About FEICA

About FEICA

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.

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.

Our industry

Our industry

Adhesives and sealants are a success story that make many everyday products possible. Our industry fosters sustainability, encourages innovation and offers stimulating careers for people with a wide range of skills.

Our priorities

Our priorities

The adhesive and sealant industry is committed to enabling a growing population to live a better life and to use the planet’s resources more responsibly and efficiently. FEICA focusses on sustainable development, securing health & safety and innovation.

Membership

Membership

Make your voice heard in Brussels and help shape the industry's position on European issues.

FEICA news

FEICA news

An overview of all publications. Internal documents are marked with a grey 'member' icon and only accessible for FEICA members.

  • Adhesives under the scope of the EU SUP Directive.pdf

    Uploaded November 29, 2021

    Adhesives under the scope of the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive (EU) 2019/904

    Because the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive is a directive (rather than a regulation), EU member states were required to transpose the directive into national law. In this process, the questions arose whether adhesives, which are typically polymers, should be considered a ‘plastic’ and whether the application of adhesives to an otherwise non-plastic product will convert that product into a plastic one.

    The EU Commission published guidelines on the SUP Directive. With the publication of these guidelines, the status of adhesives can now be answered directly from the source texts. Thus the guidelines clarify further that adhesives are excluded from the scope of the Directive and not considered to fall under the definition of plastic.

    This FEICA publication assists the industry stakeholders in communication with customers and help them to answer questions.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K09-046


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  • Joint Statement on the 2nd meeting of the High-Level roundtable on enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation.pdf

    Uploaded November 25, 2021

    FEICA co-signs 'Joint Statement on the 2nd meeting of the High-Level roundtable on enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation'

    Enforcement of EU chemicals safety and environmental legislation will play a central role in implementing the European Green Deal agenda and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS). This statement emphasises that no matter how ambitious the legislation is on paper, it will never fulfil the level of protection of consumers and workers it has set out to offer, if not properly enforced.

    Publication ref.: COS-EX-K11-066

    #circulareconomy


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  • Defining a reasonable, safe and efficient system for the notification of polymers.pdf

    Uploaded November 17, 2021

    Defining a system for the notification of polymers

    The European Commission is working to extend registration requirements for polymers, currently exempted from registration under EU REACH. The Commission is considering requesting industry to notify of certain polymers’ information. This FEICA leaflet explains why the notification of polymers should be limited to a concise dataset and analytical or test data should not be required at the notification stage.

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K10-052

    #REACH


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Training Platform launched

As of 24 August 2023, training is required for all professional and industrial users of polyurethane adhesives and sealant products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1%. A Training Platform has been launched for mandatory training on safe use of diisocyanates. More information is available on this page.

Mixture Assessment Factor (MAF) Explained

FEICA has published a leaflet explaining the Mixture Assessment Factor (MAF) concept and the consequences. Download the leaflet, which has been made available in 8 European languages, here.

European Green deal - FEICA Guiding Principles

FEICA has published some key features that are needed for more efficient, and impactful chemicals legislation in Five Guiding Principles in support of a successful European Green deal.

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. To demonstrate this, FEICA is sharing examples of good practice. To see all the contributions from our members, please see our Good Practice Stories page.