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.

 



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

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

September Newsletter gives practical advice to registrants

www.newsletter.echa.europa.eu, 21 September 2016 – This  issue includes useful advice to companies who are preparing their submissions for the REACH 2018 registration deadline and explains how ECHA checks the completeness of registration dossiers.  Read

3 October 2016

Pregis buying temporary protective films unit from 3M

www.plasticsnews.com, 8 September 2016 – Pregis LLC is buying 3M Co.’s temporary protective films business. For 3M, the sale is a chance to focus on other business units, including tapes.  Read

3 October 2016

Sticking electric vehicles

www.materialsviews.com, 15 August 2016 – Reduce prices and weight – and drive farther. That’s the “magic triangle” for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers when it comes to electric mobility.  Read

3 October 2016