About Afera

Afera is the European Adhesive Tape Association, a not-for-profit trade association representing the interests of the best-in-class businesses and organisations within the adhesive tape value chain. Our membership includes manufacturers, raw materials and machine suppliers, converters (such as printers, slitters, die cutters and laminators of adhesive tape), and national tape organisations. With over fifty years’ experience in serving as the voice of the European adhesive tape industry, Afera engages its growing member base in networking and educational events, European and international test methods standardisation projects, and market and technical data and information resources. Afera is also Europe’s leading promoter of adhesive tape over traditional mechanical fasteners and wet glues as the most innovative bonding and fixing solution to designers, engineers and manufacturers in every conceivable industry.

The Association at a glance

Mission and values

General strategy

Committees and Secretariat

Become a member

Connect yourself with the people, events, issues and information you need to plan
and grow your European business successfully

Why Tape?

Learn about what makes tape all the buzz in product design and engineering circles

Find a Member

Visit a directory of Afera member companies and the services and products they offer

Technical Centre

Access information about standardisation, policy issues, studies and terminology
pertaining to adhesive tape

Member resources

Gain access to additional resources by becoming a member


Check out Afera and other adhesive tape industry events


Access the most recent news affecting the tape industry and Afera members

Contact Afera

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us


Current and future chemicals regulation affecting the tape business

At Afera’s recent Annual Conference in Dubrovnik, Amy Aerts, Regulatory Affairs Manager at Nitto Europe NV, discussed what European adhesive tape businesses need to know about chemicals regulation today, what they can expect in the near future, and how to manage it within their organisations.

30 January 2015