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.

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Still an age of instability? Europe & the global economy

Mr. Smith asked the question which every company along the European adhesive tape value chain ponders: Seven years after the worst economic storm in a century, are we still in the age of instability or are things improving?

27 March 2015

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