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IN THIS EDITION
Why sustainability is important to the adhesive tape industry
Afera exclusive: AWA assesses the current European pressure-sensitive specialty tapes market
Spotlight on adhesive tape manufacturer certoplast
Mount Sinai researcher identifies single gene biomarker to differentiate between atopic dermatitis and psoriasis using adhesive tape strips
A quieter car ride thanks to... tape?
Reaction to levy on non-recycled plastic waste proposed by European Council
Regulatory affairs update
Gascogne Flexible launches GASCOFORCE 826
No more pain: developing skin-friendly adhesives for healthcare professionals
The rise of automotive adhesives: a bonding story
40 days away: Afera’s 63rd Annual Conference, 30 Sept–2 Oct
Increase your visibility within the European adhesive tape supply chain: Submit your company description
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
Currently planned hybrid format to be updated on 26 August
Afera Technical Committee Meeting
Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 11.00 CEST
An online event
Afera Marketing Committee Meeting
Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 11.00 CEST
An online event
Afera Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 14.00 CEST
An online event
Afera General Assembly 2020
Wednesday, 18 November 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 8, 21 AUGUST 2020
Why sustainability is important to the adhesive tape industry

Afera’s 7th webinar in COVID-19 lockdown exit series explored the European legislative business case for embracing “sustainability” in its various forms.  Read │ Afera’s next Webinar themed “The state of sustainability in adhesive tapes,” 3 September, 14.00 CEST  Register

Afera exclusive: AWA assesses the current European pressure-sensitive specialty tapes market

While tracking developments and identifying active segments during the COVID-19 pandemic, the market intelligence provider offers new data and forecasts through 2021.  Read

Spotlight on adhesive tape manufacturer certoplast

Head of R&D Thorsten Meier’s experience in the tape business is directly tied to his involvement in Afera.  Read

Mount Sinai researcher identifies single gene biomarker to differentiate between atopic dermatitis and psoriasis using adhesive tape strips

For first time, researchers may be able to provide a non-invasive alternative to skin biopsy to correctly distinguish between two highly inflammatory diseases.  Read

A quieter car ride thanks to... tape?
Some of the simplest components—foam tapes—are having an incredible impact on driver comfort.  Read
Reaction to levy on non-recycled plastic waste proposed by European Council
Afera Regulatory Affairs Manager Pablo Englebienne discusses what an E.U.-level "plastics tax" could mean for Member States and industry.  Read
Regulatory affairs update
Learn the latest on the restriction of diisocyanates under REACH, notification of E.U. Member States of hazardous mixtures through ECHA, and the Greek competent authority’s ethanol reproductive toxicity classification proposal.  Read
Gascogne Flexible launches GASCOFORCE 826
A European manufacturer of release liners creates siliconised, reinforced, unbleached kraft laminate for self-adhesive tapes.  Read
No more pain: developing skin-friendly adhesives for healthcare professionals
Neal Carty, business director, North America, and senior director, global R&D, Avery Dennison Medical, describes the role of skin-friendly adhesive in a new type of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator.  Read
The rise of automotive adhesives: a bonding story
While adhesives have been tools for human ingenuity since the very beginning, it has been a long road to the sophisticated automotive adhesives preferred by today's OEMs.  Read
40 days away: Afera’s 63rd Annual Conference, 30 Sept–2 Oct
The currently planned hybrid format of the 2020 Conference, which is focussed on sustainability and circularity, will be decided upon and communicated on Wednesday, 26 August.  Register
Increase your visibility within the European adhesive tape supply chain: Submit your company description
Now Member Companies can take advantage of this free benefit linked to the industry collective’s most-viewed webpage, Afera’s Member directory.  Read
Member news

Henkel builds new facility to expand UV cure acrylic PSA production

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 19 August 2020 – Henkel Adhesive Technologies broke ground for a new, state-of-the-art production area for UV-cure acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) in Salisbury, North Carolina (USA), that will be operational by the end of 2021.  Read

