Afera tape college


Registration is open for Afera’s 10th Tape College at the Brussels Marriott Hotel next spring!

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My colleague and I think the Tape College 2019 was very informative and included all the information that someone working with tapes should know.
Joanna Walenska, Coroplast Fritz Mϋller GmbH & Co. KG

A unique educational event for the European tape industry
Held in Europe’s capital, the Tape College is a well-established technical learning event providing tape business professionals with the fundamentals and current technical essentials of adhesive tape technology. During this back-to-school experience, field experts will educate you on the principles involved in the selection, manufacture, conversion, application and testing of tapes.

Our attendees, both Afera and non-members
Afera’s premier educational event is designed for those new to the world of adhesive tape technology and is open to all industry professionals, both Afera and non-members alike. Our attendees include those affiliated with adhesive tape manufacturers, suppliers (raw materials, machine and packaging), distributors, converters, end users, research institutions, universities and national tape organisations.

If you work in R&D, customer and technical service, sales, marketing, engineering, production, processing and quality assurance—even general management—you will benefit from receiving a solid overview of the current technologies of the tape business. What’s more, we routinely see a number of returning participants who either want to brush up on their field knowledge or to network.

Our 20+ lecture programme designed and presented by experts
Why Tapes?, Tapes Deconstructed, Tape Production, Tape Use & Testing... The Tape College programme offers these 4 themed clusters of in-depth lectures, time for debate with presenters and opportunities for networking.

Our event is formulated and hosted by a focussed working group including Reinhard Storbeck, director of R&D at tesa SE; Ralf Rönisch, head of R&D at Coroplast Fritz Müller GmbH & Co. KG; Gert-Jan van Ruler, technical support and business development manager at DRT; Ian Grace, business development manager at Loparex B.V.; Martijn Verhagen, team leader for liquid coated adhesives at Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG; Michel Sabo, R&D ANT manager at Nitto Belgium; and Afera Secretary General Astrid Lejeune.


Afera’s past Tape Colleges, all held in Brussels, Belgium

9th Tape College highlight: an introduction to PSA tape technology
Looking back on a successful 9th Afera Tape College
Afera 9th Tape College countdown is running: 4 speakers spotlighted

Editorial with testimonials
Presenters talk about the unique take-away from their session at Afera's Tape College 2017
2017 Programme
Press Release
Sponsor Afera's Tape College in 2017

Afera's 2016 event (Testimonials) 
Afera Tape College 2016 Event Editorial by Dr. Michael Gerstenberger




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