Testing.  Programme & registration

Member news

3M, Eckhart develop cobot to apply attachment tapes

www.assemblymag.com, 16 January 2019 – 3M and Eckhart have developed a cobot-based automated tape application system for the automotive and industrial market.  Read

tesa launches UV-resistant washi tape for two-tone applications

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 10 January 2019 – tesa has launched the tesa Precision Mask® 4334 with washi paper, the ideal masking tape for two-tone applications.  Read

tesa introduces flame retardant aluminium foil tapes for increased energy efficiency

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 4 January 2019 – tesa has introduced six new aluminium foil tapes to increase the energy efficiency of fridges and freezers.  Read

Industry news

Cosmo Films launches sterilizable sealing film for PP and PE containers

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 10 January 2019 – Cosmo Films has launched sterilizable conduction sealing film for wad and lidding applications for PP and PE containers.  Read

Upcoming inspections to check compliance with REACH registration obligations

www.echa.europa.eu, 9 January 2019 – Inspectors, working together with customs authorities, have started checking the compliance of importers and manufacturers with REACH registration obligations as part of an EU-wide Forum enforcement project.  Read

Forum Work Programme 2019-2023: enforcement priorities

www.echa.europa.eu, 9 January 2019 – The Forum will focus on, among other things, registration, risk management, internet sales and imports.  Read

PVC industry stands by its recycling record

www.plasticsrecyclingworld.com, 9 January 2019 – The European PVC sector has made great progress in recycling since 2000 and companies are continuing their commitment. But legacy additives are a regulatory problem.  Read

Ampacet Launches Permanent Antistatic Additive Solution for BOPP Films

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 7 January 2019 – Ampacet has introduced PERMSTAT 232, a unique permanent antistatic additive solution for biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) that has been designed for problem-free printing, converting and labelling operations.  Read

Solvay appoints composites one as distributor for sealant tapes and more

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 7 January 2019 – Solvay has appointed Composites One as a new North America distributor for its process materials and tooling product lines.  Read

Seam tapes market to grow 6%: Asia-Pacific is expected to be the largest market and have the highest growth rate

www.adhesivesmag.com, 4 January 2019 – The seam tapes market is expected to grow from $205 million in 2018 to $283 million by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% during the forecast period, according to a recent report.  Read

Dupont Teijin Films introduce polyester films range with up to 50% post-consumer recycled rPET content

www.packagingeurope.com, 4 January 2019 – DuPont Teijin Films today announced the launch of its new Mylar® Harvest Fresh rPET range of heat sealable polyester films with up to 50 per cent post-consumer recycled rPET content.  Read

M&M predicts adhesive film market to reach USD 75.4 bn by 2023

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 28 December 2018 – The global adhesive film market is projected to grow from USD 57.2 billion in 2018 to USD 75.4 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.7% between 2018 and 2023.  Read

 
 


 

   

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