Crisis-proof: Lohmann FLEXperts offer unlimited service

www.lohmann-tapes.com, 11 August 2020 – With comprehensive advice and support for all customers worldwide, the company can guarantee unlimited assistance even during the Corona crisis.  Read

Mondi introduces NextLiner, the world’s first sustainable PCK release liner

www.mondigroup.com, 30 July 2020 – Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has developed the world’s first sustainable polycoated kraft (PCK) paper release liner, which is being launched on a global scale.  Read

Cementing the deal: Mondi acquires two paper bag lines and signs exclusive supplier agreements with leading cement producers in Egypt

www.mondigroup.com, 28 July 2020 – Mondi Paper Bags, part of Mondi Group, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has acquired two paper bag lines from Helwan Cement Company and InterCement Sacs, two major cement producers in Egypt.  Read

Introduction to the world of FLEXperts: customer training at Lohmann Spain

www.lohmann-tapes.com, 24 July 2020 – Our printing experts, also known as FLEXperts, who have many years of experience in the world of printing, pre-press and colour measurement in flexo printing, offered their customer Ducplast tailor-made training on the production and selection of adhesives, adhesion aspects, the choice of the right foam hardness and comprehensive mounting and application practices.  Read

Shurtape Technologies joins contractor rewards program

www.adhesivesmag.com, 22 July 2020 – The Contractor Rewards Loyalty Program rewards over 62,000 participating builders, remodelers, and trade contractors in U.S. residential and light commercial construction markets when they purchase products associated with coalition partners.  Read

Nichiban to establish European subsidiary “NICHIBAN EUROPE GmbH” in Germany

www.businesswire.com, 21 July 2020 – Nichiban Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, announced that it will open a new European subsidiary, “Nichiban Europe GmbH” in Dusseldorf, Germany, in October 2020.  Read

PSTC plans Fall Member Business Meeting in October

www.adhesivesmag.com, 17 July 2020 – The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council will hold its Fall Member Business Meeting October 27-29 in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Read

PSTC opens call for abstracts for Tape Week, 3-6 May 2021

www.pstc.org, 16 July 2020 – Research on PSA tape’s use in automotive and building & construction industries welcomed.  Read

Stamets Named vice president of industrial marketing for Shurtape Technologies

www.adhesivesmag.com, 15 July 2020 – In his new role, Kevin Stamets will lead the design and execution of the global B2B marketing strategy for Shurtape brand tape products.  Read

Intertape Polymer Group publishes annual sustainability report

www.adhesivesmag.com, 14 July 2020 – Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG) recently published its 2019 annual sustainability report, titled “We Package, We Protect & We Sustain.”  Read

Industry news

‘Materials transition’ essential for plastics industry to achieve sustainability targets

www.sustainableplastics.com, 18 August 2020 – New research from Wood Mackenzie indicates that the plastics industry requires a paradigm shift towards an absolute decoupling of materials consumption from growth of the economy if its sustainability targets are to be achieved.  Read

Registration for Foam Expo Connect now open

www.foam-adhesives-bonding-connect.smartershows.expoplatform.com, 17 August 2020 – Foam Expo Connect will take place August 24 – 28, on one convenient, user-friendly online platform alongside Adhesives & Bonding Expo Connect.  Read

Which is stronger: glue or tape?

www.adhesives.org, 30 July 2020 – Video.  Watch 

Test methods to evaluate tack

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 29 July 2020 – Tack is defined as the "stickiness" or "tackiness" of an adhesive in a liquid or semi-liquid state, but we often have difficulty in defining it explicitly or in absolute units.  Read

Adding moisture-permeability to pressure-sensitive adhesive helps protect skin from effects of wearable devices

www.adhesives.org, 14 July 2020 – Adhesive changes have been made to the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheets used to adhere small monitoring devices directly to the skin in the medical, physical fitness, and study analysis sectors.  Read

  


 
 


 

   

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