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IN THIS EDITION
How Afera Member raw materials providers are meeting the sustainable industry challenge
Registration still open for Afera’s virtual 9th TechSem Sessions
Spotlight on adhesive tape manufacturer tesa
Engineers want to learn more about tapes
Download 2021 edition of ASC-CATIA-FEICA Adhesives & Sealants Classification Manual
Adhesives industry fears raw materials situation will worsen due to freighter accident in Suez Canal
Soft release of 2021 Edition of Afera Test Methods Manual
“Afera, AWA and current challenges” in AWA Insights Magazine
New mussel protein-based bio-adhesive for sealing fistulas inside body
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry events calendar 2021-2023
Member news
Industry news

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ISSUE 2, 8 april 2021
How Afera Member raw materials providers are meeting the sustainable industry challenge

As going green becomes a European business mandate, managers at BASF, Dow and Kraton explain their approaches to renewable feedstocks and polymers and strengthening relationships with brand owners.  Read

Registration still open for Afera’s virtual 9th TechSem Sessions

Beginning next week, each Thursday we will bring together tape technology experts to update you on the cutting-edge technical issues driving the Industry.  Members participate at 45% discount

Spotlight on adhesive tape manufacturer tesa

Reinhard Storbeck, Afera Technical Committee Chairman and a director of R&D at the Hamburg-based company, talks about active Afera participation, the adhesive tape network and communication.  Read

Engineers want to learn more about tapes

Afera President Evert Smit is set to speak at ISGATEC’s newly created online forum on adhesive tapes for industrial applications on 8-9 June.  Read

Download 2021 edition of ASC-CATIA-FEICA Adhesives & Sealants Classification Manual

FEICA Secretary General Kristel Ons invites Afera Members to use the jointly revised publication intended to maintain harmonised terminology and market segmentation.  Read | Download

Adhesives industry fears raw materials situation will worsen due to freighter accident in Suez Canal
IVK reports that plant shutdowns in Europe and the U.S., as well as severely limited sea and land freight capacities, are currently greatly affecting the availability of raw materials for the German adhesives industry.  Read
Soft release of 2021 Edition of Afera Test Methods Manual
Afera’s Technical Committee has updated the Association publication containing 25 standardised TMs. Free Member download | Non-Member purchase
“Afera, AWA and current challenges” in AWA Insights Magazine
On the occasion of Alexander Watson Associates’ 50th anniversary, Afera President Evert Smit and Secretary General Astrid Lejeune share Afera’s history with AWA and Mr. Smit’s outlook on the adhesive tape market.  Read
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry events calendar 2021-2023
Because of the quickly changing events landscape, we continue to keep track of the core global industry events that matter to you.  Read
Member news

3M adds silicone tape for fragile skin

www.medicaldesignandoutsourcing.com, 5 April – The company said its engineers designed the 2484 3M single-coated medical film tape with Hi-Tack silicone adhesive on liner to be breathable and conformable, enabling up to a seven-day wear time with minimal skin cell removal.  Read

MBCC Group increases prices for Master Builders Solutions products in Europe

www.master-builders-solutions.com, 1 April – In order to ensure production and supplies, MBCC Group is increasing prices for all Master Builders Solutions® products in Europe by 5 - 17% on average with immediate effect.  Read

Lohmann develops solvent-free bonding technology for double-sided adhesive tapes

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 25 March – Lohmann develops TwinMelt®, a 100% solvent-free bonding technology for double-sided adhesive tapes based on acrylate and rubber systems.  Read

Strong 4th quarter helps Intertape Polymer Group increase revenue by nearly 5% in 2020

www.adhesivesmag.com, 19 March – IPG attributes the growth primarily to an increase in volume/mix driven mainly by increased demand in products with significant e-commerce or building and construction end-market exposure, including water-activated tapes, protective packaging, and certain other tape products.  Read

