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IN THIS EDITION
Afera webinar this Thursday: Navigating the COVID-19 crisis within the adhesive tape value chain
Afera shares COVID-19 best practices and experiences among our Members
Using ordinary tape, researchers make chip that could speed up drug development
Spotlight on raw material supplier H.B. Fuller
Afera Committees and Working Groups meet successfully in updated format
9th Afera Technical Seminar postponed to August
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry events in 2020 and 2021
Materials firms work to fortify supply chains despite coronavirus
Meeting modern challenges in bonding to automotive thermoplastic olefin plastics
Spider silk: a sticky solution to traditional sutures
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
9th Afera Technical Seminar
Call for Papers 
TechSem Sponsorship & Supplier Tabletop Exhibition
24-26 August 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 3, 1 april 2020
Afera webinar this Thursday: Navigating the COVID-19 crisis within the adhesive tape value chain

Keeping connected to the European tape business, join us on Thursday, 2 April, at 14.00 CET when Afera will host a Member-exclusive webinar on coping with and responding to this month’s events.  Read

Afera shares COVID-19 best practices and experiences among our Members

Will you share your knowledge and advice with our industry collective?  Read

Using ordinary tape, researchers make chip that could speed up drug development

With ordinary double-sided tape, researchers in Sweden have developed a technique which could dramatically lower cost barriers for labs that test new drugs and analyse how the body reacts to them.  Read

Spotlight on raw material supplier H.B. Fuller

Global Business Manager of Tapes and Labels Melanie Ott discusses a decade of involvement with Afera and her recent tasks as Steering Committee Member.  Read

Afera Committees and Working Groups meet successfully in updated format
Afera’s Düsseldorf leadership Meetings were a microcosm of the European industry acting and innovating together in business.  Read
9th Afera Technical Seminar postponed to August
Due to continuing developments surrounding COVID-19, Technical Committee Chairman Reinhard Storbeck and Secretary General Astrid Lejeune decided to reschedule the TechSem to 24-26 August 2020.  Read
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry events in 2020 and 2021
We have updated our extensive global industry events calendar according to all the latest cancellations and postponements.  Read
Materials firms work to fortify supply chains despite coronavirus
In the last week, North American firms have shifted their attention from how shutdowns in China might affect their businesses to dealing with potential economic impacts within their own region.  Read
Meeting modern challenges in bonding to automotive thermoplastic olefin plastics
Increasingly used in the automotive industry as an alternative to high-cost, heavy metal materials, TPO plastics present unique bonding challenges for PSA manufacturers.  Read
Spider silk: a sticky solution to traditional sutures
Researchers have copied the structure of spider silk to develop a double-sided tape which could eventually be used in the place of surgical sutures or to implant medical devices.  Read
Member news

Tape Week cancelled; PSTC working to reschedule for same time next year

www.adhesivesmag.com, 20 March 2020 – The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) recently announced that its board of directors has decided to cancel Tape Week, which had been planned for May 4-7 in Orlando, Fla. Full refunds will be issued to everyone who had registered for the event, including exhibitors and sponsors.  Read

A perfect bond: a 3M industrial scientist inspires with a record number of patents  

www.machinedesign.com, 17 March 2020 – Audrey Sherman has a penchant for adhesives… and a drive to make her inventions stick.  Read

ORAFOL expands with new advanced polymer films unit

www.wideformatonline.com, 17 March 2020 – “The new division adds a whole new product line to the existing offering,” says the company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive graphic films, reflective materials and adhesive tape systems.  Read

Lohmann's smart bonding approach: understanding customer demands, developing bonding solutions and committing to the service concept

www.electronics-tapes.com, 11 March 2020 – Video series: Especially in the consumer goods sector, manufacturers face major design and function challenges – this also goes for the development of a new high-tech adhesive tape.  Read

VITO Irmen appoints new sales manager

www.vito-irmen.de, 10 March 2020 – On 1 March, Marko Rubčić took over sales management at adhesive tape manufacturer VITO Irmen GmbH & Co. KG in Remagen, Germany.  Read

Firmenich to acquire DRT

www.drt.fr, 2 March 2020 – Firmenich today announced that it has entered into exclusivity with Ardian, Tikehau Capital and family shareholders to acquire DRT, a world leader in plant-based chemistry, mainly from pine trees, and one of the leading suppliers globally of high quality, renewable ingredients.  Read

Henkel offers new course on hot melt PSA for industry professionals

www.adhesivesmag.com, 19 February 2020 – The program is directed at the professionals from all fields and industries working with pressure sensitive adhesives, such as machine operators, process engineers, laboratory staff as well as shift leaders, product developers, and quality control staff.  Read

Avery Dennison RFID blocking material earns UL classification

www.adhesivesmag.com, 18 February 2020 – When applied to surfaces such as walls and doors, ShieldSense reportedly creates a barrier that restricts RFID waves from travelling beyond its perimeters.  Read

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes: lamination adhesives portfolio

www.adhesivesmag.com, 2 February 2020 – Avery Dennison Performance Tapes recently launched its lamination adhesives portfolio, which reportedly enables durable labels to maintain critical product messaging over an item’s lifetime.  Read

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

Industry news

Sticking it to invasive Aedes mosquitoes

www.blogs.biomedcentral.com, 24 March 2020 – After a day carrying out AIM surveillance at Liverpool Port using adult traps, over a cup of tea we came up with the idea of using adhesive tape to screen used tyres.  Read

February prices mixed for PVC, polypropylene and PET bottle resin

www.plasticsnews.com, 20 March 2020 – U.S. housing activity drove North American suspension PVC prices up in February, while soft demand sent prices for polypropylene and PET bottle resin down for the month.  Read

Sticky tape: A key ingredient for mapping artefact origins

www.sciencedaily.com, 9 March 2020 – Researchers at the RIKEN Nishina Centre for Accelerator-Based Science in Japan have demonstrated that combining a highly sensitive sulphur analysis technique with simple sulphur-free tape is an effective and harmless way to test extremely small samples of vermilion from artefacts that are thousands of years old.  Read

Using the gold tape method, scientists develop new method to isolate atomic sheets and create new materials

www.nanowerk.com, 20 February 2020 – Columbia University researchers report in Science that they have invented a new method – using ultraflat gold films – to disassemble vdW single crystals layer by layer into monolayers with near-unity yield and with dimensions limited only by bulk crystal sizes.  Read

Interview: “Adhesives are becoming the preferred method of bonding”

www.european-coatings.com, 12 February 2020 – Adhesives continue to replace mechanical fasteners in a variety of assemblies, says Brendan M. Cullinan, the technology director of coatings and construction at Brenntag North America, who shares his insights into current trends and his outlook on bio-based adhesives.  Read

ChemQuest’s Technology Institute appoints Victoria Scarborough, Ph.D., vice president of collaborative innovation

www.chemquest.com, February 2020 – The ChemQuest Group, Inc., a leading international business strategy firm in specialty chemicals, announces the addition of Dr. Victoria Scarborough as Vice President of Collaborative Innovation.  Read

 

 
 


 

   

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