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IN THIS EDITION
Noted economist shares his forecast for the U.S. economy after COVID-19
Spotlight on release liner supplier Loparex
Titanium tape gives surgeons stronger tool to fix pacemakers
Hot-melt adhesive tapes market to reach USD 79.9 bn by 2025
Changing the packaging landscape with pressure-sensitive adhesives
‘The world is different now' for resin market
Appliance makers keep it together with PSAs
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry event calendar
COVID-19 resources for Afera Members
Quick facts about what makes Afera important to your business
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
10-12 November 2021
Osaka, Japan
More industry events
ISSUE 4, 21 april 2020
Noted economist shares his forecast for the U.S. economy after COVID-19

Find out why ASC webinar presenter Ken Mayland thinks 2021 might show the strongest year of GDP growth of the post-World War II era.  Read

Spotlight on release liner supplier Loparex

Business Development Manager Ian Grace discusses his career in PSAs and engaging in Europe’s Industry collective.  Read

Titanium tape gives surgeons stronger tool to fix pacemakers

A team of Japanese researchers has developed an adhesive tape made of titanium that tenaciously and instantly connects muscles and other kinds of living tissue far better than existing bio-adhesives.  Read

Hot-melt adhesive tapes market to reach USD 79.9 bn by 2025

M&M forecasts the global hot-melt adhesive tapes market will grow at a CAGR of 5.7%, fuelled by demand from end-use industries such as packaging, healthcare, electrical & electronics, and automotive.  Read

Changing the packaging landscape with pressure-sensitive adhesives
Adhesive manufacturers are developing new technologies that converters can present to their packaged goods customers and enable them to capture more market share.  Read
‘The world is different now' for resin market
The impact of COVID-19 on plastic resin and petrochemicals markets is being measured by industry experts.  Read
Appliance makers keep it together with PSAs
Pressure-sensitive adhesives are helping appliance assemblers enhance aesthetics, performance and reliability in a wide range of industrial applications.  Read
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry event calendar
We continue to update our extensive global industry events lists for 2020-2022 according to real-time developments.  Read
COVID-19 resources for Afera Members
After launching a biweekly webinar series, the Association has issued a statement on behalf of the adhesive tape value chain.  Read
Quick facts about what makes Afera important to your business
Our new brochure and presentation summarise the mission, targets, activities, projects and events that make our Association the go-to community of the European adhesive tape industry.  Read
Member news

Avery Dennison to donate half a million face shields

www.labelsandlabeling.com, 17 April 2020 – Avery Dennison Medical, based in Mentor, Ohio, has adapted its manufacturing lines and started producing vital disposable plastic face shields for healthcare professionals, and persons that require additional protective equipment in their line of work.  Read

UPM Raflatac reveals PP label material made from post-consumer recycled plastic  

www.packagingeurope.com, 15 April – UPM Raflatac has collaborated with SABIC to produce what it says is the first polypropylene (PP) label film manufactured from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic on the market, on a mass balance basis.  Read

A 4-day rush at Eastman to deliver on need for 10,000 shields

www.plasticsnews.com, 9 April 2020 – Over a four-day period in late March, Eastman Chemical Co. cranked out enough plastic film to make 10,000 face shields for medical workers treating the COVID-19 crisis.  Read

PSTC confirms 2021 dates for inaugural Tape Week

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 April 2020 – The first edition of the revamped Tape Week was cancelled due to COVID-19.  Read

Industry news

Chemical recycling: staying in the loop

www.filmandsheet.com, 17 April 2020 – Chemical recycling, which converts waste polymers back into monomers, could help boost recycling rates for film and sheet waste such as packaging.  Read

Straight story: flat die technology

www.filmandsheet.com, 17 April 2020 – Recent advances in flat dies include harder surfaces, higher throughput and quality – and the ability to improve tolerances and reduce start-up times.  Read

A cut above: latest in slitters and winders

www.filmandsheet.com, 17 April 2020 – Recent innovation in slitter-rewinders include narrow knifeholders, a modelling program for the slitting process, and a modernising retrofit of 30-year-old machines.  Read

Report: AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition

www.packagingsouthasia.com, 14 April 2020 – The annual Global Release Liner Industry Conference and Exhibition, hosted by AWA Alexander Watson Associates, was one of the last few industry events to take place this spring, before the coronavirus ‘lockdown’.  Read

Global release liner market 2020: new and expanded AWA Annual Review

www.whattheythink.com, 10 April 2020 – While the pressure-sensitive labelstock segment continues to be the largest, with a 48% share of the market worldwide – and forecast growth at 3.9% p.a. – other segments, benefiting from release liner as a carrier for adhesive coatings or other substances, continue to grow, driving the overall growth of the global release liner market to 3.5% in 2019.  Read

 

 
 


 

   

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