IED (BREF Revision)

The EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), which came into force on 6 January 2011, “commits EU member states to control and reduce the impact of industrial emissions on the environment” and integrates the Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC) Directive and “6 other EU directives regulating large industrial sites.” Best Available Techniques (BAT) reference documents, referred to as BREFs, have been adopted under both the IED and IPPC Directive.

 

The BREF entitled Surface Treatment Using Organic Solvents, in which adhesive tapes are mentioned (“adhesive application in the manufacture of abrasives and adhesive tapes”), contains the minimum standards for solvent-based coating of abrasives, films, etc. for Europe going forward. One of the main outputs of the Sevilla process, the BREF is being updated and, because of harmonisation of environmental standards, will have an impact on national laws affecting production plants with a use capacity of organic solvents of more than 150 kg/hour or more than 200 tonnes/year.

 

A number of years ago, Afera provided input via Germany’s environmental protection agency (UBA) to the Sevilla process. Afera then worked directly with the European IPPC Bureau in Seville to finalise the revision process. tesa provided a reference plant. In 2015, Afera submitted its input to the BREF revision via ESVOC, which represents European solvents producers and downstream users.



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