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