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Afera launches Flagship Sustainability Project on European Green Deal, holds online Q&A session for Members during latest biweekly Webinar
Afera virtual 9th TechSem tomorrow at 14h: New perspectives in tapes
Spotlight on raw materials supplier H.B. Fuller
Afera and FEICA to step up collaboration
PSTC president discusses forging a new path
DRT confirms major investment in hydrogenated rosin and resin derivatives
New tech devices to boost electrically conductive adhesives market
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry events calendar 2021-2023
Member news
Industry news

UPCOMING EVENTS
9th Afera Technical Seminar
22, 29 April & 6 May 2021, 14.00 CET
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64th Afera Annual Conference
29 September–1 October 2021
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort, Valencia, Spain
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ISSUE 3, 21 april 2021
Afera launches Flagship Sustainability Project on European Green Deal, holds online Q&A session for Members during latest biweekly Webinar

During Afera’s 1 April online event, Members learned about our FSP “Translating the European Green Deal to Afera Members” focussed on waste management, calculation methods, advocacy and information.  Read

Afera virtual 9th TechSem tomorrow at 14h: New perspectives on tapes

Over the next 3 Thursdays, we will continue to bring together tape technology experts to update you on the cutting-edge technical issues driving the Industry.  Members participate at 45% discount

Spotlight on raw materials supplier H.B. Fuller

With further development of PSAs, senior application specialist Jeff Burrington sees expanding interest in non-classic tape constructions coming from the adhesives manufacturer’s business units.  Read

Afera and FEICA to step up collaboration

The European associations will co-operate more closely on key issues of overlapping interest, such as continually evolving chemical and environmental legislation.  Read

PSTC president discusses forging a new path

Having cancelled Tape Week 2021, Joe Tocci, SVP of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain at Intertape Polymer Group, describes plans to provide members with new opportunities to network and continue refining their skills.  Read

DRT confirms major investment in hydrogenated rosin and resin derivatives
The world leader in plant chemistry aims to address anticipated growth in key industry segments and significantly increase its global supply capabilities.  Read
New tech devices to boost electrically conductive adhesives market
Increased use of electronic components in technologically developing industries such as automotive, aerospace and biosciences is driving the global electrically conductive adhesives market growth at a projected CAGR of 8.4% through 2027.  Read
Updated tape, adhesive and film industry events calendar 2021-2023
Because of the quickly changing events landscape, we continue to keep track of the core global industry events that matter to you.  Read
Member news

Bostik showcased electrical adhesives at Productronica China 2021

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 15 April – Bostik, the adhesive solutions division of Arkema, took part in the latest edition of the platform for innovative electronics manufacturing, exhibiting 3 solutions of high interest for the electronic manufacturing industry.  Read

Shurtape Technologies: multi-surface floor marking tape

www.packworld.com, 14 April – The CP 27®P multi-surface floor marking tape from Shurtape is a temporary solution that allows users to indicate proper distancing.  Read

Nordmann to distribute Evonik’s halogen-free liquid FR for adhesive applications

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 9 April – Nordmann, an international chemical distributor has been managing the German and Benelux distribution of Evonik's VISIOMER® HEMA-P product line for flame retardant applications.  Read

Henkel honoured as sustainability champion for its customised adhesive solutions

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 8 April – Henkel has been named a "Sustainability Champion" for its customized adhesive solutions for Debatin products.  Read

3M: making wearable devices gentler for fragile skin

www.medicalplasticsnews.com, 7 April – As the number of people with chronic diseases and the size of the ageing population continue to grow, medical device design engineers need adhesive solutions that are both gentle and secure to help support device compliance by end users.  Read

USA Bobsled/Skeleton and tesa formalise partnership

www.adhesivesmag.com, 6 April – Both bobsled and skeleton athletes use tesa products to fix rips in speedsuits, repair start spikes, and for aerodynamic purposes.  Read

Sika acquires DriTac

www.adhesivesmag.com, 5 April – Sika reports that the acquisition strengthens its growth platform for interior finishing in the U.S.  Read

H.B. Fuller sees net revenue jump in fiscal 2021 first quarter

www.adhesivesmag.com, 31 March – Net revenue of $726 million increased 12.3% compared with the first quarter of 2020.  Read

DRT announces switch to palm-oil free glycerine for full range of industrial resins

www.drt.fr, 30 March – DRT, a global leader in plant chemistry and a company of the Firmenich Group, turns to palm-oil-free glycerine for the development of its entire range of industrial resins, strengthening its commitment to sustainability.  Read

tesa: masking tape for painting applications

www.adhesivesmag.com, 30 March – tesa 4338 Green reportedly reduces complexity and increases process efficiencies for manufacturers, and provides improved operator friendliness.  Read

Industry news

New drug-delivering adhesive patch made using mussel adhesive protein

www.adhesives.specialchem.com, 13 April – Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTEC) Korea University research team has bioengineered a novel adhesive patch platform that can efficiently deliver blood vessel-forming growth factors spatiotemporally using mussel adhesive protein (MAP), a bio-adhesive material that is made from mussels harmless to humans.  Read

Visual-field test defects appear when ill-fitted face masks are worn

www.optometrytimes.com, 12 April – Researchers reported medical tape worn on the bridge of the nose could reduce these mask-related effects and improve the accuracy of tests during the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  Read

China pushes for green packaging in express delivery services

www.shine.cn, 8 April – China is actively advancing green packaging in its express delivery industry as authorities have set out clear packaging requirements for both courier service providers and clients, the State Post Bureau said.  Read

  

 
 
 


 

   

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