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IN THIS EDITION
9th Afera TechSem 2020: Early-bird registration discount ends today!
Update on the changing environment of PSA tape raw materials
Spotlight on Turkish converter Egebant
Overview of Afera 2020-2025
Afera Committees and Working Groups meet next week
Epoxy adhesives containing recycled polymers and graphene oxide nanoflakes
Researchers study wood adhesives to improve bond-line performance
Building & construction: vertical wall market opportunities
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
30 September–2 October 2020
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort, Valencia, Spain
7th Global Tape Forum & Global Test Methods Committee Meetings
17-19 November 2020
Osaka, Japan
More industry events
ISSUE 2, 7 FEBRUARY 2020
9th Afera TechSem 2020: Early-bird registration discount ends today!

Keep up with the latest issues and technologies driving the PSA world and open up lines of communication within the Industry for your business.  Read

Update on the changing environment of PSA tape raw materials

H.B. Fuller’s Global Business Manager of Tapes and Labels, Melanie Ott, tells us what affects feedstock prices globally.  Read

Spotlight on Turkish converter Egebant

General Manager İbrahim Hatipoğlu discusses learning about Afera and sitting on the Steering Committee.  Read

Overview of Afera 2020-2025

Find out about the European Adhesive Tape Association’s mission, initiatives, events and Member benefits, all in one leaflet. Read

Afera Committees and Working Groups meet next week
Afera’s leadership will gather at the InterContinental Düsseldorf to push the Association’s business agenda forward. Which Member companies participate? Check here
Epoxy adhesives containing recycled polymers and graphene oxide nanoflakes
Scientists discuss the thermal and mechanical properties of their newly designed adhesives based on recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET), ground rubber tire (GTR), and graphene oxide (GO) nanoflakes.  Read
Researchers study wood adhesives to improve bond-line performance
An international team of researchers is working to understand the optimal adhesive penetration into wood for specific products and applications.  Read
Building & construction: vertical wall market opportunities
In his blog post for the Adhesive and Sealant Council, U.S. Construction Specifications Institute’s Paul Bertram touches on the outlook, agencies and testing related to precast walls and building envelope sealing, fenestration, SIPs and curtain walls.  Read
Member news

Orafol hires Mastroieni for new role

www.print21.com.au, 29 January 2020 – Orafol has taken on a new national strategic relationship manager, with Daniela Mastroieni stepping into the role.  Read

3M forecast 2020 profit below estimates on weak Asia demand  

www.channelnewsasia.com, 28 January 2020 – U.S. industrial giant 3M Co. forecast 2020 profit below expectations as it faces sluggish demand in Asia, its largest market outside the United States.  Read

Which Of 3M's 26 business lines makes the most money?  

www.nasdaq.com, 28 January 2020 – 3M’s revenues were $32.8 billion in 2018, and the single largest of its 26 business lines is its adhesives and tapes business – which brought in $4.3 billion in revenues (~13% of total revenues in 2018).  Read

BASF invests in expansion of polyurethane dispersion business in Europe by 30%  

www.basf.com, 23 January 2020 – BASF announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain.  Read

Evonik partners with Safic-Alcan Hellas to distribute raw materials in Greece

www.specialchem.com, 22 January 2020 – Safic-Alcan Hellas, a subsidiary of the SaficAlcan Group, has announced a new distribution partnership with Evonik in Greece for the following brands and industries, effective from 1 January 2020.  Read

Sika Silicone Adhesive receives USGlass 2019 Readers’ Choice Award

www.adhesivesmag.com, 21 January 2020 – According to Sika, the product offers excellent adhesion to a wide range of substrates that are widely used in structural glazing applications.  Read

Evonik inaugurates plant to provide adhesive and sealant solutions

www.specialchem.com, 13 January 2020 – Evonik has opened a new multi-purpose silicone manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany to strengthen its focus on adhesive and sealant solutions.  Read

Industry news

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

www.awa-bv.com, February 2020 – 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

UV/light stabilisers for adhesives

www.specialchem.com, 6 February 2020 – When adhesives and sealants are used in outdoor environments, the action of light can lead to detrimental effects on both appearance and performance.  Read

A complete guide on styrene butadiene copolymer resins

www.specialchem.com, 5 February 2020 – Styrene butadiene copolymers resins represent a versatile family of resins for adhesive and sealant development.  Read

How something as mundane as a roll of tape became groundbreakingly useful

www.yankodesign.com, 31 January 2020 – Oscar Lhermitte’s tape was designed to be a template, a canvas for information one keeps needing to refer to while working.  Read

Test methods to measure impact strength of adhesive joints

www.specialchem.com, 29 January 2020 – Adhesives react differently at high loading rates than they do under more normal static loading conditions.  Read

Selecting rheology modifiers for adhesives

www.specialchem.com, 23 January 2020 – Rheology modifiers enhance viscosity and have a great impact on the application characteristics of adhesive and sealant formulations.  Read

Select defoamers/anti-foaming agents for adhesives

www.specialchem.com, 22 January 2020 – Defoaming/anti-foaming agents are primarily used in formulating water-borne adhesives, but they are also used in solvent-borne and solvent-free systems.  Read

The flexible permanence of copper tape circuits

www.hackaday.com, 15 January – Somewhere between shoving components into a breadboard temporarily and committing them to a piece of protoboard or a PCB lies the copper tape method.  Read



 
 


 

   

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