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

Walter Stampfli, the new CEO

www.artimelt.com, 4 January 2017 – Walter Stampfli has 19 years of experience in the global adhesives industry.  Read

15 February 2017

Ichemco expands

www.ichemco.it, 17 January 2017 – Ichemco expands its well-known TACKSOL Pressure Sensitive Adhesives series (ready-to-coat solvent-borne natural rubber PSA) with new low viscosity products combined with an excellent wettability.

15 February 2017

FEICA unveils a new logo

www.feica.eu, 24 January 2017 – FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, has updated its logo, giving it a fresh new look, and marking the most significant change in the Association’s visual identity in twenty years.  Read

15 February 2017

BASF offers sustainable solutions for the packaging industry at Interpack 2017

www.basf.com, 2 February 2017 – At Interpack 2017, taking place in Düsseldorf from May 4 to 10, BASF experts and specialists from BTC Europe, the distribution organisation of BASF, will present a wide range of products and innovations from its packaging portfolio in hall 10, booth 43.  Read

15 February 2017

BASF offers sustainable solutions for the packaging industry at Interpack 2017

www.basf.com, 2 February 2017 – At Interpack 2017, taking place in Düsseldorf from May 4 to 10, BASF experts and specialists from BTC Europe, the distribution organisation of BASF, will present a wide range of products and innovations from its packaging portfolio in hall 10, booth 43.  Read

15 February 2017

Industry professional seeks new challenge in NL

Seasoned adhesives and tapes senior specialist is looking for a new challenge. Widely recognised expert with over two decades of international experience in the industry. Excellent team leader skills. Highly innovative, scientific and unconventional thinker. Location must be in the Netherlands (as reason for change is family).  Contact Afera Secretary-General Astrid Lejeune

15 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