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.



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