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A word from the President
Exclusive market data: Hot melt adhesives market revenue to surpass USD 10 billion by 2024
Afera's guide to regulatory affairs for tapes 
ECHA: Too many companies are not updating their REACH and CLP data
PSTC launches 2nd phase of research focused on desicion-drivers for PSA tape usage
2017 Materials and chemicals overview
"The next generation of tape makers and users" premier industry event
Member news
Industry news

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
ISSUE 5 2017
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp gears up for next week’s Turin Conference and remembers Amy Aerts. Read

Hot melt adhesives market revenue to surpass USD 10 billion by 2024

Shikha Sinha of Global Market Insights shares exclusive market data with Afera News readers. Read

Afera's guide to regulatory affairs for tapes

Public Affairs Manager Mark Macaré tells you what you need to know about REACH and other legislative activity. Read

ECHA: Too many companies are not updating their REACH and CLP data

A study looking at companies’ intentions to update their REACH registrations and CLP notifications tells a worrying story. Read

PSTC launches 2nd phase of research focused on decision-drivers for PSA tape usage

High growth potential for PSA tape use in building and construction warrants deeper industry research to identify tape’s capabilities in multiple applications. Read

2017 Materials and chemicals overview

The coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) segment is growing at a CAGR of over 5%. Read

"The next generation of tape makers and users" premier industry event

Last chance to register to network and learn about the most important issues driving the tape industry.  More information

Member news

New members since 1 July 2017

RKW SE, Germany (Associated member)

Flexible packaging industry: Expertise is the key

www.lohmann-tapes.us, 26 September 2017 – Innovative solutions and expert training in the special technology of flexible printing will be a key factor for future success.  Read

Nitto is the Title Sponsor for the ATP Finals in London  

www.nitto.com, September 2017 – Nitto is proud to be the title sponsor for the Nitto ATP Finals, the season ending finale of the ATP World Tour.  Read

FEICA launches adhesion innovation award

www.feica.eu, September 2017 – The Award for Innovative Adhesion Science aims to stimulate the interactions between industrial and scientific activities in adhesion science.  Read

Be safe and lead the market - high-impact solutions for PSA labels

www.henkel.com, 7 September 2017 – This year’s Labelexpo, taking place from September 25th to 28th in Brussels, is celebrating competitiveness with its motto: “Gain an unfair advantage”. Read

H.B. Fuller to Acquire Royal Adhesives & Sealants 

www.adhesivesmag.com, 6 September 2017 – The transaction is expected to close as soon as October. Read

Smart labelling, smart savings - Henkel will turn your numbers around

www.henkel.com, 6 September 2017 – Henkel’s  guiding topic for this year’s drinktec is “Smart labelling, smart savings – Henkel adhesives will turn your numbers around”, highlighting the impact of its technologies has on brands and production processes. Read

What temperatures should automotive masking tape withstand?

www.ppmindustries.com, 5 September 2017 – High temperature resistance is one of the key features of automotive masking tape and other masking solutions for the car refinishing sector. Read

BASF is lifting force majeure

www.basf.com, 15 August 2017 – With immediate effect, BASF is lifting the force majeure status that was declared on October 31, 2016 for dispersions, dispersion powders and hot melts on acrylic monomer basis supplied from the Ludwigshafen and Tarragona sites. Read

Industry news

PACT updated with 1 new intention for RMOA, 1 finalised Hazard assessment

www.echa.europa.eu, 13 September 2017 – Substances of potential concern: ECHA’s Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) was updated with new intentions for Risk Management Option Analysis (RMOA) and Hazard assessments. Read

Intertape Polymer expands Pittsylvania County, Virginia facility

www.canplastics.com, 12 September 2017 – Packaging product supplier Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is investing US$7 million to add manufacturing and distribution capacity at its facility in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Read

Ineos invests in new vinyl acetate monomer plant

www.european-coatings.com, 8 September 2017 - Ineos Oxide is planning to build  a new vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant to support its strong position as a supplier to a broad range of markets, including the coatings, films and adhesives markets. Read

When art was taped, thoughts were set free

www.newindianexpress.com, 2 September 2017 – While the art form that predominantly uses adhesive or duct tape has been gaining momentum across several parts of the world, Berlin has been spearheading the movement through ‘TAPE THAT’, a collective that was started in 2011. Read

Formulating energy-curable laminating adhesives

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 September 2017 – Laminating adhesives offer a host of benefits for flexible packaging applications. Read

Strategic solutions: state of the U.S. construction market

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 September 2017 – The U.S. adhesives market reached $15.8 billion in 2016; tapes made up 8% in value of the U.S. market. Read

Production starts at new Tekni-Plex plant in China

www.pharmaproducts.packaging-business-review.com, 29 August 2017 – Packaging materials developer Tekni-Plex has started production at its new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China. Read

Spot Polypropylene in Europe peaks to two month-high on bullish feedstock, shutdowns

www.plastemart.com, 11 August 2017 – The European spot price of polypropylene hit a two month-high on the back of a bullish feedstock propylene and maintenance shutdowns, S&P Global Platts data shows. Read

The 4th European REACH Congress: REACH today and the challenges ahead

www.reachcongress.com, 9 August 2017 – As a maturing regulation, with the end of the existing substance registration phase less than six months ahead, the fourth TSGE Forum REACH Congress will focus on the other aspects of the ‘REACH’ regulation such as evaluation and authorisation and other developing issues. Read

Adhesive and sealants market to rise 5%

www.adhesivesmag.com, 7 August 2017 – Growing demand from applications, such as paper and packaging and building and construction is expected to fuel the growth of the adhesives and sealants market. Read

Automotive adhesives market to reach USD 5,459 million by 2023

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 7 August – A recent report forecasts that the global market was valued at $3,771 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $5,459 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2017 to 2023. Read

Spandex expands Nordic presence with aquisition of Norwegian distributor Skangraf AS

www.wideformatonline.com, 7 August 2017 – Spandex is further strengthening its market position in the Nordic region with the acquisition of Skangraf AS, an established distributor to the Norwegian sign and display market. Read

MIT team creates flexible, transparent solar cells with graphene electrodes

www.graphene-info.com, 5 August 2017 – Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed flexible and transparent graphene-based solar cells, which can be mounted on various surfaces ranging from glass to plastic to paper and tape. Read

Adhesives consumption growing despite environmental Restrictions

www.adhesivesmag.com, 3 August 2017 – Curbs on emissions are bringing about changes in the commodity pattern of the U.S. adhesives industry. Read

Tekni-Plek buys adhesive tape substrate business from Alfatherm, Italy

www.closures.packaging-business-review.com, 3 August 2017 – Packaging materials developer Tekni-Plex is expanding its Tekni-Films operations in Italy via an acquisition. Read


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