FEICA is the European voice of the adhesive and sealant industry. It is a multinational association representing the adhesive and sealant industry at European level and works with all relevant stakeholders to create a mutually beneficial economic and legislative environment.

A&S sustainability role in construction

A&S sustainability role in construction

Read the FEICA Summary Report 'Adhesives and Sealants’ (A&S) key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem'.

Book Adhesive Bonding Technology

Book Adhesive Bonding Technology

Co-published by FEICA and Fraunhofer IFAM, the book ‘Adhesive Bonding Technology in the 21st Century – Synergy of Technological and Ecological Potentials’ provides an overview of the various aspects of the adhesives and sealants industry, today and in the future. Get your FREE copy here.

Market Report

Market Report

The FEICA study 'European Adhesives and Sealants Market 2021-2026 Market' provides indispensable insights to help companies better position themselves for success in today’s challenging business environment.

AIA 2023

AIA 2023

We​ are now receiving applications for the 2023 Adhesion Innovation Award. The application submission period is between 7 November 2022 and 24 March 2023. 

  • Terminology and definitions to be used in the context of adhesives in the recycling of packaging.pdf

    Uploaded November 30, 2022

    Updated terminology and definitions of adhesives in the recycling of packaging

    At the beginning of 2021, FEICA published a guide to align stakeholders on terminology and definitions to use for adhesives in plastic packaging recycling. This document has now been updated to include paper packaging also.

    Several different stakeholders publish guidelines on recycling, including requirements for adhesives in recycling. Divergent terminology is used in these guidance papers, and this terminology also often differs from what is used in the adhesives industry and by users of adhesives.

    In order to assist stakeholders in furthering a common understanding of adhesives and the requirements that are important for adhesives in recycling, FEICA has published this paper ‘Terminology and definitions to be used in the context of adhesives in the recycling of packaging’.

    A common language and technically sound definitions will help to ensure a better understanding amongst stakeholders and an easier exchange of expertise.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K11-064

    #paper&packaging #recycling

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  • FEICA CONNECT 50 - October/November 2022.pdf

    Uploaded November 30, 2022

    FEICA CONNECT 50 - November 2022

    CONNECT is the quarterly newsletter for FEICA members and stakeholders of the adhesive and sealant industry.


    - FEICA 2022 celebrates 50 years of FEICA 

    - The FEICA Seminar 

    - FEICA launches Adhesion Innovation Award 2023

    - Deadline for PU training approaching

    - FEICA/IVK/DBC holds webinars for their Members EPDs in English and German

    - Member Portrait: AVISA

    - FEICA interviews FEICA on the occasion of our association's milestone anniversary 

    - Embracing diversity & inclusion in the adhesives & sealants industry

    - CONNECT interviews Christophe Cabarry of SpecialChem on sustainability

    - FEICA publishes view on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation

     - Welcome and Farewell 

    Pub. Ref: FNL-EX-L08-055

    #CONNECT #FEICA50 #events #FEICA2022

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  • GRA Silicones Example.pdf

    Uploaded November 23, 2022

    Generic approach to risk management (GRA) – example Silicone Sealants

    As part of FEICA’s efforts to promote the development of a European platform for the information and training of professional users covering the risks arising from the most harmful chemicals, an example was developed to illustrate the impact of a possible implementation of a generic restriction (ban) on consumer/professional use of silicon dioxide. The slide deck can be viewed here.


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PU training - updated information

As of 24 August 2023, training is required for all professional and industrial users of polyurethane adhesives & sealant products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1%.

Adhesives and sealants role in construction

Summary Report: Adhesives and sealants’ key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem here.

FEICA Use Maps

FEICA committed to the Chemical Safety Report/Exposure Scenarios Roadmap and developed use maps to support Chemical Safety Assessments under REACH. To read more about FEICA Use Maps, click here.

Good Practice Stories

FEICA promotes excellence in how our members run their business processes to improve sustainable operations and shares examples of good practice. To see all the contributions from our members, please see our Good Practice Stories page.