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A word from the President
Tapes in autonomous vehicle design
Afera's Annual Conference, 4-7 October, Hamburg
REACH update: New practical guide advises SMEs on REACH information requirements
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Member news
Industry news

Afera Annual Conference 2016
4 - 7 October, Hamburg, Germany
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JULY 2016
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp introduces Afera's Conference Day 1 "Going fast" and Day 2 "Going slow" moderators.  Read 

Tapes in autonomous vehicle design

Gökhan Tunçdöken, Vice President of Sales Original Equipment at Bosch Mobility Solutions, discusses the strategy and development journey of the autonomous car and how tape can play a role in innovating design.   Read

Afera's annual conference, 4-7 October, Hamburg

Focussed on “Managing at the speed of change”, the programme features lectures on regulatory affairs, market data and trends, raw materials, innovation and suppliers, customer relations, coating and drying methods in R2R processes, and more.  Read 

REACH update: New pratical guide advises SMEs on REACH information requirements

The guide is targeted to managers of small and medium-sized businesses and REACH co-ordinators who are responsible for gathering the information needed to compile REACH registration dossiers.  Read

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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)

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Ichemco expands its well-known SOLACRIL pressure sensitive adhesives series (ready-to-coat solvent-borne acrylic solutions) with a new comprehensive range of high performance products

www.ichemco.it, 21 July 2016 –The new series includes products resistant to plasticizers, and to both low and elevated temperatures, enabling tape manufacturer to meet even the most challenging conditions.  Read

PSTC opens call for abstracts: Topics include ideas on processes, materials, technology, test methods, applications, and environmental issues

www.adhesivesmag.com, 13 July 2016 – The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council recently announced it has opened calls for abstracts to its TECH 40 technical seminar, scheduled to take place May 15-19, 2017, during the 2017 Tape Summit in Las Vegas.  Read 

TS330: The latest GUZZETTI innovation

www.guzzetti.com, 1 July 2016 – The TS 330 is the brand new model of the fully automatic slitter-rewinders range designed by GUZZETTI to satisfy the requirements of customers looking for high performance and high flexibility.  Read

Synthomer completes of Hexion PAC acquisition

www.synthomer.com, 1 July 2016 – Further to the announcement on 21 March 2016, Synthomer Plc today announces that it has successfully completed the acquisition of HEXION Performance Adhesives & Coatings from HEXION Inc.  Read

Meelunie relies on the anti-counterfeiting solutions by tesa scribos

www.tesa.com, 27 June 2016 – As one of the leading potato starch suppliers worldwide Meelunie chose the security label tesa PrioSpot by tesa scribos, enabling wholesalers, retailers and customers to easily distinguish its high quality products from counterfeit merchandises flooding the global market, especially from Asian countries.  Read

Industry news

Stuck to growth

www.navhindtimes.in, 25 July 2016 – Adhesive tape manufacturing company CG-PPI in Kundaim industrial estate is going great guns thanks to supplying to defence and venturing into specialty products, reports Shoma Patnaik.  Read

Irplast develops adhesive food-grade tape for fresh produce

www.foodbev.com, 21 July 2016 – Irplast has developed a new adhesive tape to meet “specific demand from the fruit and vegetable market” for a safe and functional band for labelling and wrapping specific portions of individual produce.  Read

This is what it's like using a stick-on heart rate monitor

www.wareable.com, 20 July 2016 – Heart rate sensing band aids have landed, but don't ditch the chest strap just yet.  Read

Lintec profit seen 19% lower as tape sales slip

www.asia.nikkei.com, 15 July 2016 – Lintec’s group operating profit likely dropped 19% on the year for the April-June quarter, as sales of adhesives used to make smartphone parts fell and the yen strengthened.  Read

Modern house held together by double-sided tape

www.domain.com.au, 5 July 2016 – This house may be held together with double-sided tape, but it’s anything from crumbling.  Read

Pressure-sensitive adhesives are in the driver's seat

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 July 2016 – Industrial PSA tapes with high temperature resistance bring new value to production assembly in automotive and transportation markets.  Read

Pressure-sensitive medical technology: challenges and considerations

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 July 2016 – Adhesives continue to find applications in the medical and wearable markets.  Read

The release liner's industry's annual conference

www.americanprinter.com – This year’s AWA Global Release Liner Industry Conference & Exhibition, held in Vienna, started with a half-day workshop and focus group in association with FINAT, centred on release liner recycling.  Read

OpenGate Capital acquires Italian plastic maker Alfatherm

www.labusinessjournal.com, 30 June 2016 – Los Angeles-based global private equity firm OpenGate Capital has acquired the fourth largest European manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride film, a synthetic plastic polymer used in products like packaging, adhesive tape and stationary, the company announced today.  Read

Nike unveils innovations for U.S. Olympic track and field team

www.espn.go.com, 29 June 2016 – Nike on Tuesday unveiled a speed system for its track and field athletes who will compete at August's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  Read


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