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).

FEICA memberships

CEN - European Committee for Standardization
CPE - Construction Products Europe
Construction 2050 Alliance
DUCC - Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination group
ECHA Partner Expert Group
European Coalition for Chemical Recycling
EPRC - European Paper Recycling Council
FCA - Food Contact Additives
Smart CE Marking Consortium



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


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)