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BASF Signs Agreement with Tape Producer in China

BASF recently announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Youyi Group that marks a step to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two companies. The LoI focuses on the supply of butyl acrylate and 2-ethylhexyl acrylate from BASF’s Zhanjiang Verbund site to meet the growing demand in China’s adhesive materials […]

Curbside-Recyclable Tape Offers Sustainable Carton Sealing

From minimizing greenhouse gases to reducing material waste, an increasing number of global corporations are looking for ways to make a positive impact on the environment — and packaging is becoming a large part of that conversation. While cartons have been both recyclable and made from recycled materials for years, most packaging tape has not […]

MAXWELL: Butyl Tape | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

Maxell’s Butyl Tape is a versatile product for many DIY endeavors, supporting everyday needs with ease. The product is suitable for fixing leaks, sealing windows, or securing roofing materials.  Maxell has launched the M.A.P. system, a solution for airtight seals and moisture management for exterior and/or interior membrane, sheathing, and pipe penetration. This high-quality, easy-to-use […]

Orlando Welcomes Tape Professionals for Tape Week 2024

Pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals across the industry will meet in Orlando April 29 to May 2, 2024, for the annual Tape Week. Hosted by the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC), the premier event for the U.S. PSA tape industry will present the latest in polymer and adhesion science, as well the most current information […]

Embrace Change and Drive Excellence at Tape Week 2024

As our industry rapidly evolves, I look forward to charting a course forward together at Tape Week 2024. Themed “Adapting to Change, Optimizing for Excellence,” this year’s Tape Week will help pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape professionals navigate the latest challenges we’re facing. Whether your focus is technical, market-driven, environmental, or otherwise, PSTC has been working […]

Cooperation Leads to New Tool for European Tape Industry

Does cooperation encourage innovation? This question has been considered in so many settings, in industry, academia and governments, for starters. As I watch people I know navigate the ins and outs of graduate studies and then work in industry, cooperation seems to be an important element. Certainly, working in an atmosphere that is focused almost […]

Engineers Design Stronger Tape Through the Art of Cutting

Adhesive tape fulfills many purposes, from quickly fixing household appliances to ensuring a reliable seal on a mailed package. When using tape with a strong bond, removing it may only be possible by scraping and prying at the tape’s corners, hoping that surface pieces don’t tear away with the tape. But what if you could […]

Afera Updates Progress on PCF Tool for Adhesive and Tape Manufacturers in Europe

The successful completion of a workshop series hosted by Afera and the German Adhesives Association (IVK) paves the way for the development of a new Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) tool for adhesive tape manufacturers in Europe. The final two workshops on PCF, attended by a targeted group of experts within the adhesives and adhesive tapes […]

COTRONICS CORP.: Sticky Tape | Adhesives & Sealants Industry

The new Cotronics’ Thermeez™ 397PS is a thermally (up to 1500ºF) insulating, woven, ceramic sticky tape. It is an efficient, high temperature, thermally insulating, woven ceramic tape backed with high temperature, pressure sensitive adhesive that’s easy to align and simple to apply. The adhesive backing simplifies tape placement and assures a neat and uniform installation […]

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