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A word from the President
B2B content marketing strategy: A guide in 10 easy steps
Afera to reach new markets with launch of Why tape? at afera.com
Possible EU ban on biocides used as in-can preservatives
ECHA releases CoRAP update for 2017-2019
Last call to pre-register your low volume chemicals under REACH
Your opinion counts
In memoriam: Glen Anderson
Member news
Industry news

8th Afera Tape College 2017
10-12 April
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
60th Afera Annual Conference 2017
4-6 October 2017
Starhotels Majestic, Turin, Italy
1st Afera International Technical Seminar 2018 incl. Global Tape Forum and Global Test Methods Committee Mtgs.
2-6 April Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel, Germany
More industry events
MARCH 2017
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp  discusses the upcoming 8th Tape College and Afera’s online and regulatory programmes.  Read 

B2B content marketing strategy: A guide in 10 easy steps

Marketing expert Giuseppe Caltabiano presents an updated version of his Hamburg presentation on “Building customer relations at the speed of change (through content marketing).” Read

Afera to reach new markets with launch of Why tape? at afera.com

Afera expands its website with a 55-page environment dedicated to inspiring design and process engineers with the broad functionality and range of advantages of adhesive tape. Read

Possible EU ban on biocides used as in-can preservatives

FEICA and other bodies have issued a position document to the EU Commission and Member State Competent Authorities for Biocides. Read

ECHA releases CoRAP update for 2017-2019

22 new substances have been listed for evaluation under REACH for 2017-2019. Read

Last call to pre-register your low volume chemicals under REACH

If you manufacture or import a substance for the first time at or above 1 to 100 tonnes per year, you need to know this. Read

Your opinion counts

We share members’ feedback stats according to Afera’s latest survey. Read

In memoriam: Glen Anderson

Afera remembers the dedicated leader and colleague it had in the PSTC’s executive president of 30 years. Read

Member news

New members since 1 January 2017

CMC Klebetechnik GmbH, Germany (Active member)
Intertape Polymer Europe GmbH, Germany (Active member)
Eurochimind, Italy (Associated member)
Maabarot, Israel (Associated member)
Omnova Solutions, USA (Associated member)
Expera Specialty Solutions, USA (Associated member)

Afera member company comms contacts

The Web Management Working Group is creating a network of member contacts for press and website communications. Please submit these contact details to mail@afera.com

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

H.B. Fuller to show full adhesive range at ICE 2017

www.packagingnews.co.uk, 20 March 2017 – Described as unique compounded adhesives, they use in-house polymers that, according to H.B Fuller, create differentiation and deliver enhanced product quality, increased efficiency and production output. Read

New campaign on energy-efficient and sustainable construction is now online

www.basf.com, 22 February 2017 – Increasing economic benefits while at the same time reducing global warming potential: How products from the Master Builders Solutions® range contribute to this is the focus of the new Europe-wide campaign “Quantified Sustainable Benefits – Reduce your Footprint and Boost Your Bottom Line.” Read

Synthomer to invest €20 million in the dispersion plant in Worms, Germany

www.synthomer.com, 17 February 2017 – The investment adds several new and fully automated production lines for Acrylic-Dispersions. Read

Industry news

Integrating adhesives with assembly

www.digital.bnpmedia.com, March 2017 – Adhesives and tapes in durable assembly allow engineers to innovate. Read

LEGO compatible adhesive tape is the new (brilliant) must-have toy

www.brit.co, 15 March 2017 – The LEGO love runs deep around here, and our appreciation only grows as the beloved brand continues to expand its awesomeness (have you checked out the “Women of NASA” LEGO set?). Read

ICE USA announces keynote speakers

www.adhesivesmag.com, 8 March 2017 – Robert Fry, Ph.D., chief economist, will present his outlook for the global economy in 2017 and beyond in the keynote presentation. Read

A safer alternative takes the pressure out of formulating pressure-sensitive adhesives

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 March 2017 – A new, tetrafunctional epoxy reactive modifier is increasingly being used as non-mutagenic, drop-in formulation replacement for polyfunctional aziridine. Read

Adding functionality to hot-melt adhesives

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 March 2017 - Mineral oils can add functionality in metallocene polyolefin-based hot-melt adhesives. Read

Getting less harmful biocides on the market - the Danish way

www.newsletter.echa.europa.eu, February 2017 – Innovation takes time, and time is money. But what if your government was able to help you fund a project to put less harmful biocides on the EU market? Read

Google patents crumpling car panels which reduce impact in the event of a collision

www.road.cc, 17 February 2017 – Retracting bodywork patent follows ‘sticky bonnet’ patent last year. Read

Shurtape acquires Syntac Coated Products

www.adhesivesmag.com, 15 February 2017 – Shurtape Technologies LLC recently announced the acquisition of Syntac Coated Products LLC, a designer and manufacturer of specialty adhesive coated products. Read


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