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IN THIS EDITION
Global Tape Forum: call for speakers and sponsors of Osaka 2020 meetings
Using tape, researchers make organic solar cells immune to the ravages of water, air and light
Dr. Thomas Weißgärber takes over provisional management of Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden
How E.U. flexible packaging regulations affect North America
Registered substances mapped for regulatory action
Calls for evidence for setting occupational exposure limit values for lead and diisocyanates
Experts: lots of opportunity available in auto market
Market opportunities for structural adhesives
Body components made of steel and fibre-reinforced plastics
Adhesives.org: If you’re marketing in the DIY sector, you may need to check your ethics
Member news
Industry news

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ISSUE 5 2019
Global Tape Forum: call for speakers and sponsors of Osaka 2020 meetings
JATMA, the Japanese Adhesive Tape Manufacturers Association, will host the 7th edition of the GTF and Global Test Methods Committee Meetings on 17-19 November 2020 at the Osaka International Convention Centre. Chairman Ikusuke Shimizu shares preliminary details about the events.  Read
Using tape, researchers make organic solar cells immune to the ravages of water, air and light

Researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering have discovered a remarkable means of making organic solar panels more robust, including conferring resistance to oxygen, water and light by removing material with the use of adhesive tape.  Read

Dr. Thomas Weißgärber takes over provisional management of Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

The former group-, department- and deputy head of the Dresden branch of Fraunhofer’s Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials has contributed significantly to its development into one of the leading application-oriented research institutes in the field of powder metallurgy technologies and materials.  Read

How E.U. flexible packaging regulations affect North America

H.B. Fuller’s market manager for flexible packaging discusses the growing concerns about E.U. regulatory compliance of North America converters, who want to be able to reassure food companies and brand owners that a package produced in North America will be compliant with country-specific regulations as well as the E.U. framework.  Read

Registered substances mapped for regulatory action
The first report on the Integrated Regulatory Strategy maps the universe of registered substances on the EU market, helping authorities to identify, plan and monitor the progress made in identifying and regulating substances of concern.  Press release | Report | Substances in focus web page
Calls for evidence for setting occupational exposure limit values for lead and diisocyanates

ECHA has launched calls for evidence on lead and its compounds and on diisocyanates for use in drafting the scientific reports related to health-based exposure limits at the workplace.  Read

Experts: lots of opportunity available in auto market

Opportunities for new materials and processes in the automotive sector are abundant, as automakers and suppliers increasingly feel the pressure to reduce weight and lower costs.  Read

Market opportunities for structural adhesives

ChemQuest Group’s V.P. Aggie Lotz says structural adhesives’ volume is expected to increase as pure electric vehicles displace internal combustion engines in the marketplace.  Read

Body components made of steel and fibre-reinforced plastics

The Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology (IPT) and Laser Technology (ILT) are combining laser structuring and tape laying for the production of hybrid components.  Read

Adhesives.org: If you’re marketing in the DIY sector, you may need to check your ethics

Marketing products for the DIY residential and building construction sector poses interesting ethical questions for manufacturers of materials and systems, especially when it involves science-based messages.  Read

Member news

Tape University & Shurtape help professionals determine which duct tape to use

www.hightechdeck.com, 2 May 2019 – Tape University, a leading online educational resource for all things tape produced by Shurtape, regularly publishes blog posts to educate individuals working in industries which heavily rely on the use of durable tapes to successfully get the job done.  Read

Tape talk: Don’t miss the PSTC 2019 Tape Summit

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 May 2019 – Scheduled this year for May 13-17 in Baltimore, the event draws nearly 300 pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals, including scientists, professors, and C-level executives, who travel from across the U.S. to hear from other industry professionals.  Read

HVAC tapes create vapour barrier for ducting

www.contractingbusiness.com, 29 April 2019 – Avery Dennison has a complete line of foil HVAC tapes for sealing duct board, flexible duct and duct wrap.  Read

Meet at Med-Tech Innovation Expo: Lohmann adhesive tape systems

www.med-technews.com, 25 April 2019 – DuploTEC really has revolutionised both the design and production elements for some manufacturers who are using the latest range of advanced technical fabrics.  Read

