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 Heads Meeting, which is held every two years, rotating between Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region, or at the WAC (World Adhesive and Sealant Conference).
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.
The adhesive and sealant industry around the world
|EUROPE Association of the European adhesive and sealant industry (FEICA)|
|USA The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC)|
|CANADA Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers Association of Canada (ASMAC-AFASC)|
|MEXICO La Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química, A.C. (ANIQ)|
|BRAZIL Comissão Setorial de Colas, Adesivos e Selantes (ABIQUIM)|
|SOUTH AFRICA The National Adhesive & Sealant Manufacturers Association (NASMA)|
|CHINA China Adhesives & Tape Industry Association (CATIA)|
|INDIA The Adhesives & Sealants Association (TASA)|
|JAPAN Japan Adhesive Industry Association (JAIA) & Japan Sealant Industry Association (JSIA)|
|KOREA Korea Adhesive Industry Association (KAIA)|
|TAIWAN Taiwan Synthetic Resins & Adhesives Industrial Association, R.O.C. (TSRAIA)|