FEICA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

About FEICA

How can I keep up-to-date with FEICA and the industry?

Publications

FEICA produces a range of useful information resources. Some are for members only while others are available to anyone. These resources include:

  • SNAPSHOT is published twice a year and the UPDATEs every month. These publications are for members only. They provide pertinent information on the industry’s most important regulatory topics and explain the activities that FEICA’s Technical Working Groups and Technical Task Forces are undertaking , as well as events and meetings they attend on behalf of our industry. The goal is safe and effective legislation that supports the circular economy. Members can ask to be added to the circulation list by emailing news@feica.eu.
  • CONNECT is a quarterly electronic newsletter suitable for everyone interested in the adhesive and sealant industry. You can request addition to the circulation list by emailing news@feica.eu.
  • The European Adhesives & Sealants Market Report provides market statistics that are invaluable to anyone involved in the adhesive and sealant industry. The analysis is updated at regular intervals and is based on market knowledge obtained from primary research using direct interviews with the adhesives and sealants industry (formulators, raw materials suppliers, equipment suppliers, etc.). You can find out more about the latest report and purchase it via our Market Report page.

In addition, FEICA produces several brochures, as well as a range of specialist publications to support members and the industry such as position papers, guidance documents, etc. You can read more about these resources in the Information Centre.

Events

  • The annual FEICA European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & EXPO is the industry’s premier event in Europe and attracts more than 600 industry professionals from all over the world. Please see the FEICA conference website.
  • Webinars: FEICA organises regular webinars addressing topics of key importance to industry participants. Please write to news@feica.eu if you wish to be added to the mailing list in order to receive an invitation to these FEICA webinars. Also check events for any already in the pipeline.
Can I sign up to receive FEICA newsletters?
  • Members can ask to be added to the circulation list for the members’ SNAPSHOT and UPDATEs by emailing news@feica.eu.
  • Everyone is welcome to sign up to the CONNECT newsletter, also by emailing news@feica.eu.
Who are the FEICA members and how can I become a member?

We keep a handy overview of all our current members here.

FEICA offers the following categories of membership:

Direct Membership

  • National associations: National non-governmental associations representing companies which are actively engaged in the manufacture of adhesives, and/or sealants or related raw materials and services for sale in Europe or neighbouring countries.
  • Company members: Companies manufacturing adhesives, sealants or related chemical products in Europe (or neighbouring countries) who are also a member of at least one FEICA member national association.

Affiliate Membership

  • Companies who are raw materials suppliers or manufacturers/importers of components or machinery for adhesives, sealants or related products or services.

If you are eligible to become a FEICA member, simply complete the membership application form and pay the appropriate membership fee once your application has been approved.

More about FEICA members.

What are FEICA's priorities and what are the benefits of membership?

We have a dedicated webpage regarding FEICA membership benefits. We also have a dedicated webpage illustrating our current priorities.

How can I contribute to the industry?
FEICA has established an excellent working relationship with EU legislators and is recognised as a trusted and competent partner for issues affecting the adhesive and sealant industry.
 
To assist in these efforts, FEICA is always looking for experts from member companies to join our various working groups engaged in helping shape the industry’s strategy and response to legislation affecting the industry. Remain informed about potential issues that might affect your business and help shape your industry's position. Find out more about the FEICA working groups.
Which organisations does FEICA partner with?

FEICA works closely with a range of partners active in the adhesive and sealant industry and other related industries, as well as organisations engaged in cross-industry initiatives such as recycling and food safety. Read more about our partners.

How can I promote my organisation and its products / services to the industry?

FEICA offers suppliers to the adhesive and sealant industry a range of cost-effective opportunities to promote their products and services to key decision-makers in the industry. A variety of promotional options are available related to the FEICA European Adhesive and Sealant Conference & EXPO and the CONNECT newsletter. For more information, see the FEICA Media Kit.

Can you provide me with the contact details of your members?

As a non-profit organisation, FEICA does not share or sell any personal data to third parties for any commercial purposes. Please see our privacy policy. You can find a list of the industry’s national associations here, a list of our direct company members here, and a list of our affiliate company members here.

About the adhesive and sealant industry

Where are adhesives and sealants used?

Adhesives and sealants are essential components in a vast array of everyday products such as toilet tissue, packaging, shoes, furniture, electronic devices, white goods, vehicles, aeroplanes and buildings. Read more about the markets for adhesives and sealants.

Just curious about adhesives and sealants in general? click here.

What types of technologies are adhesives and sealants based on?

Modern adhesives and sealants are based on a broad range of natural and synthetic technologies, providing customers with a wide choice of adhesives suited to every task. 

Where can I find more detailed information about the size, trends, etc., of the adhesives and sealants market in Europe?

The European Adhesives & Sealants Market Report provides market statistics that are invaluable to anyone involved in the adhesive and sealant industry. The analysis is updated at regular intervals and is based on market knowledge obtained from primary research using direct interviews with the adhesives and sealants industry (formulators, raw materials suppliers, equipment suppliers, etc.).

You can find out more about the latest Market Report and purchase it ­here.

You can also check out the '2020 Facts & Figures'.

Where can I learn about adhesion and bonding courses?

FEICA has published adhesion and bonding courses in various European languages, given by institutions, universities and official research centres in countries across the EU. Specific features for each course, such as format, duration and description, are available in this overview.

How does the adhesive and sealant industry contribute to the circular economy?

In light of the transition to an increasingly circular economy, FEICA actively supports efforts to improve product efficiency and circularity to help create a more sustainable society. The use of adhesives and sealants in many sectors, including construction, automotive, and energy production, contributes to reducing the carbon footprint of a surprising number of everyday and advanced products and manufacturing processes, creating a “new licence to do business in the 21st century”.

For more information, please check our Sustainable Development page.

FEICA brochure was created to showcase not only what we do as an association, but also the overall significance of the adhesives and sealants industry.

About adhesive and sealant products

I am looking for an adhesive / sealant with specific properties / for a specific application. Can you help me?

FEICA is the trade association for the adhesives and sealants industry in Europe and does not develop or recommend products. You can try and contact our members directly (the boxes are clickable). Please note that you should contact them on your own behalf, not on behalf of FEICA.

My organisation has developed a product / service that may be of interest to your members. How can I make them aware of the product / service?

Our industry is very diverse, using a wide variety of raw materials and processes to create a huge range of different types of products. As a result, individual manufacturers will all have their own specific needs. Please consult the individual manufacturers directly. Please note that you should contact them on your own behalf, not on behalf of FEICA.