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A word from the President
Current and new opportunities for using tape at Renault
Afera's 7th Tape College offered great learning and networking
Afera's "Design that sticks: Scanning the web for next product design" Twitter page doubles followers
REACH update: The current Candidate List
Member news
Industry news

Afera Annual Conference 2016
5 - 8 October, Hamburg, Germany
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MAY 2016
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp discusses Afera's two main events in 2016. Read 

Current and new opportunities for using tape at Renault

Nathalie Barrois, Tapes Project Manager at Renault, shares the French automaker’s process for utilising the hundreds of square centimetres of tape in each of its vehicles and the opportunities for further development in this field. Read

Afera's 7th Tape College offered great learning and networking

Last month’s well-established technical learning event, which took place at the Brussels Marriott Hotel, met with success on all fronts. Read 

Afera's "Design that sticks: Scanning the web for next product design" Twitter page doubles followers

Afera is building an audience on Twitter of designers and architects who play a pivotal role in introducing adhesive tape into the production process. View and follow the page, which has doubled its number of followers since February, here. 

REACH update: The current Candidate List

Access the latest version of the Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation, published by ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, here.

Member news

New members since 1 January 2016

Eurotape B.V., The Netherlands (Active Member)
Egebant Zimpara ve Polisaj Malzemeleri San. ve Tic. AŞ, Turkey (Converter Member)
Valco Melton, Spain (Associated Member)

Afera tape network Twitter page

Access the latest Afera news by following our member tape network Twitter page here

Afera logo-link available for Afera member websites

Afera members can obtain the "Member of Afera" logo to publish as a link on their homepages. Download the logo here

Obituary: 3M scientist Carl A. Dahlquist helped put the stick in tape

www.startribune.com, 20 April 2016 – Sure, Carl A. Dahlquist was a pioneer in adhesive research and a member of 3M’s prestigious Carlton Society, which has recognised the Maplewood-based company’s most-distinguished scientists since 1963.  Read

Collano and nolax have founded a new hotmelt competence centre

www.collano.com, 1 April 2016 – Collano, nolax and Emerell are bundling all hot melt activities within a separate LAS Holding entity and are migrating the hot melt business into an independent company.  Read

Bostik launches 'smart' new corporate website

www.bostik.com, 23 March 2016 – Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for tape applications, has unveiled its new corporate website following the completion of a year-long development project.  Read

New class of water based acrylic adhesives

www.icapsira.com, 14 March 2016 – Icap-Sira chemicals and polymers SpA has developed a new class of Water based acrylic adhesives characterised by a high solid content (more than 60%) and an aggressive adhesive power especially when they are used at high coating weight on various substrates.  Read

Infiana and Fraunhofer IFAM exhibit together at JEC World Expanded FlexPLAS® release film portfolio will be presented

www.ifam.fraunhofer.de, 24 February 2016 – The successful partnership between the Infiana Group and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) in developing and marketing the FlexPLAS® release film is continuing to expand.  Read

Industry news

Google patents pedestrian flypaper for self-driving cars

www.theverge.com, 19 May 2016 – Google knows that its self-driving cars are going to get into accidents — maybe even accidents involving pedestrians — and so the company has patented a unique solution to minimize injuries if this happens: human flypaper. Read

Market trends: Pressure-sensitive tapes

www.digital.bnpmedia.com (ASI), 12 May 2016 – Widening applications and increased construction activity are helping to drive demand.  Read

Window film and affordable sustainability

www.digital.bnpmedia.com (ASI), 12 May 2016 – Window film provides nearly all of the benefits of other green upgrades at a fraction of the cost.  Read

Paper tape can help prevent foot blisters, study shows

www.sciencedaily.com, 11 April 2016 – Researchers followed ultra-marathon runners around the world to test whether low-cost paper tape could reduce debilitating and painful blisters. Turns out they can, the researchers report.  Read

Architectural panel tape proves its strenght with SPF: architects's Double Stick project

www.archinect.com, 9 April 2016 – The “Double Stick” residence comes by its name honestly. With an impressive anodised aluminium façade held in place by a high performance, two-sided architectural panel tape, this 5,000-square-foot single-family dwelling designed by Studio Pali Fekete architects is a stellar expression of modern design and engineering.  Read

III-nitride high-electron-mobility transistors on flexible tape

www.semiconductor-today.com, 8 April 2016 – Researchers in France claim the first demonstration of 10GHz large-signal microwave power performance for flexible aluminium gallium nitride (AlGaN) barrier high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs).  Read

MIT's sensor-laden masking tape gives you computer by the foot 

www.popularmechanics.com, 1 March 2016 – The MIT Media Lab has made a roll of sophisticated sensors that's as easy to use as masking tape.  Read


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