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IN THIS EDITION
Structural bonding films that may replace liquid adhesives
Worldwide adhesives, tapes and films industry events planner
Press release: Adhesive tape field experts to educate industry newcomers on one of the global economy’s hottest technologies
Physics: Microscopic theory for peeling tape
Groundbreaking new reusable adhesive works underwater
REACH: Authorisations granted 
CLP: New proposals and intentions
ECHA: PACT updated
ECHA: Act now to stay on the E.U. market after the U.K.’s withdrawal
Member news
Industry news

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Afera Tape College 2019
8-10 April
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
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62nd Afera Annual Conference 2019
9-11 October
Pestana Palace Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
9th Afera Technical Seminar
April 2020
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63rd Afera Annual Conference
October 2020
Istanbul, Turkey
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ISSUE 3 2019
Structural bonding films that may replace liquid adhesives

The R&D Team Leader for Reactive Adhesives at Lohmann tells us why PU, CA and EP SBFs offer the best of both worlds of tapes and structural adhesives.  Read 

Worldwide adhesives, tapes and films industry events planner

Afera has updated our extensive worldwide industry events calendar.  Read

Press release: Adhesive tape field experts to educate industry newcomers on one of the global economy’s hottest technologies

Unique to the European tape industry, Afera’s 9th Tape College brings 2 full days of learning about the fundamentals and current technical essentials of tape technology to professionals relatively new to the market. It is also a coveted networking event for the global tape business.  Read 

Physics: Microscopic theory for peeling tape

Extensive experiments lead to a theory that describes the microscale, jerky process involved in the seemingly smooth peeling of tape from a surface.  Read

Groundbreaking new reusable adhesive works underwater

Illinois researchers have introduced a new cutting-edge reusable adhesive that activates in seconds, works underwater, and is strong enough to deadlift 11 pounds: shape memory polymers (SMPs).  Read

REACH: Authorisations granted 

The E.C. has granted authorisations for 4 uses of formaldehyde oligomeric reaction products with aniline (technical MDA) and 1,2 –dichloroethane (EDC). The expiry dates for their review periods are in over 10 years.  Read adopted opinions

CLP: New proposals and intentions

New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling have been submitted for tellurium and tellurium dioxide. One intention has also been received for 2-ethyl-4-methylimidazole.  Registry of CLH intentions until outcome

ECHA: PACT updated

The public activities coordination tool (PACT) has been updated to include the outcomes of the SHVC identification and restriction processes.  Read

ECHA: Act now to stay on the E.U. market after the U.K.’s withdrawal

All companies placing chemical substances onto the markets in the E.U. and EEA need to prepare for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the E.U. New instructions are now available on ECHA’s website. The new material includes Q&As on stockpiles and how to transport substances through the U.K. to reach an Irish downstream user.  Read

Member news

Global legislation and sustainability will shape the food safety discussion in 2019

www.henkel.com, 19 February 2019 – Packaging safety is an important topic for all players along the value chain in the food industry. It is also a complex field that is constantly evolving, continuously influenced by technological innovation, market developments, and new legislation.  Read

Shurtape products help HVAC contractors cover their bases: education available at Tape University

www.achrnews.com, 18 February 2019 – Using the wrong tape on a job can leave contractors in a sticky situation when the building inspector comes to pay a call.  Read

3M medical tape a Golden Mousetrap winner

www.rubbernews.com, 15 February 2019 – St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M Co.'s health care segment won a 2019 materials and assembly Golden Mousetrap Award for its 4077 elastic polyurethane-blend nonwoven extended-wear medical tape.  Read

New Hot Melt Adhesives for Everyday Applications

www.hbfuller.com, 12 February 2019 – H.B. Fuller will showcase two exciting hot melt, pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) products at ICE Europe 2019.  Visit booth 1650, Hall 5, and learn more about the company's scientist-designed technology.  Read

Understanding adhesives in food packaging

www.henkel.com, 7 February 2019 – International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has published a comprehensive paper on adhesives for food packaging applications, co-authored by Henkel’s expert on product safety and regulatory affairs, Dr. Monika Tönnießen, in her role as FEICA representative.  Read

Ashland: Medical pressure-sensitive adhesive

www.adhesivesmag.com, 7 February 2019 – This company recently announce plans to introduce Aroset™ Gentle 700, a new medical pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) at MD&M West, taking place February 5-7 in in Anaheim, Calif.  Read

Loparex selects Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd. for their new high-performance tandem extrusion machine  

www.flexpack.org, 30 January 2019 – Loparex, a global leader in release liner solutions, announces the purchase of a new high-speed tandem extrusion coating machine from Sung An Machinery Co. Ltd (SAM), which will enhance Loparex’s capability to provide high quality release liner solutions to the market.  Read

Industry news

China’s butyl acrylate prices to rise on peak turnarounds

www.icis.com, 11 February 2019 – China’s domestic butyl acrylate market is heading for a price hike following the Lunar New Year holidays, amid a milieu of plant maintenance works.  Read

Toray adding automated PP film line  

www.plasticsnews.com, 8 February 2019 – Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is building a facility in North Kingston, R.I., to house a new automated oriented polypropylene film line that will increase capacity for packaging, label, medical and industrial applications.  Read

Silicone sector continues to face market pressures

www.rubbernews.com, 7 February 2019 – The new year for the silicone rubber industry began much like 2018 ended, with short supply, higher prices and uncertainty about when market conditions may brighten.  Read

AAI launches bio-mimicking nanofiber-based dry pressure sensitive adhesive 

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 4 February 2019 – The dry adhesive product, based on biomimicry research studies at the University of Akron, consists of millions of solid, sub-micron-diameter nanofibers that interact with microscopic surface contours for strong shear adhesion, but has nearly zero tackiness and low peel force.  Read



 
 


 

   

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