GTF meeting reports

The GTF is a not-for-profit, international organisation created by the global tape industry for the global tape industry.

The idea of creating the GTF arose from discussions between Afera and the PSTC in 2006. Munich marks the GTF and GTMC’s 6th set of meetings, which began in Orlando (2009) and were then held in Stockholm (2010), Taipei (2012), Nashville (2014), and Beijing (2016). CATIA’s Mr. Yang retains the GTF chair, while the PSTC’s Mr. Merkx has become vice chairman. The PSTC’s Kiran Malhotra, product development director at Berry Specialty Tapes, has taken over as GTMC chairman, as Afera’s Mr. Lutz Jacob, Afera TC TMs consultant and convenor of CEN TC 193, is retiring after 10 years of leading the group. Afera’s Uwe Maurieschat, adhesive engineer at Fraunhofer Institute IFAM, has assumed the position of GTMC vice chairman. Ms. Lejeune will continue to act as secretary for both groups.


> GTF 2018 Meeting Minutes, Munich, Germany

GTF 2016 Meeting Minutes, Beijing, China

> GTF 2014 Meeting Minutes, Nashville, U.S.A.

> GTF 2012 Meeting Minutes, Taipei, Taiwan

> GTF and GTMC 2010 Meeting Minutes, Stockholm, Sweden

> GTF and GTMC 2009 Meeting Minutes, Orlando, USA