Top management changes at Sekisui Alveo

www.sekisuialveo.com, 24 April 2019 – Sekisui Alveo, European manufacturer of high-quality polyolefin foams, is being led by a new management team as per 1 April 2019.  Read

H.B. Fuller’s new Global Responsibility website

www.hbfuller.com, 22 April 2019 – “We believe that H.B. Fuller can and should play a role in creating positive change,” said Jim Owens, president and CEO of H.B. Fuller.  Read

POLIFILM PROTECTION: optimum protection and efficient production  

www.polifilm.com, 18 April 2019 – Deep drawing ranks amongst the most common techniques for the intense forming of stainless steel sheets.  Read

Lohmann: impetus for innovation at LOPEC

www.ope-journal.com, 18 April 2019 – In March, LOPEC took place in Munich with about 160 international companies.  Read

Composites materials: the driver behind new technologies from tesa

www.tesa.com, 17 April 2019 - 2 new ideas were launched at JEC World 2019: a clean cut tape, which prevents the fraying of carbon fiber textiles after cutting, and a product for fixing the position of fiberglass textiles, which are used to line the rotor blades of large wind turbines.  Read

Don't let e-commerce opportunities pass you by

www.hbfuller.com, 17 April 2019 – Annual retail e-commerce sales have grown roughly 25 percent year over year, but inefficient equipment could be slowing your e-commerce business opportunities.  Read

Neenah announces the availability of its’ KAP release coating on tape backings produced in Bruckmühl, Bavaria (Germany), and in Munising and Quakertown, USA

www.afera.com, 12 April 2019 - Tape backings made with this unique system exhibit excellent stability on aging with little adhesion to backing build.  Read 

Ashland appoints new partner for laminating adhesive and PSAs distribution

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 5 April 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™ water based adhesives for the printing industry.  Read

Ashland offers breathable medical PSA for trauma-free removal

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 4 April 2019 – Ashland introduced Aroset™ Gentle 700, a new medical pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), at MD&M West in Anaheim, CA.  Read

RKW sustainability report: assuming responsibility for the benefit of future generations

www.rkw-group.com, 3 April 2019 – As one of the leading film manufacturers, the RKW Group is engaged in a future worth living in, sustainability is thus a key component in RKW's corporate policy and business mission.  Read

3M Launches ISO-standard pressure sensitive transfer adhesive for medical devices

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 2 April 2019 – 3M medical transfer adhesive, 4075 offers excellent initial skin adhesion with up to a 14-day wear time, depending on the backing material used.  Read

Industry news

E-mobility puts pressure on OEMs, suppliers to bet big  

www.rubbernews.com, 30 April 2019 – Electric vehicles, ride sharing apps and government regulations are driving automotive original equipment manufacturers to make sizable bets on E-mobility, and that in turn is causing massive ripple effects throughout the supply chain.  Read

Films extending the shelf-life of cherries

www.packagingeurope.com, 30 April 2019 – Providing better fresh produce, bakery products and proteins, by producing packaging for extending their shelf-life and quality, is the core objective of the EU-funded NanoPack Project.  Read

New submission portal for poison centres notifications

www.echa.europa.eu, 24 April 2019 – ECHA has released a new portal that allows companies to prepare and submit information on hazardous mixtures that can be used by poison centres.  Read

Calls for evidence for setting occupational exposure limit values for lead and its compounds and for diisocyanates

www.echa.europa.eu, 17 April 2019 – ECHA has launched calls for evidence on lead and its compounds and on diisocyanates for use in drafting the scientific reports related to health-based exposure limits at the workplace.  Read

Commission publishes 12th ATP to the CLP Regulation  

www.echa.europa.eu, 10 April 2019 – On 27 March 2019, the European Commission published the 12th adaptation to technical progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation, implementing the 6th and 7th revised editions to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling.  Read

Photosensitive ink formulation and inkjet printing on flexible PET substrate  

www.european-coatings.com, 1 April 2019 – A paper proposes an alternative way to produce photochromic Ag:TiO2 films compatible with industrialisation and with soft substrates.  Read

Functional clays as reinforcement of nitrile latex films    

www.european-coatings.com, 1 April 2019 – The objective of a new work is to evaluate the influence of a clay containing antiseptic agent on the properties of latex films of acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR).  Read



 
 


 

   

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