FEICA keeps its finger on the pulse of emerging issues through a network of industry partners and regular contacts with international associations in the major markets.
FEICA represents the European adhesive and sealant industry at global level at the 'International Association Heads Meeting', which is held every two years, rotating between Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region, and at the WAC (World Adhesive and Sealant Conference).
Memberships and partnerships
|Afera - European Adhesive Tape Association|
|ALMA 2020 - Advanced Light MAterials and Processes for the Eco-Design of Electric Vehicles)|
|CEN - European Committee for Standardization|
|CPE - Construction Products Europe + Smart CE Marking Consortium|
|Construction 2050 Alliance|
|DUCC - Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination group|
|ECHA Partner Expert Group (PEG)|
|EUC - Essential Use Concept Alliance|
|European Coalition for Chemical Recycling|
|EPRC - European Paper Recycling Council|
|FCA - Food Contact Additives|
|PIJITF - Packaging ink joint industry task force|
|World Adhevise & Sealant Conference (WAC - see below)|
See 'Our Industry' page for more information on the adhesive and sealant industry around the world.
Please click below for more information on a selection of our partners:
The Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination Group (DUCC) is a platform of European associations which represents more than 9000 "downstream” industries (mostly SMEs). DUCC's main objective is to contribute, with a common voice, to the successful implementation of the requirements of the REACH and Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.
FEICA represents the adhesives and sealant industry in DUCC, together with participants from associations covering cosmetics; fragrances; soaps and detergents; aerosols; paints and inks; imaging and printing chemicals; crop protection chemicals; construction chemicals and chemical distribution. More information can be found on the DUCC website.
In October 2020, DUCC submitted comments to CASG-Polymers on criteria for PRR. Click here for more details. In addition, in June 2020, DUCC welcomed the opportunity to provide input to the European Commission Roadmap on CSS. See the DUCC response to the Roadmap on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.
DUCC/SMEUnited Guidance at a Glance leaflets
This initiative between chemical formulators and the European SME and craft sector aims to provide a user-friendly introduction to specific requirements of Europe’s CLP Regulation for chemical substances and mixtures.
Construction 2050 Alliance
The Construction 2050 Alliance was launched during the 8th High Level Forum of Construction 2020 organised by DG GROW of the European Commission. The Construction 2050 Alliance brings together 47 EU associations, including FEICA, from construction products, to contractors, SMEs, building owners, machinery producers, social housing operators, engineers, promoters and many more.
Alliance members will work together to highlight the contribution of the built-environment to the EU Green Deal, which includes:
- the road to zero-emission and sustainable buildings
- sustainable and smart mobility/infrastructure
- energy efficiency and the renovation wave and
- the circular economy
On 5 May 2021, the European Commission released the new EU Industrial Strategy, which puts a renewed focus on the key ecosystems, including construction. FEICA, as member of the Construction 2050 Alliance, welcomes the priority given to the construction ecosystem as one of the sectors that faces the most important challenges in meeting climate and sustainability goals and in embracing the digital transformation. You can read the joint FEICA/Construction 2050 Alliance Press Release in the Information Centre.
In order to improve the efficiency and driving range of electric vehicles, the weight of the global vehicle must be reduced. In addition, increasing environmental awareness and forthcoming stricter regulations demand the adoption of circular economy principles across the entire vehicle life cycle.
The EU therefore approved the ALMA project (Advanced Light MAterials and Processes for the Eco-Design of Electric Vehicles). The project, of which FEICA has been a supporting partner, will be funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
The WAC is a global conference, held once every four years, and rotated between Asia (ARAC), Europe (FEICA), and North America (ASC). More information can be found in 'Events & Conferences'. More information about the adhesive and sealant industry around the world can be found under 'Our industry'.