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


PSTC opens call for abstracts for 2020 annual event

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), the leading North American trade association for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape manufactures and affiliate suppliers, recently announced its call for abstracts for the opportunity to presentduring the Building & Construction Industry: Markets and Applications Track at its upcoming annual event, the historically known Tape Summit, taking place in Orlando, Florida, May 6-9, 2020.

22 August 2019

Coating company with development potential for sale

Situated on a 20,000-m² site between Rome and Naples, a coating company founded in 1999 is looking to be taken over or for an investor. Current annual production within the 6,800-m² buildings of the facility is 60 million m² of protective films, but at full capacity this could reach 200 million m².

1 August 2019

MIARCO celebrates its 50th anniversary in the adhesive solutions industry

MIARCO celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. The Spanish company is a family-owned business based in Valencia, founded in 1969 by Mr. Miguel Arnedo Cortijo. It has become a specialist in manufacturing and distributing tapes and adhesive solutions in the industrial, as well as professional and DIY, sector. Nowadays MIARCO serves as a benchmark in the sector due to its customer-oriented service and the quality of its products.

1 August 2019

Investing for future growth: Loparex doubles its poly-coating capacity

Once known as Van Gelder Coatings, Loparex B.V. in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, part of the Loparex Corporation headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, is a leading producer of paper and film silicone-coated and poly-coated release liners. As part of their corporate strategy, Loparex continues to align their operating and market strategies with changing market needs. The demand for poly-coated release liners has been growing rapidly in Europe.

1 August 2019

RKW and ERDE Initiative: Voluntary Commitment for 2022

www.eppm.com, 23 July 2019 – As a founding member of the ERDE initiative (Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland), RKW has committed to collecting and recycling 65 per cent of all silage and stretch films sold on the German market by 2022.  Read

1 August 2019

Laser Cutting PF584C S. superior protection against bubble formation

www.polifilm.com, 15 July 2019 – POLIFILM PROTECTION, a global leader in surface protection films, has further enhanced the performance of its renowned CO₂ and fibre laser protective film by developing a new flow-optimised adhesive formulation and modified carrier film.  Read

1 August 2019

OMNOVA to be acquired by Synthomer plc, London

www.omnova.com, 3 July 2019 – OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Synthomer plc, a United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company, for $10.15 per share in cash.  Read

1 August 2019

Adhesive tape suppliers: universal tool suppliers

www.ppmindustries.com, 3 July 2019 - PPM is among the best adhesive tape suppliers since 1993: find out about its full range of products, including a private label service.  Read

1 August 2019

BASF to reshape organisation

www.basf.com, 27 June 2019 – With an organisational realignment, BASF is creating the conditions for greater customer proximity, increased competitiveness and more profitable growth.  Read

1 August 2019

tesa Introduces primer-less PE-foam tape for bonding low-surface energy parts

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 24 June 2019 – For decades, the standard procedure for bonding small plastic parts with low and medium surface energy ( PP, ABS and EPDM) to either the clear coat, metal substrates or other plastic parts was to first apply a noxious primer, then apply the adhesive tape.  Read

1 August 2019

Nitto invests in 3.3m wide coating line for coated glass protection film

www.glassonweb.com, 20 June 2019 – Nitto Belgium will add a complete new state-of-the-art 3.3m wide coating line in its facility in Genk, Belgium, that will be operational as of December 2019 to manufacture 3.3m wide coated glass protection film, known as Nitto CGP Film, for the glass industry.  Read

1 August 2019

Capacity relief still far off for silicone

www.plasticsnews.com, 30 July 2019 – Silicone supply in the U.S. is still strained, and isn't likely to improve within the next two years, according to Erick Sharp, CEO and president of Ace Products and Consulting L.L.C.  Read

1 August 2019

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

www.springerprofessional.de, 27 June 2019 – Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (IWS) in Dresden have developed a new production process to make future battery production more efficient and environmentally friendly by coating the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals.  Read

1 August 2019

BASF doubles production capacity for adhesive raw material acResin

BASF has doubled its manufacturing capacity for UV acrylic hotmelts sold under the brand name acResin® by building a second production facility at the Ludwigshafen site in Germany. By taking this step, the company has strengthened its position as the leading solution provider for sophisticated applications in the adhesives sector. BASF invested several tens of millions of euros to build the new facility; the additional capacity it offers is now available.

12 June 2019

UPM supply chain responsibility boosted by collaboration

www.upm.com, 23 May 2019 – Last year UPM joined the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, which includes companies promoting sustainability practices within their supply chains and comprehensively sharing the sustainability information they have on their suppliers.  Read

3 June 2019

BASF making $10B investment in China

www.plasticsnews.com, 21 May 2019 – German chemicals giant BASF SE is building a 60,000-metric-ton annual capacity engineering plastics compounding plant in China.  Read

3 June 2019

Shurtape adds 4 sales managers to industrial packaging team

www.adhesivesmag.com, 20 May 2019 – Shurtape Technologies, LLC recently announced the expansion of its Industrial Packaging-North American team with the addition of four territory sales managers who are reportedly strategically placed to cover key growth markets, including western New York and Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, and Indiana.  Read

3 June 2019

PPM: when you should use a high performance duct tape

www.ppmindustries.com, 16 May 2019 – Your choice of using a standard duct tape or a professional one depends on which tensile strength and adhesion power you are looking for, and the conditions under which it will be used.

