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.



Tape University & Shurtape help professionals determine which duct tape to use

www.hightechdeck.com, 2 May 2019 – Tape University, a leading online educational resource for all things tape produced by Shurtape, regularly publishes blog posts to educate individuals working in industries which heavily rely on the use of durable tapes to successfully get the job done.  Read

10 May 2019

Tape talk: Don’t miss the PSTC 2019 Tape Summit

www.adhesivesmag.com, 1 May 2019 – Scheduled this year for May 13-17 in Baltimore, the event draws nearly 300 pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals, including scientists, professors, and C-level executives, who travel from across the U.S. to hear from other industry professionals.  Read

10 May 2019

Top management changes at Sekisui Alveo

www.sekisuialveo.com, 24 April 2019 – Sekisui Alveo, European manufacturer of high-quality polyolefin foams, is being led by a new management team as per 1 April 2019.  Read

10 May 2019

H.B. Fuller’s new Global Responsibility website

www.hbfuller.com, 22 April 2019 – “We believe that H.B. Fuller can and should play a role in creating positive change,” said Jim Owens, president and CEO of H.B. Fuller.  Read

10 May 2019

Composites materials: the driver behind new technologies from tesa

  www.tesa.com, 17 April 2019 - 2 new ideas were launched at JEC World 2019: a clean cut tape, which prevents the fraying of carbon fiber textiles after cutting, and a product for fixing the position of fiberglass textiles, which are used to line the rotor blades of large wind turbines.  Read  

10 May 2019

Don't let e-commerce opportunities pass you by

www.hbfuller.com, 17 April 2019 – Annual retail e-commerce sales have grown roughly 25 percent year over year, but inefficient equipment could be slowing your e-commerce business opportunities.  Read  

10 May 2019

Neenah announces the availability of its’ KAP release coating on tape backings

KAP is a high-performance release coating with a difference. Tape backings made with this unique system exhibit excellent stability on aging with little adhesion to backing build. This provides a consistent and predictable out-of-roll experience for the tape end-user even after exposure to high temperatures and humidity.  KAP has demonstrated excellent performance when used with many acrylic adhesives as well as synthetic and natural rubber systems whether solvent-borne or hot-melt. KAP is available in a water-resistant version for use in wet-sanding automotive repair applications.

9 May 2019

Germany's RKW expanding Kentucky site

www.placticsnews.com, 20 February 2019 – RKW SE, one of Europe's largest film extruders, is investing $18.8 million to expand its production site in Franklin, Ky.  Read

1 April 2019

Asahi Kasei expanding battery film production in US, Japan

www.placticsnews.com, 21 March 2019 – Celgard’s separators are made with a combination of polypropylene and polyethylene films, while the wet process films made under the Hipore name in Moriyama, Japan, use polyolefin.  Read

1 April 2019

Sabic completes pilot study for composite tape

www.placticsnews.com, 14 March 2019 – Saudi Basic Industries Corp. has completed a pilot project aimed at large-scale laminate production of composite tape made from its polycarbonate.  Read

1 April 2019

DuPont making $220M film investment in Ohio

www.placticsnews.com, 8 March 2019 –The new assets will expand production of Kapton-brand polyimide film and Pyralux-brand flexible circuit materials to meet growing market demand in automotive, consumer electronics, telecom and defence, officials with Wilmington, Del.-based DuPont said.  Read

1 April 2019

Beardow Adams to present solvent-free hot-melt PSAs and more at ICE 2019

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 8 March 2019 – The Pressen brand of hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives is now bolstered by the latest development Pressen 2441, a MOSH & MOAH free adhesives designed specifically for use as on high tack self-adhesive tapes and as the self-adhesive security seal in the flexible packaging / bag sealing applications.  Read

1 April 2019

Seeking a greener option for film recycling

www.placticsnews.com, 7 March 2019 – The Sustainable Packaging Coalition and the Centre for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners have named five finalists in their FlexPack Recovery Challenge, a competition to promote new ideas for the recovery of multi-material flexible packaging waste.  Read

