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.

 



New Managing Director at VITO Irmen GmbH Co KG

Ralf Heiligtag, former Managing Director of tape manufacturer VITO Irmen GmbH & Co. KG of Remagen, Germany, retired on 30th June , 2018 after having successfully led the company for more than eleven years.

16 July 2018

Afera GATS Success, Athens Conference Launch

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced today the resounding success of its 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit, which boasted a sold-out programme of market and technical lectures, a company visit of Neenah Gessner GmbH, and biennial international test method and standards committee meetings.

2 July 2018

In memoriam: Dr. Rainer Rauberger

On behalf of the European tape community, we at Afera would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and VPF and Henkel co-workers of Dr. Rauberger, who is memorialised in their letter below.

2 May 2018

Afera to hold 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit 11-15 June 2018 in Munich, Germany

Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, announced today its launch of the 1st Global Adhesive Tape Summit, a unique event bringing together companies along the adhesive tape value chain of not only Europe, but Asia, North America and the Middle East, for 4 days of learning about current technical advancements and market conditions, meeting on standardisation issues, and networking with industry leaders.

29 March 2018