3 June 2019

Ichemco: new curing agent

In the world of natural rubber solvent-borne PSA, products often require appropriate curing. The scope is not only increasing cohesion, but enhancing adhesion of different carrier materials like PP, PE or PET. Isocyanates are still the preferred option in this field.

29 May 2019

Tape University & Shurtape help professionals determine which duct tape to use

www.hightechdeck.com, 2 May 2019 – Tape University, a leading online educational resource for all things tape produced by Shurtape, regularly publishes blog posts to educate individuals working in industries which heavily rely on the use of durable tapes to successfully get the job done.  Read

10 May 2019

Tape talk: Don’t miss the PSTC 2019 Tape Summit

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 May 2019 – Scheduled this year for May 13-17 in Baltimore, the event draws nearly 300 pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals, including scientists, professors, and C-level executives, who travel from across the U.S. to hear from other industry professionals.  Read

10 May 2019

Top management changes at Sekisui Alveo

www.sekisuialveo.com, 24 April 2019 – Sekisui Alveo, European manufacturer of high-quality polyolefin foams, is being led by a new management team as per 1 April 2019.  Read

10 May 2019

H.B. Fuller’s new Global Responsibility website

www.hbfuller.com, 22 April 2019 – “We believe that H.B. Fuller can and should play a role in creating positive change,” said Jim Owens, president and CEO of H.B. Fuller.  Read

10 May 2019

Composites materials: the driver behind new technologies from tesa

  www.tesa.com, 17 April 2019 - 2 new ideas were launched at JEC World 2019: a clean cut tape, which prevents the fraying of carbon fiber textiles after cutting, and a product for fixing the position of fiberglass textiles, which are used to line the rotor blades of large wind turbines.  Read  

10 May 2019

Don't let e-commerce opportunities pass you by

www.hbfuller.com, 17 April 2019 – Annual retail e-commerce sales have grown roughly 25 percent year over year, but inefficient equipment could be slowing your e-commerce business opportunities.  Read  

10 May 2019

Neenah announces the availability of its’ KAP release coating on tape backings

KAP is a high-performance release coating with a difference. Tape backings made with this unique system exhibit excellent stability on aging with little adhesion to backing build. This provides a consistent and predictable out-of-roll experience for the tape end-user even after exposure to high temperatures and humidity.  KAP has demonstrated excellent performance when used with many acrylic adhesives as well as synthetic and natural rubber systems whether solvent-borne or hot-melt. KAP is available in a water-resistant version for use in wet-sanding automotive repair applications.

9 May 2019

Germany's RKW expanding Kentucky site

www.placticsnews.com, 20 February 2019 – RKW SE, one of Europe's largest film extruders, is investing $18.8 million to expand its production site in Franklin, Ky.  Read

1 April 2019

Asahi Kasei expanding battery film production in US, Japan

www.placticsnews.com, 21 March 2019 – Celgard’s separators are made with a combination of polypropylene and polyethylene films, while the wet process films made under the Hipore name in Moriyama, Japan, use polyolefin.  Read

1 April 2019

Sabic completes pilot study for composite tape

www.placticsnews.com, 14 March 2019 – Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has completed a pilot project aimed at large-scale laminate production of composite tape made from its polycarbonate.  Read

1 April 2019

DuPont making $220M film investment in Ohio

www.placticsnews.com, 8 March 2019 –The new assets will expand production of Kapton-brand polyimide film and Pyralux-brand flexible circuit materials to meet growing market demand in automotive, consumer electronics, telecom and defence, officials with Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont said.  Read

1 April 2019

Beardow Adams to present solvent-free hot-melt PSAs and more at ICE 2019

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 8 March 2019 – The Pressen brand of hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives is now bolstered by the latest development Pressen 2441, a MOSH & MOAH free adhesives designed specifically for use as on high tack self-adhesive tapes and as the self-adhesive security seal in the flexible packaging / bag sealing applications.  Read

1 April 2019

Seeking a greener option for film recycling

www.placticsnews.com, 7 March 2019 – The Sustainable Packaging Coalition and the Centre for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners have named five finalists in their FlexPack Recovery Challenge, a competition to promote new ideas for the recovery of multi-material flexible packaging waste.  Read

1 April 2019

Ericsson wants to make 5G networking easier with packing tape

www.digitaltrends.com, 27 February 2019 – To facilitate better networking at challenging locations such as arenas, historic sites, and dense urban environments, Frenger and colleagues invented what they call “Radio Stripes” – essentially packing tape with serialised radios every foot or so and linked by flexible wire.  Read

1 April 2019