ERPC

The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) is a European industry self-initiative monitoring the progress towards meeting the paper recycling targets set by the European Declaration on Paper Recycling. The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is one of its signatories. Its membership primarily composed of paper manufacturers, the ERPC focuses on the recycling of paper and paper fibres, which they would like to keep exempt from legal take-back obligations.


Impact: High

Looking critically on all non-paper fibres because they have the potential to disturb or interfere with the recycling process, the ERPC initiates recycling studies in order to identify “disturbing” substances and to define recycle-friendly processes. These studies, the results, and the conclusions made may deeply impact the use of adhesive tapes in the paper and cardboard industry. It is therefore important that the adhesive tape industry participates in ERPC discussions. As a European organisation, Afera is a member of the ERPC and attends its meetings held in Brussels once or twice a year in order to represent the interests of the adhesive tape industry, specifically companies which produce raw materials or adhesive tapes going into paper that will be recycled.

 



New Managing Director at VITO Irmen GmbH Co KG

Ralf Heiligtag, former Managing Director of tape manufacturer VITO Irmen GmbH & Co. KG of Remagen, Germany, retired on 30th June , 2018 after having successfully led the company for more than eleven years.

16 July 2018

Afera GATS Success, Athens Conference Launch

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced today the resounding success of its 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit, which boasted a sold-out programme of market and technical lectures, a company visit of Neenah Gessner GmbH, and biennial international test method and standards committee meetings.

2 July 2018

In memoriam: Dr. Rainer Rauberger

On behalf of the European tape community, we at Afera would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and VPF and Henkel co-workers of Dr. Rauberger, who is memorialised in their letter below.

2 May 2018

Afera to hold 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit 11-15 June 2018 in Munich, Germany

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced today its launch of the 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit, a unique event bringing together companies along the adhesive tape value chain of not only Europe, but Asia, North America and the Middle East, for 4 days of learning about current technical advancements and market conditions, meeting on standardisation issues, and networking with industry leaders.

29 March 2018