MBCC Group to acquire TPH Bausysteme GmbH

www.mbcc-group.com, 15 March – With the acquisition, MBCC Group will enlarge its portfolio in acrylates and polyurethanes for ground consolidation and waterproofing solutions within its underground construction business.  Read

Avery Dennison: EV adhesive tapes

www.todaysmotorvehicles.com, 2 March – Avery Dennison Performance Tapes today announced it has expanded its automotive offering with a portfolio of adhesive solutions for electric vehicle (EV) batteries.  Read

BDK Industrial Products is becoming part of Swiss ATP Adhesive Systems Group

www.atp-ag.com, 2 March – The U.K.-based specialised adhesive tape converter BDK Industrial Products Ltd. is becoming part of leading water-based adhesive tapes manufacturer ATP Adhesive Systems Group based in Switzerland.  Read

BASF presents projects and innovations for the entire life cycle of packaging products at virtual events

www.basf.com, 1 March – At virtual events held from March 15 to 25, 2021, BASF experts provide an insight into projects along the entire life cycle of packaging products – from their manufacturing to their use to recycling options.  Read

3M eyes hemp for adhesives, packaging replacements — even growing new organs

www.hempindustrydaily.com, 10 February – Industrial conglomerate 3M Co. thinks hemp can be part of the sustainability “megatrend” and is looking at hemp components to do everything from strengthening packaging tape to helping grow human tissue and organs.  Read

Shurtape HP 535 Hot Melt Packaging Tape

www.packagingstrategies.com, 9 February – Shurtape brand HP 535 is a premium grade, heavy-duty packaging tape specifically formulated for sealing recycled corrugated cartons, including 100% recycled corrugated cardboard.  Read

Sekisui Alveo launches certified sustainable polyolefin foam products

www.sekisuialveo.com, 15 January – Sekisui Alveo, European manufacturer of high-quality polyolefin foams, has taken a further step in demonstration of its commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable material sourcing.  Read

Industry news

FEICA Webinar: communicating on adhesives in plastic recycling

www.feica.eu, 28 April – Whether you are an adhesives producer receiving customer requests about plastic recycling, a packaging manufacturer, recycler or you are developing guidance on plastic recycling, this FEICA webinar will be of interest to you.  Register

The right chemistry: the invention of duct tape

www.montrealgazette.com, 26 March – Credit for the concept belongs to Vesta Stoudt, a woman who worked in a U.S. munitions plant during the Second World War.  Read

Demand for eco-products to boost bio-adhesives market growth

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 25 March – Research and Markets anticipates that the global bio-adhesives market size is projected to grow from USD 6.0 billion in 2020 to USD 9.7 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 10.0%, between 2020 and 2025 forecast period.  Read

Lightweight auto vehicle industry to boost polyester HMAs market growth

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 19 March – Research and Markets anticipates that the global polyester hot-melt adhesives market that reached a valuation of $473,057.2 thousand in 2019 and is predicted to generate a revenue of $717,152.6 thousand by 2030 during the forecast period.  Read

Challenges of laser-assisted tape winding of thermoplastic composites

www.compositesworld.com, 17 March – Practical solutions for process-related challenges in LATW, which has great potential for pressure vessels and storage tanks.  Read

Stringless adhesive masks relieves stress on ears

www.japantoday.com, 13 March – The "Stringless Mask" is a mask that can be attached directly to the face using adhesive medical-use silicon tape.  Read

ASC issues statement on the disruption of adhesive intermediates, calls for recovery assistance

www.ascouncil.org, 26 February – The Adhesive and Sealant Council is closely monitoring the unprecedented disruption to the supply of many key intermediates essential to U.S. adhesive manufacturing.  Read

Industrial adhesives market expected to reach USD 54.9 Bn by 2027

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 26 February – The global industrial adhesives market which was valued at $39.0 billion in 201 is projected to reach $54.9 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% during the 2020 to 2027 forecast period.  Read

Peel applications

www.qualitymag.com, 8 February – Lengthwise force testing for adhesives and interlocking materials.  Read

  

 
 
 


 

   

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