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IN THIS EDITION
Adhesive tape innovation lessons learned: Culture defines structure
E.U. lockdown and regulatory developments
Incoming Afera Regulatory Affairs Manager hits the ground running
Spotlight on adhesive tape manufacturer Coroplast 
Super-strong surgical tape further developed to detach on demand
Tale of the tape: Sticky bits make better batteries
Researchers develop adhesive film for biochemical health monitoring system
Pressure sensitive adhesives market expected to increase due to COVID-19 pandemic
Prices edge higher despite subdued sales
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry event calendar 2020-2022
Afera General Assembly 2020 and Autumn Committee Meetings to be held as live virtual events
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
Afera Lockdown Exit Webinar
The state of sustainability in adhesive tapes
Thursday, 3 September, 14.00 CEST
Afera Webinar
Kickoff of new series: Prelude to Annual Conference
Thursday, 17 September 2020, 14.00 CEST
     
63rd Afera Annual Conference
30 September–2 October 2020
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort, Valencia, Spain
  A hybrid event  
Afera Technical Committee Meeting
Monday, 12 October 2020, 14.00 CEST
An online event
Afera Marketing Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 14.00 CEST
An online event
Afera Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 14.00 CEST
An online event
Afera General Assembly 2020
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 14.00 CEST
An online event
9th Afera Technical Seminar
TechSem Sponsorship & Supplier Tabletop Exhibition
12-14 April 2021
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
     
64th Afera Annual Conference
29 September–1 October 2021
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 7, 15 JUly 2020
Adhesive tape innovation lessons learned: Culture defines structure

Afera’s 18 June COVID-19 lockdown exit webinar offered unique perspectives on emerging market opportunities, product diversification, culture versus structure, focus and collaboration within innovation.  Read │ Afera’s next Webinar themed “The state of sustainability in adhesive tapes,” 3 September, 14.00 CEST  Register

E.U. lockdown and regulatory developments

Read the latest safety and regulatory updates in Afera’s recent Webinar report.  Read

Incoming Afera Regulatory Affairs Manager hits the ground running

Pablo Englebienne talks joining Lejeune on the first day of lockdown, his challenging new role in Afera and important regulatory trends.  Read

Spotlight on adhesive tape manufacturer Coroplast 

Head of R&D Ralf Roenisch discusses sitting on the Technical Committee, Afera’s “priceless” network and more. Read

Super-strong surgical tape further developed to detach on demand
A removable adhesive developed by MIT engineers could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.  Read
Tale of the tape: Sticky bits make better batteries
For an Advanced Materials study, Rice University researchers turned adhesive tape into a silicon oxide film that replaces troublesome anodes in lithium metal batteries.  Read
Researchers develop adhesive film for biochemical health monitoring system
UCLA researchers have designed a disposable, double-sided and thin adhesive film that could upgrade a consumer smartwatch into a powerful health monitoring system.  Read
Pressure sensitive adhesives market expected to increase due to COVID-19 pandemic
SpecialChem reports the global PSA market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6% through 2025, with high demand from the packaging and medical and healthcare industries owing to the widespread coronavirus pandemic.  Read
Prices edge higher despite subdued sales
Polymer prices turned a corner in June following a rise in crude oil and feedstock costs.  Read
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry events calendar 2020-2022
Because of the quickly changing events landscape, we continue to keep track of the global industry events that matter to you.  Read
Afera General Assembly 2020 and autumn Committee Meetings to be held as live virtual events
Registration to attend the 22 October annual general meeting online is open to all Afera Member Companies │ The Technical, Marketing and Steering Committee Meetings will be held 12-14 October. Contact the Secretariat to request an invitation if you have not already received one.
Member news

Kraton Corporation’s new SBC for UV cure pressure sensitive HMA

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 26 June 2020 – Kraton Corporation launches Kraton™ DX0222, a styrene block copolymer (SBC) for radiation-curable and pressure sensitive hot-melt adhesives (HMA).  Read

Lohmann to hold online seminar on solutions for automotive display applications

www.electronics-tapes.com, 24 July 2020 – Discover the advantages of adhesive bonding, while learning about different product variants and tape formats as well as solutions for future requirements in the field of automotive display applications – all in one session!  Read

Avery Dennison to hold webinar on EcoDesign: the importance of manufacturing sustainable products

www.packagineurope.com, 22 July 2020 – The EcoDesign approach and its advantages: Choosing the right label design for your product starts with understanding how the packaging protects your product, enhances consumer use, and enables a sustainable end-life.  Read

UPM Raflatac’s new partnership for sustainable PSA labelling solution

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 22 June 2020 – UPM Raflatac and Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. started a new strategic partnership for sustainable roll-fed pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) labeling solutions.  Read

New PSA for high temperature hook and loop tape fasteners

www.adhesives.org, 18 June 2020 – 3M’s woven nylon high temperature hook fastener is designed for signage and display, medical brace closures and for fitting seat backs and cushions in the aerospace and specialty vehicle assemblies.  Read

PSTC plans fall member business meeting in October

www.adhesivesmag.com, 18 June 2020 – Slated to be held in person at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., October 27-29, 2020, this member-only event will see the attendance of PSA tape professionals in executive and managerial roles.  Read

Industry news

Flock adhesives market size impacted due to COVID-19

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 13 July 2020 – Grand View Research anticipates that global flock adhesives market will expand at a CAGR of 4.7 percent through 2027, driven by increasing demand from the textile and automotive sectors.  Read

High-performance adhesives market impacted majorly due to Covid-19

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 25 June 2020 – The global high-performance adhesives market will expand 3.5% CAGR through 2027, fuelled by rising private and government spending in the healthcare and building & construction sectors.  Read

What are pressure sensitive adhesives and tapes?

www.adhesivesmag.com, 24 June 2020 – A variety of adhesive chemistries and tape formats can be combined to help ensure that a specific tape satisfies a specific need.  Read

Post-process: advances in downstream equipment

www.filmandsheet.com, 16 June 2020 – Downstream equipment describes a wide range of post-processing machinery, encompassing systems including web inspection, slitting, stretching and surface treatment.  Read

 

 
 


 

   

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