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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
Regulatory action: Afera addresses revised PPWD, Circular Economy Package Part 2 ultimately presented without negative list
Negative list of packaging characteristics will prevent a circular economy for packaging
Afera Member spotlight: tape and films manufacturer Novacel
Having recently rebranded itself, French producer Novacel continues its 40-year run of contributing to customers’ industrial efficiency and participating in Afera, as explained by Jean-Loup Masson
65th Annual Conference featuring adhesive tape supply chain challenges hackathon a great success
Afera looks back on a work- and fun-filled yearly autumn meeting, which provided great interaction and learnings about “The Shape of Tape in 2030”.
ICAP SIRA launches its first bio-based adhesive
ICAP SIRA, a leading manufacturer of emulsions and specialty polymers, launches ACRILEM ECO 5007, its first bio-based acrylic PSA polymer combining sustainability benefits with high performances.
Spotlight on Afera Converter Member Profitape
The managing director and shareholder of the Czech converter discusses their goals to minimise labour-intensive processes by investing in new machinery to produce complex, higher-added-value products