Afera learned the sad news this week of the loss of our friend and colleague, Glen Anderson.
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.
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.
Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced its eighth event organised, hosted and taught by the best and brightest of the field of adhesive tape. Unique to the European tape industry, Afera’s Tape College brings two days of learning about the fundamentals and current technical essentials of adhesive tape technology to professionals relatively new to the market.
BASF SE declares force majeure for the supply of dispersions, dispersion powders and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis from sites in Ludwigshafen and Tarragona
FEICA publishes use maps to help improve communication under REACH
Chinese packaging makers are bracing themselves for Singles' Day on Friday
Advances in the global market for pressure sensitive tapes will generally be the strongest in the developing markets worldwide.
Lintec has entered into an agreement with Platinum Equity to acquire Mactac Americas
How well do you know your superomniphobic materials?
tesa Converting Centre GmbH receives 2015 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award
FEICA Conference and EXPO 2016 again a resounding success
OLBRICH GmbH extends the competence team in Hamburg
Parafix offers global service
BBC Breakfast News – Advance Tapes live with Ben Thompson
www.newsletter.echa.europa.eu, 21 September 2016 – This issue includes useful advice to companies who are preparing their submissions for the REACH 2018 registration deadline and explains how ECHA checks the completeness of registration dossiers. Read
www.plasticsnews.com, 8 September 2016 – Pregis LLC is buying 3M Co.’s temporary protective films business. For 3M, the sale is a chance to focus on other business units, including tapes. Read
Want to make waterproof bandages for internal injuries? Ask the caddisfly
www.materialsviews.com, 15 August 2016 – Reduce prices and weight – and drive farther. That’s the “magic triangle” for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers when it comes to electric mobility. Read
Automotive adhesive tapes to replace fasteners; tape market to reach USD 11.54 Bn: GVR