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A word from the President
Tape markets in Asia: Critical data and trends
Afera's 8th Tape College a success
Tape industry education programme piloted in the U.K.
Afera to host 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit 2018
Coming soon: Afera's 60th Annual Conference Programme
Worldwide adhesives and tape industry events planner 
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 3 2017
A word from the President

Mete Konuralp  discusses Afera's upcoming events.  Read 

Tape markets in Asia: Critical data and trends

With the support of AWA’s Corey Reardon, Afera Technical Committee Chairman Evert Smit discusses the adhesive tape economy in one of the market’s key regions. Read

Afera's 8th Tape College a success

85 attendees from 13 countries attended the business’ premier educational event to pick up the fundamentals and current technical essentials of adhesive tape technology. Read

Tape industry education programme piloted in the U.K.

Afera will deliver content about adhesive tape technology to Pearson, the largest technical and professional education awarding body in the U.K. Read

Afera to host 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit 2018

The technical learning and knowledge-sharing event will feature the Global Tape Forum and Global Test Methods Committee meetings. Read

Coming soon: Afera's 60th Annual Conference Programme 

This year’s event, set in Turin, Italy at Starhotels Majestic, features a working programme focussed on “The next generation of tape makers and users”. Click here to become a sponsor

Worldwide adhesives and tapes industry events planner 

Afera has updated our worldwide industry events calendar. Read

Member news

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

Bonding on wood: lft Expert Day at the Lohmann Technology Centre

www.lohmann-tapes.com, 15 May 2017 – After the first joint Expert Day in 2013, the ift Rosenheim (Institute for Window Technology) had again selected Lohmann as the host of this year's symposium on the topic of bonding and sealing in the building shell. Read

Scapa launches new industrial-business-unit focused website

www.scapa.com, 8 May 2017 – Scapa Group plc, a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products for the Healthcare and Industrial markets, is proud to launch its new Scapa Industrial website, www.ScapaIndustrial.com. Read

Water-based inks and adhesives as a valuable contribution to sustainability in flexible packaging

www.basf.com, 4 May 2017 – BASF’s water-based resins for inks and adhesives in flexible packaging are an economically compatible and environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based technologies. Read

Ashland at PSTC Tape Summit: To unveil solvent-based PSAs for high-performance applications

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 4 May 2017 – Ashland is launching two new solvent-based pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) that help manufacturers improve the efficacy and usability of their products in demanding applications. Read

BASF announces cooperation with HP Indigo

www.basf.com, 3 May 2017 – Strategic collaboration for the development of water-based adhesive solutions. Read

Parafix appointed as Pregis UK distributor

www.parafix.com, 28 April 2017 – We are proud to announce that Pregis has formally appointed Parafix as UK distributor for their SG PolyMask range of temporary protection films. Read

Industry news

Radiation curing: giving films a smoother profile

www.european-coatings.com, 15 May 2017 – A new paper investigates the film quality of electron beam curable varnish coatings on polymer web substrates. Read

Tapes deliver a stricky situation to reality television show contestants

www.adhesivesmag.com, 4 May 2017 – Packaging tape was the medium of choice for a recent challenge on Spike TV’s “Ink Master” reality TV show. Read

Novel technology for non-silicone, non-solvent-based release coatings

www.adhesivesmag.com, 4 May 2017 – Many tape manufacturers are seeking solvent- and silicone-free release coatings. Read

The greener side of adhesive coating

www.adhesivesmag.com, 4 May 2017 – A 100% solids adhesive coating process is operationally and environmentally sustainable for pressure-sensitive adhesive construction. Read

Integrating a full-service converter into your supply chain

www.adhesivesmag.com, 4 May 2017 – Partnering with a full-service converter can increase process efficiencies. Read

Do nanoparticles remain unpredictable

www.european-coatings.com, 21 April 2017 – The nanotech industry is booming. Read

German Adhesive Association releases trends in key adhesive raw materials report: Demand for base chemicals remains high in Asia and the U.S.

www.adhesivesmag.com, 20 April 2017 – Although some may say that the current global political climate could best be described as tense and volatile, the relevant business barometers indicate that the world economy is performing robustly, indicating that business will continue to pick up around the globe. Read

Downstream users: Communication in the supply chain getting a higher profile 

www.echa.europe.eu, 19 April 2017 – Effective communication between downstream users and suppliers at all stages in the REACH process helps to ensure that relevant information is provided in the supply chain. Read

Isoprene market to reach nearly $3 billion by 2021: Europe is estimated to be the leading market for isoprene

www.adhesivesmag.com, 18 April 2017 – The isoprene market was valued at $1.93 billion in 2015, and is projected to reach $2.96 billion by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4%, during 2016 to 2021. Read

Global polyurethane market to reach $105 billion by 2025: Flexible polyurethane foams remained the dominant product with about 27% volume share in 2015

www.adhesivesmag.com, 12 April 2017 – The global polyurethane (PU) market is anticipated to reach $105.2 billion by 2025.  Read

2017 raw materials and chemicals roundtable

www.adhesivesmag.com, 12 April 2017 – Industry leaders in the raw materials and finished adhesives markets share their thoughts on this complicated but vital aspect of the industry. Read

2017 raw materials, chemicals, polymers and additives handbook

www.adhesivesmag.com, 12 April 2017 – This issue features ASI’s 16th annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook, a purchasing and applications resource that defines materials used to manufacture adhesives and sealants, and indexes suppliers of those materials. Read


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