1 April 2019

Ericsson wants to make 5G networking easier with packing tape

www.digitaltrends.com, 27 February 2019 – To facilitate better networking at challenging locations such as arenas, historic sites, and dense urban environments, Frenger and colleagues invented what they call “Radio Stripes” – essentially packing tape with serialised radios every foot or so and linked by flexible wire.  Read

1 April 2019

3M medical tape a Golden Mousetrap winner

www.rubbernews.com, 15 February 2019 – St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M Co.'s health care segment won a 2019 materials and assembly Golden Mousetrap Award for its 4077 elastic polyurethane-blend nonwoven extended-wear medical tape.  Read

22 February 2019

Understanding adhesives in food packaging

www.henkel.com, 7 February 2019 – International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has published a comprehensive paper on adhesives for food packaging applications, co-authored by Henkel’s expert on product safety and regulatory affairs, Dr. Monika Tönnießen, in her role as FEICA representative.  Read

22 February 2019

Ashland: Medical pressure-sensitive adhesive

www.adhesivesmag.com, 7 February 2019 – This company recently announce plans to introduce Aroset™ Gentle 700, a new medical pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) at MD&M West, taking place February 5-7 in in Anaheim, Calif.  Read

22 February 2019

Toray adding automated PP film line

www.plasticsnews.com, 8 February 2019 – Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is building a facility in North Kingston, R.I., to house a new automated oriented polypropylene film line that will increase capacity for packaging, label, medical and industrial applications.  Read

22 February 2019

Silicone sector continues to face market pressures

www.rubbernews.com, 7 February 2019 – The new year for the silicone rubber industry began much like 2018 ended, with short supply, higher prices and uncertainty about when market conditions may brighten.  Read

22 February 2019

AAI launches bio-mimicking nanofiber-based dry pressure sensitive adhesive

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 4 February 2019 – The dry adhesive product, based on biomimicry research studies at the University of Akron, consists of millions of solid, sub-micron-diameter nanofibers that interact with microscopic surface contours for strong shear adhesion, but has nearly zero tackiness and low peel force.  Read

22 February 2019

PVC industry stands by its recycling record

www.plasticsrecyclingworld.com, 9 January 2019 – The European PVC sector has made great progress in recycling since 2000 and companies are continuing their commitment. But legacy additives are a regulatory problem.  Read

21 January 2019

Ampacet Launches Permanent Antistatic Additive Solution for BOPP Films

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 7 January 2019 – Ampacet has introduced PERMSTAT 232, a unique permanent antistatic additive solution for biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) that has been designed for problem-free printing, converting and labelling operations.  Read

21 January 2019

Master Builders Solutions® provides digital planning tool for the construction industry

www.basf.com, 19 December 2018 - With the Online Planning Tool, Master Builders Solutions® by BASF has developed an innovative specification tool that not only helps construction professionals find the right solutions for their projects quickly and easily, but also adjusts flexibly to changing project requirements and provides crucial information along each step of the project-planning process. Read

21 December 2018

H.B. Fuller presents hot-melt PSA for hologram applications

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 18 December 2018 – Designed by scientists and customised to meet the unique requirements in India, this new hot melt PSA is set to play its role in reinventing the future of tapes and labels.  Read

21 December 2018

New applications for high-strength tapes

www.assemblymag.com, 13 December 2018 – Acrylic foam and glazing tapes can often replace fasteners or liquid adhesive in many applications.  Read

21 December 2018

Vertically integrate for sustainability

www.adhesivesmag.com, 13 November 2018 – Vertically integrated tape suppliers can offer stabilised value, flexibility in product development and superior product performance.  Read

21 December 2018

Schulmerich receives PSTC President’s Award, McKenna named to Hall of Fame

www.adhesivesmag.com, 23 November 2018 – At its 2018 Fall Member Meeting, the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) announced long-time former board member Charlie McKenna as the inductee to the organisation’s prestigious Hall of Fame, and marketing committee member Dennis Schulmerich as the recipient of its President’s Award.  Read    

30 November 2018

Emsur France is showcasing latest resealable solutions at ALL4PACK Paris

www.packagingeurope.com, 27 November 2018 – Emsur France SPO is present at this year´s ALL4PACK Paris exhibition with the latest solution developed in collaboration with tesa, as their strategic partner for this specific adhesive tape for the French market.  Read  

30 November 2018