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IN THIS EDITION
Afera’s President wishes Members a prosperous New Year
Nitto EMEA joins Afera’s Steering Committee
Data and trends in tapes for the European building & construction industry
Expanding opportunities for PSA tapes in the building & construction market from a North American perspective
Adhesives, tapes and films industry events in 2020 and 2021
Scapa India unveils new PVC coating capabilities
New adhesive that debonds in magnetic field may increase recyclability of materials
BU chemists develop new biodegradable adhesive
Self-stick adhesive made with black pepper derivative adjusts to many tastes
40% off for Afera Members: 20th AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
9th Afera Technical Seminar
Call for Papers 
TechSem Sponsorship & Supplier Tabletop Exhibition
6-8 April 2020
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
63rd Afera Annual Conference
7-9 October 2020
Location: TBD
7th Global Tape Forum & Global Test Methods Committee Meetings
17-19 November 2020
Osaka, Japan
More industry events
ISSUE 1, 17 JANUARY 2020
Afera’s President wishes Members a prosperous New Year

Lohmann’s Head of Global R&D Evert Smit discusses Afera’s accomplishments in 2019 and looks ahead to co-operating with other European and global regional organisations, educating the adhesive tape industry’s current and future workforce, and monitoring tape trends in 2020.  Read

Nitto EMEA joins Afera’s Steering Committee

Nitto EMEA’s General Sales Manager Dirk Pittoors brings more than 30 years of experience in the adhesive tape industry to the 8-Member board which drives Afera’s working programme and objectives.  Read 

Data and trends in tapes for the European building & construction industry

Evert Smit discusses the market trends, drivers and opportunities for manufacturers of B&C adhesive tapes in Europe.  Read

Expanding opportunities for PSA tapes in the building & construction market from a North American perspective

PSTC Marketing Committee Chairman Graeme Roan tells tape manufactures how and why specifiers choose tapes for both residential and commercial/industry projects.  Read

Adhesives, tapes and films industry events in 2020 and 2021
Afera has updated our extensive global industry events calendar.  Read
Scapa India unveils new PVC coating capabilities
Scapa Industrial has commissioned a new, built-for-purpose, PVC coating line at the Chennai, India facility to serve its regional Scapa Industrial automotive, cable and electrical customers.  Read
New adhesive that debonds in magnetic field may increase recyclability of materials
A University of Sussex research team says that products that would otherwise have been destined for landfills can now be safely disassembled without the use of chemicals, with component materials recycled instead.  Read
BU chemists develop new biodegradable adhesive
Researchers at Boston University have unveiled an alternative eco-friendly adhesive that is made entirely of naturally derived chemical components for use in a wide range of industrial and medical applications.  Read
Self-stick adhesive made with black pepper derivative adjusts to many tastes
Researchers from the POLYMAT Institute at the University of the Basque Country have designed a new PSA made of 71% renewable biological products that can be tuned to different strengths using ultraviolet light.  Read
40% off for Afera Members: 20th AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference
As a Supporter of this learning and networking event covering key release liner markets, applications areas, opportunities and growth, Afera has obtained a special registration rate for our Members.  Read
Member news

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes: pressure-sensitive adhesives  

www.adhesivesmag.com, 9 January 2020 – Avery Dennison reports that its new Core Series was designed to address the majority of converters’ bonding needs.  Read

H.B. Fuller’s Glue Talk Blog: electric bike and scooter trend driving global market growth  

www.hbfuller.com, 7 January 2020 – The global transportation market is undergoing a sea change, and this transformation is driven by the recent rise of the micro-mobility trend.  Read

New high-tack film labelling adhesive for personal care and food applications  

www.specialchem.com, 1 January 2020 – UPM Raflatac has launched RP670 adhesive, a high-tack adhesive for film labelling in home and personal care and food applications in the EMEIA region.  Read

Lone Star Funds to acquire BASF’s Construction Chemicals business   

www.basf.com, 21 December 2020 – The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020, subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities.  Read

USA Hockey renews agreement with Renfrew Pro Hockey Tape

www.scapaindustrial.com, 20 December 2019 – USA Hockey announced today it has renewed its supplier agreement with Scapa Group, manufacturer of Renfrew Pro Hockey Tape.  Read

Lohmann: on the way to the optimal bonding solution  

www.electronics-tapes.com, 11 December 2019 – Keep up with our experts: In the second video, our electronics experts create the perfect adhesive tape which has to withstand various testing procedures.  Read

Industry news

Nissan says new film structure will reduce road noise  

www.plasticsnews.com, 7 January 2020 – Nissan Motor Co. is combining plastic film and a lattice structure on a new lightweight, soundproofing material which it said can help make car cabins quieter while improving energy efficiency.  Read

Anisotropic conductive adhesives (ACA) for electronics

www.specialchem.com, 18 December 2019 – Liquid-crystal and plasma display TVs, as well as other thin film electronic technologies, demand that electronics are bonded in very close proximity to glass, using the adhesive as sophisticated addition to the circuit design.  Read

New design using tape: This futuristic fire mask uses 5G to guide you to the nearest exit

www.yankodesign.com, 18 December 2019 – Lined with adhesive tape, the mask has been designed to ensure that it seals once it touches your face.  Read

Conductive tape current capacity comparison

www.hackaday.com, 9 December 2019 – The world of DIY circuits for STEM and wearables has a few options for conductors.  Read



 
 


 

   

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