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.

 



Afera hits 5000 Twitter followers

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced today that its Design that sticks: scanning the web for next product design Twitter account @_ProductDesign has drawn an audience of more than 5,000 multi-industry design and process engineers who are only just learning about the use of tape as a multifaceted bonding solution.

14 November 2018

H.B. Fuller to showcase HMPSA for courier bags and tapes at Labelexpo India

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 22 October 2018 – The need for safe, secure and tamper-proof courier bags also has increased manifold as the e-commerce industry continues to grow, which is of special significance in India with 374 million internet subscribers and 1.17 billion mobile subscribers.  Read      

2 November 2018

3M develops high-adhesion surgical tape for high-moisture environments

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 22 October 2018 – Unplanned extubations or dislodgement can significantly impact clinical outcomes, patient care quality and cost targets, so it’s incredibly important that clinicians are confident that the tape they choose will perform.  Read      

2 November 2018

Secos shifting film manufacturing to Malaysia

www.plasticsnews.com, 29 October 2018 – Bioplastics manufacturer Secos Group Ltd. will move its cast film manufacturing to Malaysia from Melbourne, Australia.  Read      

2 November 2018

Taping: A magical fix for your injuries?

www.star2.com, 26 October 2018 – If you tune in to any sports channel or attend a sporting event, you’d have noticed athletes strapping various body parts with multi-coloured tapes.  Read      

2 November 2018

Investors put more pressure on plastics pollution issues

www.plasticsnews.com, 18 October 2018 – Concern over plastic marine pollution and waste among institutional investors has grown sharply over the last 18 months, according to the organizer of a $1 trillion campaign to pressure major consumer brands to reduce their plastics use.  Read      

2 November 2018

Sustainability perspectives: Mondi

www.packagingeurope.com, 17 October 2018 – Mondi's innovation and sustainability manager Graeme Smith addresses the goals for sustainable packaging and the need for the whole value chain to embrace the responsibility for bringing through a new generation of resource-efficient, recyclable solutions.  Read      

19 October 2018

Lunamelt PS 4015 for courier bags and tapes

www.hbfuller.com, 16 October 2018 – H.B. Fuller introduces to the Indian market a versatile, fast bonding and high performance hot melt PSA, that can be applied to a variety of substrates.  Read    

19 October 2018

New Beiersdorf CEO is a move for continuity

https://global.handelsblatt.com, 16 October 2018 – Beiersdorf, the maker of Nivea and La Prairie, saw its share price double in the last CEO's tenure.  Read    

19 October 2018

Antifouling: Using fouling release films

www.european-coatings.com, 15 October 2018 – As many biocides face regulatory pressure, biocide-free fouling release coatings are increasingly in the focus of R&D.  Read  

19 October 2018

Smart adhesives: a firm future

www.european-coatings.com, 15 October 2018 – As many biocides face regulatory pressure, biocide-free fouling release coatings are increasingly in the focus of R&D.  Read  

19 October 2018

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