Global regulation

Based on the EU chemicals policy, an increasing number of countries, such as Korea, Malaysia, China, the US, and Japan, have adopted stricter legislation in this area than ever before. China in particular has adopted a similar but tougher regulation than REACH. Japan has also made its existing chemicals legislation more stringent and has adopted the UN’s Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). Other countries such as Canada, the US, and Brazil are studying REACH while considering tightening their own legislation.


Impact: High

Certain chemicals will not only be banned and restricted in Europe but in other parts of the world and eventually worldwide. At the moment, restriction across regions is not uniform, so while some substances are prohibited or restricted in Europe, others are affected in China. This makes it very difficult for adhesive tape manufacturers and raw materials suppliers – in particular for those within these businesses who are responsible for monitoring regulatory affairs. These professionals need to keep abreast of public affairs worldwide on a daily basis and to determine how it will affect their organisations.

 



In memoriam: Glen Anderson

Afera learned the sad news this week of the loss of our friend and colleague, Glen Anderson.

15 March 2017

Adhesive tape field experts to educate industry newcomers from R&D to sales

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.

21 February 2017

BASF SE declares force majeure

BASF SE declares force majeure for the supply of dispersions, dispersion powders and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis from sites in Ludwigshafen and Tarragona

1 December 2016

September Newsletter gives practical advice to registrants

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

3 October 2016

Pregis buying temporary protective films unit from 3M

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

3 October 2016

Sticking electric vehicles

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

3 October 2016