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  • FEICA position on the review of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).pdf

    Uploaded August 31, 2020

    FEICA position on the review of the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011

    Whilst awaiting results from a possible review of the CPR, the European Commission has to ensure the continuous working of the standardisation process to safeguard the smooth functioning of the European single market. Please see FEICA' s position in this paper.


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  • FEICA CONNECT 41 | August 2020.pdf

    Uploaded August 19, 2020

    FEICA CONNECT is the quarterly newsletter for FEICA members and stakeholders of the adhesive and sealant industry. This is Issue 41 of FEICA CONNECT.



    - Dr Elisa Arikan is the winner of AIA 2020

    - High online attendance for FEICA's Webinar on a risk assessment for cyclic esters

    - Save the date for FEICA 2021

    - Packaging adhesives and Food Contact news

    - Take the FEICA Model EPD survey

    - New PU restriction published

    - FEICA publishes position on the EU's Renovation wave

    - New analytical methods for the enforcement of the REACH Annex XVII restrictions

    - FEICA comments on the Wood/PFA report regarding Polymers Requiring Registration

    - FEICA to publish its position on the review of the CPR

    - AIA 2020: Meet some of the other entrants

    - ASC announces date for the WAC 2021

    - A new colleague at FEICA



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  • A safe future for polyurethane products 2020.pdf

    Uploaded August 17, 2020

    A new restriction on diisocyanates requires professional and industrial users to be trained and certified

    On 4 August 2020, a new restriction on diisocyanates was adopted by the European authorities under REACH. It targets respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanates. All professional and industrial users of products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1% will need to be trained and certified by 24 August 2023 in how to handle products containing diisocyanates safely. 

    FEICA, in coordination with ISOPA and ALIPA, the diisocyanate manufacturers’ industry associations, is preparing training material for use by its members and by adhesive or sealant users. We expect it to become available as of February 2022, early enough for all users of PU products to be trained and certified by 24 August 2023.  In addition, the legal requirements should appear on packaging as of 24 February 2022.

    The FEICA Technical Working Group PU Restriction created an updated leaflet explaining what the restriction means exactly, how the required training is developing and what the implementation of the timeline is exactly.

    #diisocyanates #REACH

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  • FEICA comments on the Wood/PFA report regarding Polymers Requiring Registration.pdf

    Uploaded August 13, 2020

    FEICA’s comments on the Wood/PFA report regarding Polymers Requiring Registration

    Adhesives and sealants are an essential component of innovative products, enabling many sustainable solutions. FEICA supports the efforts of the European Commission to develop a comprehensive regulatory framework for the registration of polymers under the REACH Regulation that will help to protect human health and the environment, without losing the competitiveness and innovativeness of the European industry.

    Registration of polymers should be foreseen only when a risk to human health and the environment has been proven. FEICA therefore suggests the development of risk-based mechanisms to assess exposure of both human beings and the environment.

    Criteria to define polymers requiring registration should be clear, scientifically sound and globally harmonised. Exemptions and reduced registration requirements, in applicable cases, should be considered by the legislator. FEICA and its members have shared their comments to the Wood/PFA with the European Commission.


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  • FEICA publishes Position Paper on biodegradability and compostability of packaging adhesives.pdf

    Uploaded August 12, 2020

    Position Paper on biodegradability and compostability of packaging adhesives

    One of the focus areas of the 2015 EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy is plastics. Following the growing awareness of the packaging supply chain, the types of plastic packaging marketed as ‘biodegradable’ or ‘(home) compostable’ has increased significantly and adhesives producing companies receive more and more customer requests regarding the biodegradability and compostability of their products.

    The adhesives industry is committed to positively contributing to the transition towards a circular economy and is making considerable efforts to work with its supply chain to better understand and mitigate the possible impact of adhesives on recycling of plastics packaging. 


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  • FEICA Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations.pdf

    For members Uploaded July 27, 2020

    This is the recently updated FEICA glossary for 2020. This glossary is intended for FEICA Members to enhance the common understanding of acronyms and abbreviations used at FEICA meetings. Links have been inserted to lead you to the required letter for easy navigation.


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  • FEICA recommendation to adhesive suppliers and users on Assessment of PAAs in polyurethane adhesives intended to be used in food packaging.pdf

    Uploaded July 27, 2020

    FEICA recommendation on PAA in polyurethane adhesives for FC applications

    For many decades, reactive polyurethane adhesives have been used globally to manufacture flexible packaging in a safe and cost-effective way. Applying good manufacturing practice is key to achieving compliance with the demanding migration limits defined by food packaging regulations and preventing contamination of food through the migration of adhesive components which are not fully cured.

    Special attention has to be paid to laminates containing aromatic diisocyanate monomers which are not fully cured in the PU adhesive layer. If laminates with insufficient cure time come into contact with food too early, migration of such aromatic diisocyanate monomers through the film separating the adhesive from the food can occur and primary aromatic amines (PAA) will be formed. Therefore, the adhesive user has to be made aware how to test for compliance with the limits for PAA as part of good manufacturing practice.


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  • FEICA’s input to the European Commission plan to initiate a Renovation Wave.pdf

    Uploaded July 10, 2020

    FEICA’s input to the European Commission plan to initiate a Renovation Wave

    This paper highlights the key role our industry plays in delivering materials, products and technologies which ensure important aspects of circularity and sustainable development in the construction value chain. The “European Green Deal”, which aims to shape the EU economy for a sustainable future, was launched in December 2019 and gives due consideration to climate, green energy and industry-supported circularity. One particular focus of the European Green Deal is on the building sector and the planned Renovation Wave.

    #construction #energysavings

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  • FEICA publishes Summary Report of the FEICA risk assessment of cyclic esters in polyester adhesives.pdf

    Uploaded June 30, 2020

    FEICA publishes Summary Report of the FEICA risk assessment of cyclic esters in polyester adhesives

    Press release: FEICA has published a Summary Report of a FEICA risk assessment carried out on cyclic esters potentially present in polyester adhesives intended to be used in food contact materials. The FEICA document aims to provide the necessary information to help downstream users carry out their own risk assessments. The summary report published by FEICA intends to outline the main findings of the risk assessment and explain that human exposure to cyclic esters from polyester pre-polymers in food packaging adhesives is not relevant from a toxicological point of view.

    #foodcontact #paper&packaging

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  • ASC-CATIA-FEICA Adhesives and Sealants Classification Manual.pdf

    Uploaded June 25, 2020

    Since 2012, China, Europe and North America have harmonised the Adhesives and Sealants Classification Manual. Now for the first time, the three major adhesives and sealants markets – China, Europe and North America – share a common language when it comes to defining the market segments and product categories for adhesives and sealants.

    The European Adhesives and Sealants Market Report, issued by FEICA, and the North America and Asia Adhesives and Sealants Market Report, issued by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), both follow the harmonised ASC-CATIA-FEICA Adhesives and Sealants Classification Manual, facilitating companies to compare data between Europe, NAFTA and the Asia-Pacific region.

    #association #reports

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