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.

FEICA Conference and EXPO 2022

FEICA Conference and EXPO 2022

FEICA is proud to announce the 2022 European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & EXPO, set in the Grand Elysée Hotel, Hamburg, Germany, from 14-16 September 2022. REGISTER NOW!

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.

  • Adhesives and sealants sustainability role in construction.pdf

    Uploaded August 03, 2022

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

    Sustainability in the construction sector is receiving substantial attention in the European Union (EU) as a consequence of both the absolute scale of this sector and its share of materials usage and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Recent legislative initiatives, such as the EU Green Deal, cover the construction sector with specific provisions, addressing all levels from entire buildings to construction elements and to the materials used for their production and installation. The environmental performance of adhesives and sealants used in the construction sector is therefore of high interest. The full report is available for FEICA members here.

    #construction #sustainabledevelopment

    Publication ref.: RAM-EX-L05-030


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  • FEICA and Deutsche Bauchemie Detailed Statement on Commission Proposal for a Revision of the CPR.pdf

    Uploaded July 25, 2022

    Joint Statement of FEICA and Deutsche Bauchemie on the Proposal of the European Commission for a Revision of the Construction Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011)

    The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) plays a key role for the construction chemicals industry. The revision should overcome current problems in harmonised standardisation. It should further strengthen the European single market for construction products so that construction and renovation measures remain affordable and make an important contribution to the fight against climate change. To support the transformation to a greener and more digital construction sector, the environmental sustainability of construction products must be brought more into focus in the future CPR, whereby practicable provisions are important to ensure feasibility and cost efficiency.

    This document includes the FEICA and Deutsche Bauchemie joint detailed position on the European Commission's proposal.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L07-037

    #construction


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  • FEICA proposal to improve the protection of professional workers using the most harmful chemicals.pdf

    Uploaded July 14, 2022

    FEICA’s proposal to improve the protection of professional workers using the most harmful chemicals

    The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability commits the Commission to ‘extend to professional users under REACH the level of protection granted to consumers’.  We understand that the European Commission’s rationale behind the extension of the generic approach to risk management (GRA) to professional uses lies in a general observation that professional users ‘cannot control risks from the presence of the most harmful chemicals in products’ and that ‘professional users are exposed to those chemicals in products in their daily lives and not only occasionally as consumers, there may be even more need to protect them’. We strongly believe that these two statements cannot be generically applied to all professional users and/or all products used by professional users containing  ‘most harmful substances’.

    Below is FEICA’s proposal to improve the protection of professional workers using the most harmful chemicals. The proposal illustrates ways to improve the protection of professional workers other than generic substance bans without a risk assessment having been performed.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L07-040

    #hazardousproducts


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We are hiring!

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Regulatory Affairs Manager for our offices in Brussels. View full description here.

Training Platform launched

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%.

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 and shares examples of good practice. To see all the contributions from our members, please see our Good Practice Stories page.