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IN THIS EDITION
C2 Coating & Converting on Afera’s Annual Conference: cueing in on the war for talent and the next-generation workforce
Demographic change in the workforce: an insight into millennials, a generation disrupted
Assembly Magazine: new techniques for joining plastic to metal
New residue-free SACNT film-based nanomaterial tape for extreme temperatures
Designing rebondable structural adhesives
“Every employee exposed to diisocyanates will have to receive training”
2019 adhesives and sealants raw materials and chemicals overview
China’s 22nd Adhesives and Tapes Industry Annual Conference
PSTC looks forward to 2nd building & construction markets and applications track at its 2020 Tape Summit
Fastener + Fixing Magazine special offer for Afera Members
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
62nd Afera Annual Conference 2019
9-11 October
Pestana Palace Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
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9th Afera Technical Seminar
6-8 April 2020
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
63rd Afera Annual Conference
7-9 October 2020
Swisshotel The Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey
7th Global Tape Forum & Global Test Methods Committee Meetings
17-19 November 2020
Osaka, Japan
More industry events
ISSUE 9 2019
C2 Coating & Converting on Afera’s Annual Conference: cueing in on the war for talent and the next-generation workforce
Afera’s latest press release covers our upcoming Lisbon Conference dedicated to “Making the Tape Business Future-Proof”.  Read | Register 
Demographic change in the workforce: an insight into millennials, a generation disrupted

In the Lisbon Conference Blog, Deloitte’s Christiane Schober discusses the shift in who is entering and leaving the workforce and what companies can do to attract and retain younger-generation employees.  Read

Assembly Magazine: new techniques for joining plastic to metal

The lightweighting trend drives engineers on a quest to join dissimilar materials.  Read

New residue-free SACNT film-based nanomaterial tape for extreme temperatures

Researchers have developed a double-sided tape which can adhere to surfaces through Van der Waals interactions and outperform conventional adhesives at temperatures ranging from -321 F to 1,832 F.  Read

Designing rebondable structural adhesives
Aromatic thermosetting polyesters have been shown to be fully compatible with the reversible bonding adhesion concept.  Read
“Every employee exposed to diisocyanates will have to receive training”
European Coatings looks into how the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) proposed restriction on diisocyanates under REACH will affect adhesives producers.  Read
2019 adhesives and sealants raw materials and chemicals overview

Adhesive & Sealants Industry reviews use trends, price fluctuations and availability of oil & gas, ethylene, propylene, vinyl acetate monomer, butadiene, styrene and acrylic acid.  Read

China’s 22nd Adhesives and Tapes Industry Annual Conference

CATIA reports on its latest Shanghai conference which focussed on “Green and innovation: promoting high-quality development of the industry”.  Read

PSTC looks forward to 2nd building & construction markets and applications track at its 2020 Tape Summit

The North American association announces its plans to explore more PSA tape verticals and to conduct an automotive industry research study.  Read

Fastener + Fixing Magazine special offer for Afera Members

The publication with a readership of 45,000 will feature tapes and adhesives in its November edition.  Read 

Member news

Dr. George Ritter brings 40-years of diverse materials- and applications-development to South Boston, VA    

www.chemquest.com, 20 September 2019 – The ChemQuest Group, Inc., a leading business strategy firm in specialty chemicals, announces the addition of Dr. George W. Ritter as Director.  Read

Sekisui Chemical introduces new plastic film for head-up displays  

www.plasticsnews.com, 11 September 2019 – The film is included between the laminated glass layers of an automotive windscreen.  Read

UPM remains the most sustainable company in the paper and forest industry  

www.upm.com, 10 September 2019 – UPM was named industry leader for the Paper and Forest industry in the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2019-2020 for the seventh time.  Read

UPM plans to reduce its uncoated paper capacity to safeguard competitiveness in Europe

www.upm.com, 10 September 2019 – UPM plans to permanently close a SC paper machine in Rauma, Finland and sell its Chapelle newsprint mill in Grand-Couronne, France.  Read

