EU regulation on 'articles'

REACH covers substances and mixtures, but the tape industry is mainly concerned with the manufacture of 'articles'. By 2018, the EU would like to enact legislation for a non-toxic environment, and part of this would cover articles, including most adhesive tapes and films. It is currently unclear what the scope of a future regulation would be, but this is a developing issue which the adhesive tape industry will monitor.

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The Adhesion Innovation Award 2018!

www.adhesionaward.org, 6 December 2017 – FEICA, the association representing the European adhesive and sealant industry, and EURADH, the biannual European conference on adhesion and related phenomena, are delighted to announce the inauguration of a new joint award for adhesion science.  Read

8 January 2018

Mitigating the unpleasant scent of adhesives

www.sciencedaily.com, 5 October 2017 – Through extensive research on acrylic adhesives they were able to identify the substances responsible for the offensive odours.  Read

8 January 2018

REACH 2018 Stakeholders' Day

www.echa.europa.eu, December 2017 – The final REACH registration deadline for chemicals is on 31 May 2018. Join our free REACH 2018 Stakeholders' Day in Helsinki to get the most up-to-date advice, support and case studies to help you register successfully.  Read

8 January 2018

A sticky upgrade for paper-based tests

www.asianscientist.com, 8 December 2017 – Scientists have developed a method to test for metal ions in both liquid and solid samples using paper and adhesive tape.  Read

8 January 2018

Companies asked to communicate their registration intentions for 2018

www.echa.europa.eu, 29 November 2017 – The Directors’ Contact Group (DCG) – a platform of the European Commission, ECHA and industry associations – recommends that companies communicate their registration intentions clearly to the whole supply chain to avoid potential disruptions in supply after the 31 May 2018 registration deadline.  Read

8 January 2018

Peeling away memory chips

www.spectrum.ieee.org, 21 November 2017 – As consumers demand smaller memory chips with greater capacity, engineers optimize the manufacturing process to ensure the chips will hold up.  Read

8 January 2018

Developing high performance work wear

www.laundryandcleaningnews.com, 31 October 2017 – Workers increasingly demand that their protective clothing (PPE) is comfortable to wear as well as providing the required protection.  Read

8 January 2018

Smart labelling, smart savings – Henkel will turn your numbers around

www.henkel.com, 6 September 2017 – Henkel’s  guiding topic for this year’s drinktec is “Smart labelling, smart savings – Henkel adhesives will turn your numbers around”, highlighting the impact of its technologies has on brands and production processes.  Read

22 September 2017

BASF is lifting force majeure

With immediate effect, BASF is lifting the force majeure status that was declared on October 31, 2016 for dispersions, dispersion powders and hot melts on acrylic monomer basis supplied from the Ludwigshafen and Tarragona sites.  Read

22 September 2017

FEICA launches adhesion innovation award

www.feica.eu, September 2017 – The Award for Innovative Adhesion Science aims to stimulate the interactions between industrial and scientific activities in adhesion science.  Read

22 September 2017

Flexible packaging industry: Expertise is the key

www.lohmann-tapes.us, 26 September 2017 – Innovative solutions and expert training in the special technology of flexible printing will be a key factor for future success.  Read

22 September 2017

PACT updated with 1 new intention for RMOA

www.echa.europa.eu, 13 September 2017 – Substances of potential concern: ECHA’s Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) was updated with new intentions for Risk Management Option Analysis (RMOA) and Hazard assessments.  Read

22 September 2017

Ineos invests in new vinyl acetate monomer plant

www.european-coatings.com, 8 September 2017 - Ineos Oxide is planning to build  a new vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant to support its strong position as a supplier to a broad range of markets, including the coatings, films and adhesives markets.  Read

22 September 2017

When art was taped, thoughts were set free

www.newindianexpress.com, 2 September 2017 – While the art form that predominantly uses adhesive or duct tape has been gaining momentum across several parts of the world, Berlin has been spearheading the movement through ‘TAPE THAT’, a collective that was started in 2011.  Read

22 September 2017

Production starts at new Tekni-Plex plant in China

www.pharmaproducts.packaging-business-review.com, 29 August 2017 – Packaging materials developer Tekni-Plex has started production at its new manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China.  Read

22 September 2017

The 4th European REACH Congress: REACH today and the challenges ahead

www.reachcongress.com, 9 August 2017 – As a maturing regulation, with the end of the existing substance registration phase less than six months ahead, the fourth TSGE Forum REACH Congress will focus on the other aspects of the ‘REACH’ regulation such as evaluation and authorisation and other developing issues.  Read

22 September 2017

Adhesive and sealants market to rise 5%

www.adhesivesmag.com, 7 August 2017 – Growing demand from applications, such as paper and packaging and building and construction is expected to fuel the growth of the adhesives and sealants market.  Read

22 September 2017

Automotive adhesives market to reach USD 5,459 million by 2023

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 7 August – A recent report forecasts that the global market was valued at $3,771 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $5,459 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2017 to 2023. Read

22 September 2017