Realignment of management in the UK and Hungary
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.
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.
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.
The Twinlock product division from the company Polymount with headquarters in Nijkerk/ Netherlands becomes a 100% subsidiary of tesa SE.
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.
www.cpi-plasma.com, 25 January 2018 – To accommodate the development of its toll manufacturing activities CPI will move to a larger facility. Read
www.ppiadhesiveproducts.com, 30 January 2018 – PPI Adhesive Products Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of a number of new Sales Managers. Read
www.olympicbonding.com, 29 January 2018 – Our company was born in 2013 from our passion for acrylate chemistry and the belief that we could upend the industry with higher quality at lower prices. Read
http://www.scapaindustrial.com, 25 January 2018 – The use of low-smoke, halogen-free (LSHF) cables in commercial and residential building projects can help reduce equipment damage and smoke toxicity. Read
www.constructionspecifier.com, 4 January 2018 – Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape technologies have properties that can insulate a building from environmental events such as precipitation, vapour ingress, extreme cold and heat, and external noise. Read
www.lohmann-tapes.com, January 2018 – 2017 was a particularly successful year for Lohmann’s graphic team. Read
www.klebstoffe.com, 13 December 2018 – Despite economic and geo-political risks, a solid global economic upswing is emerging, and it is also perceptible in the German Adhesives Industry. Read
https://adhesives.specialchem.com, 7 February 2018 – Low energy polymeric surfaces, such as polyolefins, fluorocarbons, acetals, and polystyrene, are notoriously difficult to bond with adhesives. Read
https://adhesives.specialchem.com, 5 February 2018 – Kaneka Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary, Kaneka Americas Holding, Inc., wholly owned subsidiary, Kaneka Aerospace, LLC, and Henkel Corporation have finalised the transfer of commercial rights, technologies and patents of benzoxazine based high performance composites business from Henkel Corporation to Kaneka Aerospace. Read
www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 23 January 2018 – In the highly competitive global pressure sensitive tapes market, companies are lending more attention to R&D activities aimed at the development of biodegradable pressure sensitive adhesive tapes to gain an edge against competitors, observes Transparency Market Research in a recent report. Read
www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 18 January 2018 – Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new type of health-monitoring electrode that exhibits optimum adhesion to skin and can record high quality signals. Read
www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 18 January 2018 – Organisers of the UTECH Europe 2018 polyurethanes event have announced full details of its comprehensive three-day conference taking place 29-31 May 2018 at the MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read
www.european-coatings.com, 16 January 2018 – How long does a corona treatment last? Read
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
www.springerprofessional.de, 8 January 2018 – Textile researchers are trialling spot welding to ensure that automotive parts of metal and fibre-reinforced plastic can be joined securely. Read
www.european-coatings.com, 19 December 2017 – The objective of a study was to design novel acrylic-fluorine networks as the replacement of fluorinated polyacylate for pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications. Read
www.us.blastingnews.com, 15 December 2017 - To most people, tape seems like a common household item or an office staple. read
www.containers.packaging-business-review.com, 15 December 2017 – Global distribution and outsourcing group Bunzl has acquired UK-based Lightning Packaging for an undisclosed sum. Read
The Technical, Marketing and Steering Committees comprise nearly 50 Member delegates.
www.adhesionaward.org, 6 December 2017 – FEICA, the association representing the European adhesive and sealant industry, and EURADH, the biannual European conference on adhesion and related phenomena, are delighted to announce the inauguration of a new joint award for adhesion science. Read
www.adhesives.org, 12 November 2017 – In October 2017 a Chinese delegation - lead by high-ranking representatives of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) - visited IVK’s headquarter in Düsseldorf. Read
www.sciencedaily.com, 5 October 2017 – Through extensive research on acrylic adhesives they were able to identify the substances responsible for the offensive odours. Read
www.echa.europa.eu, December 2017 – The final REACH registration deadline for chemicals is on 31 May 2018. Join our free REACH 2018 Stakeholders' Day in Helsinki to get the most up-to-date advice, support and case studies to help you register successfully. Read
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
www.foxnews.com, 1 December 2017 – According to reports, the pilot had told passengers they would experience a slight delay to their flight as the engine was receiving a "quick fix". Read
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
www.spectrum.ieee.org, 21 November 2017 – As consumers demand smaller memory chips with greater capacity, engineers optimize the manufacturing process to ensure the chips will hold up. Read
www.newsletter.echa.europa.eu, 16 November 2017 – External service providers can be crucial for SMEs and their success in managing regulatory obligations. Read
www.laundryandcleaningnews.com, 31 October 2017 – Workers increasingly demand that their protective clothing (PPE) is comfortable to wear as well as providing the required protection. Read
www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 11 October 2017 – The waterproof tapes market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.97% between 2017 and 2022, in terms of value. Read
First announced in November 2016, the merger between Ahlstrom and Munksjö became a reality on April 1st 2017. With this alliance, Ahlstrom-Munksjö becomes a world leader in innovative, sustainable fibre-based solutions.