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Afera Annual Conference 2019 a resounding success
Adhesive tape–based method could help screen skin cells for melanoma
Use of tape strips in early onset paediatric atopic dermatitis
EPRC Awards 2019: Call for applications
Qualifying an XYZ robotic adhesive application for freezer assembly
Member news
Industry news

9th Afera Technical Seminar
6-8 April 2020
Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium
63rd Afera Annual Conference
7-9 October 2020
Location: TBD
7th Global Tape Forum & Global Test Methods Committee Meetings
17-19 November 2020
Osaka, Japan
More industry events
ISSUE 10 2019
Afera Annual Conference is 2019 a resounding success

Experts discussed future workforce, disruption, business intelligence and conservation at Afera’s event with the highest attendance rate ever.  Read

Adhesive tape–based method could help screen skin cells for melanoma

A scanning electrochemical microscope can detect a cancer biomarker in skin cells collected with sticky tape, no scalpel needed.  Read

Use of tape strips in early onset paediatric atopic dermatitis

Researchers report that applying strips of adhesive tape to skin lesions and non-lesional skin is a non-invasive way to obtain biomarkers to track the severity of early-onset paediatric eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) in infants and young children.  Read

EPRC Awards 2019: call for applications

You can now apply for the European Paper Recycling Award 2019 of the EPRC, of which Afera is a Supporter.  Read

Qualifying an XYZ robotic adhesive application for freezer assembly
For Adhesive & Sealants Industry Magazine, ChemQuest Group’s Aggie Lotz teams with Electrolux Materials Engineer Tim Jones on a case study of an upgrade from an outdated XY applied HMPSA to a fully automated XYZ application process for a freezer subassembly.  Read
Member news

Newly launched range of adhesives and coatings enables improved packaging recycling, 16 October 2019 – Henkel introduces RE-product range to contribute to a circular economy.  Read

New universal dispersing agent for organic and inorganic pigments, 15 October 2019 – The high molecular weight-dispersing agent exhibits outstanding performance in pigment stabilization covering a broad range of applications.  Read

Slow growth to spur another round of consolidation in chemicals, 14 October 2019 – While there may be macroeconomic and geopolitical reasons for M&A activity to temporarily slow down (US China trade war, uncertainty around Brexit, unrest in Hong Kong, recent attacks Saudi Arabia), an increase in M&A activity is nevertheless expected in the chemical space.  Read

BASF launches new defoamer that complies with major food contact regulations for adhesives, paper coating applications and functional packaging, 10 October 2019 – It is the first defoamer in the market that complies with China’s food contact regulation GB 9685-2016 for adhesives.  Read

Avery Dennison Performance Tapes unveils new website, 9 October 2019 – Updated product information, technical specifications and educational materials are all features of the new site.  Read

Eastman launches cellulose esters for food contact adhesive applications, 2 October 2019 – Eastman has launched portfolio of 13 cellulose esters for use in food contact applications such as inks, adhesives, tapes and labels, and internal can and other coatings.  Read

Industry news

Acrylic PSAs: a comprehensive guide, 9 October 2019 – Get a comprehensive review about fundamentals of acrylic PSAs and learn everything you need to know by reviewing their versatility and general properties, those which dominate the market, PSA adhesion, etc.  Read

Hot melt adhesive tapes market to reach USD 21.7 Bn by 2024: M&M, 2 October 2019 – The market size of hot melt adhesive tapes is projected to grow from USD 15.5 billion in 2019 to USD 21.7 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 7.0%, during the forecast period.  Read

Using novel emulsion-based PSAs in high-performance applications, 20 September 2019 – New pressure sensitive adhesives have been developed that can rival existing solvent acrylic and radiation-curable technologies used in high-performance tape and label applications.  Read




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