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A word from the President
New technology: efficient adhesive increase of plastics with aerosol functionalisation
Vertical integration for tape manufacturers: from adhesive formulation to finished product
Exclusive market data: adhesive tape films market report
Regulatory affairs update
2018 raw materials and chemicals overview
Member news
Industry news

61st Afera Annual Conference 2018
3-5 October
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Vouliagmeni (Athens), Greece
Afera Tape College 2019
8-10 April
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
More industry events
ISSUE 4 2018
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp tells us why we should attend Afera's upcoming Athens Conference.  Read

New technology: efficient adhesive increase of plastics with aerosol functionalisation

The kalwar group's Marcus Kalwar tells us about an innovative technology that most of us haven't seen before.  Read

Vertical integration for tape manufacturers: from adhesive formulation to finished product

The head of R&D planning of Nitto tells us the key to success for a tape manufacturer engaging in today's market.  Read

Exclusive market data: adhesive tape films market report

Ismail Sutaria of Persistence Market Research says electric vehicles and e-commerce will drive adhesive tape films adoption.  Read

Regulatory affairs update

Afera’s public affairs manager Mark Macaré updates us on food contact materials, REACH/CLP and biocides, new SVHCs, recycling and waste legislation, and all upcoming regulatory affairs meeting dates.  Read

2018 raw materials and chemicals overview

Adhesives & Sealants Industry reports on the global plastisols, bio-polyols and water-based resins markets, which are set for growth over the next 5 years.  Read

Member news

New members since 1 January 2018

Cemet Yapiskan Bantlar San. Ve Tic. A.S., Turkey (Active member)

Saint-Gobain Tape Solutions, Belgium (Active member)

UPM Specialty Papers Oy, Finland (Associated member)

Coating Plasma Innovation, France (Associated member)

Lahnpaper GmbH, Germany (Associated member)

Gavazzi Tessuti Tecnici Spa, Italy (Converter member)

Erga Tapes s.r.l., Italy (Converter member)

FFT Handelsgesellschaft Ph. Schwanbeck GmbH, Germany (Converter member)

The-ma S.r.l., Italy (Converter member)

Labelexpo Americas 2018: A-Z preview, 17 September 2018 – The L&L team rounds up what will be on display at the label and package printing industry’s key event of the year.  Read

Scapa launches NFPA-accredited polyethylene fire retardant tapes, 12 September 2018 – Scapa has launched a distinctive Polyethylene (PE) film tape into the Industrial market, specially developed to meet the growing demands for a fire retardant version of their well-known, high quality PE range.  Read

Henkel to feature wide range of adhesive innovatios for healthcare applications, 11 September 2018 – At the Compamed fair in Düsseldorf (November 12-15, 2018), Henkel will present its comprehensive portfolio of adhesive materials for applications in healthcare.  Read

tesa® and Brewers celebrating a decade of decorating successes, 3 September 2018 – Brewers decorator centres began distributing tesa® tapes in 2008, and both companies have seen significant growth over the last 10 years.  Read

Henkel’s Technomelt Supra Pro range reaches a new level of food safety, 20 August 2018 – Henkel is introducing the Technomelt Supra Pro Range, a new line of hot melt adhesive products for end-of-line packaging – in time for the Fachpack 2018 trade fair.  Read

3M adds to long-term wearable adhesives line, 13 August 2018 – 3M Inc. already is expanding its popular line of extended wear medical adhesives.  Read  

ICAP-SIRA opens pressure sensitive adhesive facility in Singapore, 30 July 2018 – ICAP-SIRA Chemicals and Polymers has successfully started its activities in Asian markets through the opening of a subsidiary in Singapore.  Read

New 3M CEO seeks to develop or buy way to higher growth, 3 July 2018 – The new chief executive of 3M Co. is looking at both buying companies and selling underperforming units while investing in developing the next blockbuster product in a bid to drive faster growth.  Read

Not all duct tape is created equal, July 2018 – Duct tape is an important tool for many jobs – and it’s critical to know which tape to use for which job.  Read

Knifeless packaging on your mind?, July 2018 – Safety and security are high priorities in carton sealing operations – in fact, some manufacturers are taking their safety initiatives a step further with new policies and requirements for their suppliers.   Read

Industry news

CEFIC expects modest chemical production growth, 17 September 2018 – The European Chemical Sector will have to find new ways to deliver strong growth for the long-term.  Read

Prices for LDPE, LLDPE, some HDPE grades drop 3 cents in August, 13 September 2018 – A chaotic month of North American resin pricing ended with 3-cent per-pound reductions for most grades of low and linear low density polyethylene and for film and other flexible grades of high density PE.  Read

Research team increases adhesiveness of silicone using the example of beetles, 4 September 2018 – A research team from Kiel University (CAU) has now succeeded in boosting the adhesive effect of a silicone material significantly.  Read

2018 raw materials and chemicals overview, 1 September 2018 – U.S. demand for construction chemicals is projected to increase 5% per year to $12.5 billion in 2022.  Read

Waterborne acrylic PSA technology with high-temperature performance, 1 September 2018 – A new waterborne technology offers excellent adhesion properties and high temperature performance.  Read

New solar cells offer you the chance to print out solar panels and stick them on your roof, 30 August 2018 – These printed solar modules could conceivably be installed onto any roof or structure using simple adhesive tape and connected to wires using simple press-studs.  Read  

Cartaginese entrepreneurs made adhesive tape that could replace electrical cables, 31 July 2018 – The concern to create a safe and different alternative to the traditional cables for electricity was enough for 2 young Cartaginese decided to join their ingenuity to find the solution.  Read

Pressure sensitive adhesives that are smart and switchable, 25 July 2018 – Materials seem to be getting more intelligent, and adhesives are no exception.  Read

Metal too 'gummy' to cut? Draw on it with a Sharpie or glue stick, science says, 18 July 2018 – Your everyday permanent markers, glue sticks and packing tape may offer a surprisingly low-tech solution to a long-standing nuisance in the manufacturing industry: Making soft and ductile, or so-called 'gummy' metals easier to cut.  Read

Tape like a spiny worm, glue like a snail’s trail: Turning to nature for surgical innovations, 13 July 2018 – For scientist Jeff Karp, nature is one big library, filled with volumes of evolution’s best R&D secrets.  Read

Recent developments in smart antibacterial surfaces, 9 July 2018 – A new review investigates recent developments in smart antibacterial surfaces to inhibit biofilm formation and bacterial infections.  Read

Pressure-sensitive adhesives market to cross $11 billion by 2024, 2 July 2018 – Lightweighting and replacing mechanical fasteners are key trends driving growth for PSAs in transportation.  Read

Tape talk: understanding how tape works, 1 July 2018 – Surface conditions and temperature can affect tape performance.  Read



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