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IN THIS EDITION
How do tape-related businesses, employers and managers attract future workforce?
Double-sided tape for tissues could replace surgical sutures
Afera’s Lisbon Conference: what participants had to say
Afera’s strengthened antitrust policy
AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference: special rate for Afera Members
Fraunhofer Austria Research invites Afera Members to participate in E.U. innovation project on quality control in smart manufacturing
Adhesives for sterile environments
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
9th Afera Technical Seminar
6-8 April 2020
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
7th Global Tape Forum & Global Test Methods Committee Meetings
17-19 November 2020
Osaka, Japan
More industry events
ISSUE 11 2019
How do tape-related businesses, employers and managers attract future workforce?

At Afera’s recent Annual Conference, Deloitte Human Capital Consulting’s Christiane Schober elaborated upon her discussion of demographic change in the workforce, offering deeper insights into current trends and anomalies linked to the tape industry.  Read 

Double-sided tape for tissues could replace surgical sutures

MIT News reports that a new adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.  Read

Afera’s Lisbon Conference: what participants had to say

Of the over 150 attendees of the European Adhesive Tape Associations annual get-together, these delegates of tape manufacturers, suppliers and converters offer their reactions.  Read

Afera’s strengthened antitrust policy

Under Evert Smit’s guidance, the Association has renewed its antitrust policy to ensure that meetings and activities are held in a safe and trusted environment for all Members.  Read

AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference: special rate for Afera Members

As a Supporter of and participant in the only annual event dedicated to the release liner industry, Afera has obtained a 40% discount on registration for our Members.  Read

Fraunhofer Austria Research invites Afera Members to participate in E.U. innovation project on quality control in smart manufacturing
FhA is preparing a strong E.U. proposal for a project within the field of predictive/prescriptive quality and is looking for manufacturers who would like to join.  Read
Adhesives for sterile environments
artimelt has carried out a comprehensive study on selected adhesives subjected to the individual methods of ethylene oxide sterilisation and gamma and x-ray radiation.  Read
Member news

New pressure-sensitive adhesives from Avery Dennison for various applications  

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 21 October 2019 – Avery Dennison Performance Tapes launched its new pressure sensitive adhesives Core Series™ Portfolio, which features a full breadth of adhesive technologies, ranging from general purpose rubber to silicone, in a variety of tape constructions.  Read

Materials: There’s a new duct tape in town  

www.machinedesign.com, 24 October 2019 – As stronger-than-ever adhesives and tapes continue to replace fasteners, your engineering dream of having nothing but tape and oil in your toolbox may soon come true.  Read

3M launches upgraded sealing tape to meet packaging challenges  

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 21 October 2019 – 3M has launched Scotch® High Tack Box Sealing Tape 375+, an upgraded industrial packaging tape ensuring high- performance for ecommerce and other shipments and overcoming ineffective box sealing tape challenges.  Read

OMNOVA’s shareholders approve their merger with Synthomer  

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 18 October 2019 – OMNOVA Solutions Inc. has announced that its shareholders have approved the merger agreement under which Synthomer plc will acquire all outstanding OMNOVA common shares.  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

Industry news

Turbulence transforms polymers into gecko-like dendrites  

www.physicsworld.com, 28 October 2019 – Now, Orlin Velev and colleagues at North Carolina State University have harnessed the power of turbulence to develop a versatile method for synthesizing dendritic polymer particles.  Read

Aslan to be acquired by Poli-Tape Group

www.printweek.com, 18 October 2019 – Self-adhesive substrates manufacturer Aslan is set to be acquired by textile transfer film specialist Poli-Tape.  Read

Making the case for plastics packaging

www.packagingeurope.com, 18 October 2019 – It has been a challenging period for the plastics packaging industry with difficult market conditions and the ongoing 'war on plastics' having an effect.  Read

Adhesive tape market reported to grow by 6% in 2017-2022

www.packagingsouthasia.com, 30 September 2019 – APAC countries continue to dominate the market.  Read

Mergers remain big trend for film and sheet

www.plasticsnews.com, 23 September 2019 – This week Plastics News publishes its annual ranking of North American film and sheet manufacturers.  Read



 
 


 

   

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