DIN 2304

If bonding failures occur, more than 90% of these result from errors committed during the adhesive bonding process and not from the substandard quality of the adhesive itself. DIN 2304 is a new German standardisation project on quality requirements for adhesive bonding processes. Currently this standard is restricted to the production of structural/load-bearing adhesive bonds in defined safety areas, although it could be applied to areas other than structural bonding in the future. It could also impact and extend to businesses and industries at European and global levels. Afera is monitoring the impact of this standard on adhesive tape users.

For more information, consult the following articles:

Qualitätssicherung in der Klebtechnik: Die neue DIN 2304 und ihr Nutzen für die Praxis Read
New DIN 2304 standard "Adhesive bonding technology – Quality requirements for bonding processes" Read


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MIARCO’s Chicane tape revolutionises vehicle masking as part of the bodywork repair and respraying process. The Valencian company has made a firm commitment to innovation in a mature market, and has patented a new masking tape that brings major advantages to car respraying in the paint shop.

22 February 2018

CPI moves to larger buildings

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21 February 2018

New PPI Sales Managers

www.ppiadhesiveproducts.com, 30 January 2018 – PPI Adhesive Products Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of a number of new Sales Managers.  Read

15 February 2018

Olympic a new AFT manufacturer from The Netherlands

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15 February 2018

Insulating buildings with pressure-sensitive tape

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15 February 2018

Hot melt adhesives for low surface energy substrates

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15 February 2018

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15 February 2018

Global Pressure Sensitive Tape Market to Reach USD 96,105.0 Mn by 2024

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15 February 2018

Irplast Develops New Adhesive Tape for Food Contact Applications

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 12 January 2018 – Irplast’s Research and Development Department, in collaboration with the leading producers of inks and adhesives, has developed Food Contact Tape, a unique adhesive tape on the food contact compliance market that respects the organoleptic properties of food.  Read

15 February 2018

Bunzl acquires UK’s Lightning Packaging

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15 February 2018

The Adhesion Innovation Award 2018!

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8 January 2018

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8 January 2018

REACH 2018 Stakeholders' Day

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8 January 2018

A sticky upgrade for paper-based tests

www.asianscientist.com, 8 December 2017 – Scientists have developed a method to test for metal ions in both liquid and solid samples using paper and adhesive tape.  Read

8 January 2018

Companies asked to communicate their registration intentions for 2018

www.echa.europa.eu, 29 November 2017 – The Directors’ Contact Group (DCG) – a platform of the European Commission, ECHA and industry associations – recommends that companies communicate their registration intentions clearly to the whole supply chain to avoid potential disruptions in supply after the 31 May 2018 registration deadline.  Read

8 January 2018

Peeling away memory chips

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8 January 2018

Developing high performance work wear

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8 January 2018

Smart labelling, smart savings – Henkel will turn your numbers around

www.henkel.com, 6 September 2017 – Henkel’s  guiding topic for this year’s drinktec is “Smart labelling, smart savings – Henkel adhesives will turn your numbers around”, highlighting the impact of its technologies has on brands and production processes.  Read

22 September 2017

BASF is lifting force majeure

With immediate effect, BASF is lifting the force majeure status that was declared on October 31, 2016 for dispersions, dispersion powders and hot melts on acrylic monomer basis supplied from the Ludwigshafen and Tarragona sites.  Read

22 September 2017

FEICA launches adhesion innovation award

www.feica.eu, September 2017 – The Award for Innovative Adhesion Science aims to stimulate the interactions between industrial and scientific activities in adhesion science.  Read

22 September 2017

Flexible packaging industry: Expertise is the key

www.lohmann-tapes.us, 26 September 2017 – Innovative solutions and expert training in the special technology of flexible printing will be a key factor for future success.  Read

22 September 2017

PACT updated with 1 new intention for RMOA

www.echa.europa.eu, 13 September 2017 – Substances of potential concern: ECHA’s Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) was updated with new intentions for Risk Management Option Analysis (RMOA) and Hazard assessments.  Read

22 September 2017

Ineos invests in new vinyl acetate monomer plant

www.european-coatings.com, 8 September 2017 - Ineos Oxide is planning to build  a new vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant to support its strong position as a supplier to a broad range of markets, including the coatings, films and adhesives markets.  Read

22 September 2017

When art was taped, thoughts were set free

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22 September 2017

Production starts at new Tekni-Plex plant in China

www.pharmaproducts.packaging-business-review.com, 29 August 2017 – Packaging materials developer Tekni-Plex has started production at its new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.  Read

22 September 2017

The 4th European REACH Congress: REACH today and the challenges ahead

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22 September 2017

Adhesive and sealants market to rise 5%

www.adhesivesmag.com, 7 August 2017 – Growing demand from applications, such as paper and packaging and building and construction is expected to fuel the growth of the adhesives and sealants market.  Read

22 September 2017

Automotive adhesives market to reach USD 5,459 million by 2023

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22 September 2017