Mustafa Sezer, Materials Technology Manager at Arçelik’s R&D Centre, discusses using adhesive tapes in the design, manufacture, and transport of large and small appliances and where new business opportunities lie.
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.
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Michael Punter, Managing Director and Owner of Parafix Tapes & Conversions, describes what happens to adhesive tape when it is processed through a converter, including the benefits that are created for both tape manufacturers and customers.
The goal is to refine windable glass through lamination with functional adhesive tapes and application of special functional layers.