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IN THIS EDITION
Defining sustainability and circularity for tape-related companies
Current E.U. regulatory developments for sustainability affecting the adhesive tape value chain
Regulatory compliance takes a great network and the right company setup—which could give you a competitive advantage
Coming up on Thursday @14.00: 3rd online session of Afera’s 63rd Annual Conference
Spotlight on IVK, the German Adhesives Association
Afera Committee Members surveyed on current activities agenda
EPRC announces increase in paper recycling rate in 2019
Reliable packaging tape is more critical due to the increase of ecommerce
Trends in reusable protective packaging drive growth of PSA applications
Podcast: pressure-sensitive adhesives and tapes
A safe future for polyurethane products
What tests should I run on my structural adhesive systems?
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
63rd Afera Annual Conference: 6 biweekly online events free to Members
Materials, technologies, products
Thursday, 12 November 2020, 14.00 CET
Register
Supply chain sustainability
Thursday, 26 November 2020, 14.00 CET
Register
The organisational challenge
Thursday, 10 December 2020, 14.00 CET
Register
Building the business case for sustainability
Thursday, 14 January 2021, 14.00 CET
Register
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 10, 10 november 2020
Defining sustainability and circularity for tape-related companies

Strategy professional Kavitha Ravikumar sets the scene for Afera’s 1st digital Conference session by sharing current views and trends in sustainability and the importance of materialism to our Industry.  Read

Current E.U. regulatory developments for sustainability affecting the adhesive tape value chain

European Commission Policy Officer Paulo Lemos tells us what the Plastics Strategy means to tape companies and the challenges the Circular Economy Action Plan creates for manufacturers.  Read

Regulatory compliance takes a great network and the right company setup—which could give you a competitive advantage

Afera’s latest pre-Conference biweekly Webinar covered current and future challenges in regulatory affairs for the adhesive tape industry with panellists from Nitto, tesa, Lohmann and Afera.  Read

Coming up on Thursday @14.00: 3rd online session of Afera’s 63rd Annual Conference

Join our Webinar covering sustainability developments from raw materials providers’ perspectives, with speakers from BASF, Dow and Kraton.  Members register for free

Spotlight on IVK, the German Adhesives Association
Managing Director of Technical Affairs Axel Hessland talks about the “wonderful experience” of being connected to the European tape manufacturer and raw material supplier ‘scene’ and family.  Read
Afera Committee Members surveyed on current activities agenda
Last week’s survey of 22 Committee Members revealed that the Association continues to offer valuable support to tape-related businesses in 2020.  Read
EPRC announces increase in paper recycling rate in 2019
The European Paper Recovery Council’s newly issued Monitoring Report 2019 cites strong and lasting paper for recycling (PFR) demand in Europe.  Read
Reliable packaging tape is more critical due to the increase of ecommerce
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic—specifically store closures and social distancing orders—ecommerce and online shopping have been on the rise and is expected to grow by 18% by the end of 2020.  Read
Trends in reusable protective packaging drive growth of PSA applications
Choosing the right PSA tape for reusable protective packaging depends on the requirement of the specific application and the materials that are being bonded.  Read
Podcast: pressure-sensitive adhesives and tapes
3M’s Anthony Cotter explains what pressure-sensitive adhesives are and details the role of adhesive chemistry and format in the proper selection of tapes for various applications.  Listen
Safe use of diisocyanates: polyurethane (PU) adhesives and sealants
FEICA’s leaflet 'A safe future for polyurethane products' is now available in 7 European languages.  Read
What tests should I run on my structural adhesive systems?
Each adhesive testing protocol should add tangible value to your structural design.  Read
Member news

Functionality paramount: Lohmann's bonding solutions for electromobility

www.printedelectronicsworld.com, 6 November – Our metropolises need new traffic concepts and our vehicles need new drives.  Read

Together towards the future: Dortschy as guest at Lohmann‘s FLEXperts

www.lohmann-tapes.com, 16 October – Lohmann entered the printing industry in the 1950s with its graphic products.  Read

Kraton: radiation-curable polymer

www.adhesivesmag.com, 15 October – Kraton DX0222 reportedly has high thermal stability at normal process temperatures with excellent reactivity toward radiation curing.  Read

Avery Dennison publishes results for study on adhesive tape bonding effectiveness with multi-materials

www.adhesives.org, 15 October – The first study saw the company teaming its Core Series Portfolio range of adhesives with Superior Felt and Filtration’s Sunburst 1000 series of non-woven products to test how the adhesives and materials would function under extreme and real-world conditions when in a controlled environment.  Read

H.B. Fuller joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

www.adhesives.org, 13 October – Amazon reports that these certification guidelines for packaging reduce packing times, packaging waste, risk of damage, and difficult unboxing experiences.  Read

Same same but different – Lohmann DuploFLEX® range once again successful at EFIA Awards

www.prnewswire.com, 7 October – Customers of the leading international manufacturer of technical adhesive tapes Lohmann have been recognized by the European Flexographic Industry Association in the EFIA Awards 2020.  Read

Industry news

Is adhesive tape vegan?

www.newsfromwales.co.uk, 9 November – If you are trying to avoid using animal products, you might be concerned about products like adhesive tape because of the association between glue and horse hooves.  Read

October pricing surprise for PVC, PET resins

www.plasticsnews.com, 29 October – PVC prices are up 6.5 cents per pound, with PET prices seeing a 4-cent hike. Both moves were somewhat surprising to buyers, since they go against seasonal trends for those materials.  Read

How does the German packaging industry face up to the challenges of 2020?

www.packagingeurope.com, 26 October – Vera Fritsche, Advisor at the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, tells Elisabeth Skoda about the challenges and opportunities for the German packaging machinery industry in 2020, looking at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.  Read

Enhancing performance: mineral fillers for film

www.filmandsheet.com, 20 October – Inorganic fillers for film can perform a wide range of vital functions in polymer formulations – from improving optical properties to reducing damage.  Read

1-inch tear in Russian Segment of ISS taped with Kapton, source says

www.sputniknews.com, 19 October – The fissure in the Russian sector of the International Space Station (ISS) is between 2 and 4 centimetres (0.7 -1.5 inches) and was temporarily patched up with Kapton tape, a source from the space industry said.  Read

Packaging Europe’s Sustainability Awards 2020 winners announced

www.packagingeurope.com, 15 October – This year’s overall winner was the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research with their bioORMOCER® biodegradable functional barrier coatings, which also won within the Biobased Packaging category.  Read

ASC announces partnership with National Institute of Building Sciences

www.ascouncil.org, 14 October – The Adhesive and Sealant Council has partnered with The National Institute of Building Sciences to connect the full value chain from manufacturer to design professional and end user by building education and awareness on selection and guidance on sealant technology in vertical wall assemblies.  Read

PSA and Total found European battery consortium

www.springerprofessional.de, 15 September – Automotive Cells Company, founded by PSA and Total, will develop high-performance batteries for the automotive industry.  Read

  

 
 
 


 

   

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