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The future role of tape: Evert Smit’s message to you for 2023
At our recent Valencia Conference, Afera President Evert Smit delivered the keynote speech, focussing in on important messages and advice about the future of the tape business.
Sticky workforce: sustaining the speed of innovation in VUCA times
by Afera President Evert Smit, who is also director scouting at Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG. for DICHT! Magazine
Adhesives Research names Brad Zechman President beginning January 2022
Adhesives Research, Inc., a global developer and manufacturer of unique self-adhesive tapes and adhesive products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Zechman to the position of President beginning January 2022.
Spanish converter ATyT joins Afera
Adhesivos Técnicos y Troquelados (ATyT), a leading European converter of technical and custom-made adhesive tapes based in Barcelona, has joined Europe’s only not-for-profit trade organisation
Sustainable electric vehicle (EV) design – with plastics and composites: a brand new virtual event from Kisaco Research
Sustainable EV Design, held 20-21 September 2021, will bring together all those who are passionate about innovating in e-mobility to lightweight vehicles
Italian release liner supplier Siliconature joins Afera
Siliconature, a leading supplier of release liners to the adhesive tape industry, has joined Europe’s only not-for-profit trade organisation representing the interests of the best-in-class businesses within the adhesive tape value chain.
Announced in December 2019, the European Green Deal is the embodiment of how the E.U. aims to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals “to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Global application technology leader of packaging and specialty plastics Isabelle Uhl reflects on her nearly 3 decades of experience in and service to our European adhesive tape industry collective