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A word from the President
Tapes in transdermal delivery systems (TDSs)
Afera participates in Global Tape Forum and Global Test Methods Committee Meetings in Beijng
Afera Tape College 2016 event editorial by Dr. Michael Gerstenberger
REACH update: PACT - RMOA and hazard assessment activities
Member news
Industry news

Afera Annual Conference 2016
4 - 7 October, Hamburg, Germany
More industry events
JUNE 2016
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp discusses Afera’s upcoming Annual Conference 2016 themed “Managing at the speed of change”.  Read 

Tapes in transdermal delivery systems (TDSs)

Dr. Thomas Hille, Director of R&D at LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme, describes the requirements of adhesive tapes for adhesion to foils and human skin, and for purity of polymers and tackifiers of tapes in TDSs.  Read

Afera participates in Global Tape Forum and Global Test Methods Committee Meetings in Beijing

Afera recently met with its four other regional global counterparts to discuss production data, environmental legislative items and globally harmonised test methods.  Read 

Afera Tape College 2016 event editorial

Dr. Michael Gerstenberger of MKVS GbR reviews April’s successful technical learning event.  Read

REACH update: PACT-RMOA and hazard assessment activities

The Public Activities Co-ordination Tool (PACT) gives advance notice of the substances that are on an authority's radar for exploring the potential need for regulatory risk management. Read

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)
Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier GmbH, Germany (Associated 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

BiesSse TPMM - Tape and plate mounting machine

www.biessseworld.com, 23 June 2016 – The integration between decades of experience in development of technical adhesive tapes with different carriers and adhesion and the 3-year long effort in R&D, allows BiesSse to design and develop the TPMM.  Read

Voronet, s.l. is 30 years old

www.voronet.com, 19 June 2016 – 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Voronet, which was created in 1986 by Mr. Josep Papell in Barcelona after working for tesa tape in Spain for more than 25 years. Voronet was born in Barcelona but in 2000 moved to Cerdanyola (close to Barcelona) where it resides today.  

Ashland's new Aroset™ PS 5335 pressure sensitive adhesive for low surface energy (LSE) makes bonding easier

www.automotiveworld.com, 17 June 2016 – Materials like polypropylene, polyethylene and polyolefins are becoming increasingly popular in industrial and automotive applications.    Read

artimelt: New hot melt competence centre

www.artimelt.com, 13 June 2016 – Collano, nolax and Emerell transfer their combined hot melt activities into a separate company within LAS Holding. Read

H.B. Fuller to acquire cyberbond

www.adhesivesmag.com, 13 June 2016 – H.B. Fuller Co. recently announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase Cyberbond, LLC, a global provider of industrial adhesives for the electronics, medical, audio equipment, automotive, and structural markets.  Read

Martha Sloboda has recently joined Scapa as Global Sales Director, Engineered Products

www.scapa.com, 9 June 2016 – Martha is responsible for the Scapa Industrial Business Unit for new and existing business, overseeing the management of Automotive, Cable and Specialty Engineered segments.  Read

IFAM to hold next European adhesive engineer course in September 2016

www.ifam.fraunhofer.de, June 2016 – For engineers and scientists in all disciplines and sectors of industry who either currently use bonding technology or are interested in using bonding technology in the future.  Read

New eco-efficiency analysis proves benefits of BASF's water-based adhesives for flexible food packaging

www.basf.com, 30 May 2016 – BASF’s water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative to conventional technologies when it comes to lamination of flexible food packaging.   Read

FEICA paper "Migration testing of adhesives intended for food contact materials"

www.feica.eu, 27 May 2016 – This guidance paper forms part of a package on migration testing of non-plastic food contact materials developed by several sector associations from the packaging supply chain.   Read

Annual press conference 2016: Automotive business segment: powering ahead into electric mobility, a market of the future

www.tesa.com, 2016 – Double-sided adhesive tape and a special film are used to connect the cells with each other and insulate them so that no power surges, known as “overvoltage,” can occur.   Read

Industry news

Richard Gurley Drew, the man who invented sticky tape

www.cnet.com, 22 June 2016 – The humble roll of cellophane tape is an occupant of every kitchen's junk drawer.  Read

Users of chemicals: Make sure your suppliers register your substances in time

www.echa.europa.eu, 16 June 2016 – The safe use of chemicals at your workplace is based on the advice you get from your suppliers. Make sure that substances critical to your business are registered by the 31 May 2018 deadline and that your uses will be covered.  Read

Global chemicals production starts soft second quarter

www.adhesivesmag.com, 7 June 2016 – The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that the second quarter started on a soft note, with the headline index falling 0.2% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in April.  Read


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