Sika acquires manufacturer of silicone sealants and adhesives in China

www.sika.com, 22 September 2019 – Sika has agreed to acquire Crevo-Hengxin, a Chinese manufacturer of silicone sealants and adhesives used in both industry and construction applications.  Read

Outstanding quality of CPI’s R&D acknowledged by the European Union  

www.cpi-plasma.com, 6 September 2019 – CPI has been awarded an SME Instrument grant from the European Union (H2020 program) for its project medXIMO.  Read

OLBRICH takes over Polytype Converting completely

www.olbrich.com, 2 September 2019 – In February 2017 the new Polytype Converting was created as a joint venture of OLBRICH GmbH and Jagenberg AG and integrated the entire know-how of Polytype, Pagendarm and Olbrich CTH.  Read

DRT announces investments in 2 major product lines

www.drt.fr, 30 August 2019 – DRT will build a plant to produce terpene phenolic resins at its Lesperon site, and in Vielle-Saint-Girons, it will build a brand-new state of the art plant to produce hydrogenated rosin and resin derivatives.  Read

New adhesive solutions from Henkel save material for pallet securing

www.packagingeurope.com, 27 August 2019 – Logistics packaging is one example of the importance of making processes more efficient and sustainable and keeping an eye on the entire value chain.  Read

Scapa India opens new production site in Delhi

www.scapaindustrial.com, 23 August 2019 – Scapa Industrial is pleased to announce the opening of a new, built-for-purpose production site in Delhi, India.  Read

Henkel to launch WB and mineral oil-free hot-melt PSAs at Labelexpo 2019

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 23 August 2019 – Henkel will showcase a variety of adhesive solutions for labelling from September 24-27 at the Labelexpo 2019 in Brussels at booth A22 in hall 5.  Read  

VITO Irmen’s new market presence 

www.vito-irmen.de, 22 August 2019 – Quite a lot has changed at VITO Irmen GmbH & Co. KG, manufacturer of technical adhesive tapes and self-adhesive products in Remagen, Germany.  Read 

PSTC opens call for abstracts for 2020 Tape Summit  

www.pstc.org, 22 August 2019 – The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council, the leading North American trade association for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape manufactures and affiliate suppliers, recently announced its call for abstracts for the opportunity to present during the Building & Construction Industry: Markets and Applications Track at its annual event taking place in Orlando, Florida, 6-9 May 2020.  Read

BASF and Toray bringing new tape to automotive industry

www.eppm.com, 14 August 2019 – Toray Advanced Composites and BASF have signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of CFRT tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.  Read

Industry news

Structural adhesives market to reach USD 19.4 bn by 2024, predicts M&M

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 11 September 2019 – Among applications, the wind energy application is projected to grow at the highest rate from 2019 to 2024.  Read

Thermoplastic films market growth driven by increasing aesthetics demand

www.eppm.com, 7 August 2019 – The global market for thermoplastic films is projected to grow at a steady pace and create an opportunity of $4.7bn (~€4.2bn) during the forecast period 2013-2026.  Read

Scientists find way of making sustainable polymers from fragrant molecules

www.britishplastics.co.uk, 6 September 2019 – A way of making organic polymers from the fragrant molecules in conifers and fruit trees has been developed by scientist at the University of Birmingham.  Read

Remora fish lamellae-inspired disc model paves path for cost-effective adhesives

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 4 September 2019 – In a study led at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), researchers have showcased a new biologically inspired remora disc capable of replicating the passive forces of suction and friction that power the fish’s ability, demonstrating up to 60% greater hold than has been measured for live remoras attached to shark skin.  Read

CGT builds its business in Europe with acquisitions  

www.plasticsnews.com, 26 August 2019 – Cambridge, Ontario-based Canadian General-Tower Ltd. has acquired the assets of two companies in France, AlkorDraka Industries and Alkor Medical Tubing, during a bankruptcy process to add capacity for plastic films and increase its presence in Europe.  Read



 
 


 

   

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