RoHS

The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS I) took effect in 2006, restricting the use of 6 hazardous materials (heavy metals and brominated components) in the production of electronic and electrical equipment. In 2011, RoHS II brought in the requirement of periodic re-evaluations that facilitate gradual broadening of its requirements to cover additional electronic and electrical equipment, cables and spare parts, and the chemicals involved. This means that new chemicals will be added in the future. PVC, DEHP, and antimony trioxide were almost incorporated in 2011 but were spared due to a strong chemical industry lobby.


Impact: High

Many adhesive tape businesses supply directly or indirectly to the electronic and electrical equipment markets. The end producer is required to put the “ϹЄ” label on the finished good to prove it is RoHS-compliant.

 



Afera to reach new markets with 55-page website expansion on new generation of adhesive tapes

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced today the launch of the Why tape? section of its website dedicated to inspiring design and process engineers with the broad functionality and range of advantages of adhesive tape. Why tape? is a journey of illustration and description of what tape is and how it can be used, its versatility, benefits and ease of application,the diverse markets in which it is used, and what current designers think about it.

30 March 2017

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