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IN THIS EDITION
9th Afera Tape College countdown is running: 4 speakers spotlighted
The “green” future of brown tapes
Lohmann interviews new president of Afera
A qualitative model to describe microscopic 'jumps' by adhesive tape unwinding from a roll
Regulatory affairs update
Occupational exposure limits: ECHA to provide OEL recommendations for lead and diisocyanates
Stick with the basics to succeed with tapes
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
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
Become a sponsor
9th Afera Technical Seminar
April 2020
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
63rd Afera Annual Conference
October 2020
Istanbul, Turkey
More industry events
ISSUE 4 2019
9th Afera Tape College countdown is running: 4 speakers spotlighted

Did you know you didn’t know? 4 adhesive tape field experts are geared up to educate industry newcomers on

  • The basics, the magic and world trends in applications in bonding technology
  • Lifecycle requirements for PSA tape applications
  • Fundamental emulsion polymerisation for high-performance water-based PSAs
  • The chemistry of hot melt PSA formulations.  Read
The “green” future of brown tapes

In co-operation with the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), tesa has been researching the industrial applications of the wood component lignin, a bio-based raw material, for the past 5 years.  Read

Lohmann interviews new president of Afera

From Evert Smit, Head of PR and Communications Christina Barg-Becker finds out what it’s like to take on the Association’s leadership as the first president with a purely technical background and how the company benefits through its active Afera membership.  Read

A qualitative model to describe microscopic 'jumps' by adhesive tape unwinding from a roll

A team of researchers from Universite de Lyon and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique describes their study of the process using high-speed cameras and what they found.  Read

Regulatory affairs update

Afera Public Affairs Manager Mark Macaré updates us on

  • new consultation and mineral oil hydrocarbons in E.U. food contact materials legislation
  • REACH: a possible no-deal Brexit and ECHA’s extended Brexit window, SVHCs, PACT, CoRAP, the latest restriction proposals, and inspecting consumer products for hazardous chemicals
  • Nestlé’s newly published phase-out list of non-recyclable packaging materials.  Read
Occupational exposure limits: ECHA to provide OEL recommendations for lead and diisocyanates

The European Commission has requested ECHA to provide recommendations on occupational exposure limits (OELs) for lead and its compounds and diisocyanates.  OEL web pages | Activity list

Stick with the basics to succeed with tapes

The construction segment product manager for cloth, PE and foils at Scapa U.K., the leading producer of polyethylene tapes for the safety, environmental and restoration markets, recently discussed the ins and outs of choosing the best solution for an application.  Read

Member news

tesa SE posts disproportionately high growth in 2018. Positive development in all regions.

www.tesa.com, 25 March 2019 – Sales up 6.8%, EBIT margin at 15.7%. Double-digit growth in the business with the electronics industry. Automotive sector once again provides strong impetus. Further acquisitions successfully concluded.  Read

Expansion of the Suzhou site in China: investment of more than 30 million euros 

www.tesa.com, 25 March 2019 – One of the first milestones is the construction of a state-of-the-art cleanroom unit at the Suzhou plant.  Read

3M to restructure business into 4 units—safety & industrial, transportation & electronics, healthcare and consumer—from 5  

www.reuters.com, 18 March 2019 – The U.S. manufacturer has been struggling with a slowdown in its Chinese business, and said in January it saw sluggish sales in its global automotive and electronics business led by weak customer demand in China.  Read

Analogue and digital: automated manufacture and machining of fibre reinforced plastics

www.netcomposites.com, 11 March 2019 – The experts for Automation and Production Technology of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM will present a recently developed end-effector for automated high-precision placement of adhesive films at JEC WORLD 2019.  Read

New BASF vinyl monomer for UV curing products in the printing and coatings industry

www.basf.com, 28 February 2019 – Offered in commercial quantities, VMOX is particularly suitable as a reactive diluent in UV curing inks and coatings, which can for example be used for digital UV printing.  Read

Ashland appoints Beijersbergen & Partners as distributor for WB adhesives and PSAs  

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 27 February 2019 – The new partnership agreement, effective from 1 February 2019, includes all Ashland PureRad™ UV/EB, H-UV & LED curable laminating adhesives and PSAs including Pureseal™ waterbased adhesives for the printing industry.  Read

Germany's RKW expanding Kentucky site  

www.placticsnews.com, 20 February 2019 – RKW SE, one of Europe's largest film extruders, is investing $18.8 million to expand its production site in Franklin, Ky.  Read

Scapa’s Barnier brand launches new building professionals focused website

www.scapaindustrial.com, 8 February 2019 – Scapa Group plc, a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products for the healthcare and industrial markets, is proud to launch its new Barnier brand focused website, www.BarnierPro.comRead

Industry news

Asahi Kasei expanding battery film production in US, Japan  

www.placticsnews.com, 21 March 2019 – Celgard’s separators are made with a combination of polypropylene and polyethylene films, while the wet process films made under the Hipore name in Moriyama, Japan, use polyolefin.  Read

RAMPF uses PSAs and PU residues to produce high-quality polyols

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 20 March 2019 – The use of RAMPF polyols reduces the dependency on volatile markets as well as the consumption of raw materials and energy.  Read

Sabic completes pilot study for composite tape

www.placticsnews.com, 14 March 2019 – Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has completed a pilot project aimed at large-scale laminate production of composite tape made from its polycarbonate.  Read

DuPont making $220M film investment in Ohio  

www.placticsnews.com, 8 March 2019 –The new assets will expand production of Kapton-brand polyimide film and Pyralux-brand flexible circuit materials to meet growing market demand in automotive, consumer electronics, telecom and defence, officials with Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont said.  Read

Beardow Adams to present solvent-free hot-melt PSAs and more at ICE 2019    

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 8 March 2019 – The Pressen brand of hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives is now bolstered by the latest development Pressen 2441, a MOSH & MOAH free adhesives designed specifically for use as on high tack self-adhesive tapes and as the self-adhesive security seal in the flexible packaging / bag sealing applications.  Read

Seeking a greener option for film recycling   

www.placticsnews.com, 7 March 2019 – The Sustainable Packaging Coalition and the Centre for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners have named five finalists in their FlexPack Recovery Challenge, a competition to promote new ideas for the recovery of multi-material flexible packaging waste.  Read

Now Plastics launches high-recycled-content films in Europe     

www.placticsnews.com, 1 March 2019 – U.S. film supplier Now Plastics has launched a “groundbreaking” line of films, made from 60-90 percent post-consumer PET specifically for the European market.  Read

A tribute to gaffer tape in honour of its late creator, Ross Lowell   

www.popsci.com, 1 March 2019 – If you’re a photographer, videographer, musician, actor, or pretty much any other role involved in creative productions, you’ve almost certainly come in contact with gaffer tape.  Read

Ericsson wants to make 5G networking easier with packing tape    

www.digitaltrends.com, 27 February 2019 – To facilitate better networking at challenging locations such as arenas, historic sites, and dense urban environments, Frenger and colleagues invented what they call “Radio Stripes” – essentially packing tape with serialised radios every foot or so and linked by flexible wire.  Read



 
 


 

   

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