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  • FEICA CONNECT, October 2019, Issue 38.pdf

    Uploaded January 15, 2020

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

     

    This is Issue 38 of FEICA CONNECT .

     

    FEICA 2019 focussed on innovations in adhesives and sealants 

    CONNECT interviews the 2019 Key Note speakers of the Business Forum 

    The Inaugural Conference Masterclasses at FEICA 2019

    New FEICA Executive Board elected in Dubrovnik, Croatia

    FEICA welcomes two new members

    An exhibitor’s perspective of the FEICA Conference and EXPO 

    The challenges of digitalising your business

    Towards a circular economy

    New FEICA Brochure | The FEICA Market Report

    #CONNECT


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  • EMF- Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an accelerated transition.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2 December 2015

    Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an accelerated transition
     
    Today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model, which relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, has been at the heart of industrial development and has generated an unprecedented level of growth. 
     
    Yet increased price volatility, supply chain risks, and growing pressures on resources have alerted business leaders and policy makers to the necessity of rethinking materials and energy use – the time is right, many argue, to take advantage of the potential benefits of a circular economy.
     
    A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. This new economic model seeks to ultimately decouple global economic development from finite resource consumption. A circular economy addresses mounting resource-related challenges for business and economies, and could generate growth, create jobs, and reduce environmental impacts, including carbon emissions. As the call for a new economic model based on systems-thinking grows louder, an unprecedented favourable alignment of technological and social factors today can enable the transition to a circular economy.

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  • EMF - The New Plastic Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics & catalysing action.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 13 December 2017

    The New Plastic Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics & catalysing action
     
    Plastics have become the ubiquitous workhorse material of the modern economy – combining unrivalled functional properties with low cost. Their use has increased twenty-fold in the past half-century and is expected to double again in the next 20 years. Today nearly everyone, everywhere, every day comes into contact with plastics – especially plastic packaging, the focus of this report. While delivering many benefits, the current plastics economy has drawbacks that are becoming more apparent by the day. After a short first-use cycle, 95% of plastic packaging material value, or USD 80–120 billion annually, is lost to the economy. A staggering 32% of plastic packaging escapes collection systems, generating significant economic costs by reducing the productivity of vital natural systems such as the ocean and clogging urban infrastructure. The cost of such after-use externalities for plastic packaging, plus the cost associated with greenhouse gas emissions from its production, is conservatively estimated at USD 40 billion annually – exceeding the plastic packaging industry’s profit pool. In future, these costs will have to be covered. In overcoming these drawbacks, an opportunity beckons: enhancing system effectiveness to achieve better economic and environmental outcomes while continuing to harness the many benefits of plastic packaging. 
     
    The ‘New Plastics Economy’ offers a new vision, aligned with the principles of the circular economy, to capture these opportunities. With an explicitly systemic and collaborative approach, the New Plastics Economy aims to overcome the limitations of today’s incremental improvements and fragmented initiatives, to create a shared sense of direction, to spark a wave of innovation and to move the plastics value chain into a positive spiral of value capture, stronger economics, and better environmental outcomes. This report outlines a fundamental rethink for plastic packaging and plastics in general; it offers a new approach with the potential to transform global plastic packaging materials flows and thereby usher in the New Plastics Economy.

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  • EMF - Reuse - Rethinking Packaging.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 13 June 2019

    Reuse - Rethinking Packaging
     
    Reusable packaging is a USD 10+ billion innovation opportunity that can deliver significant user and business benefits. Reuse models are sometimes considered burdensome or a thing of the past. However, innovative reuse models can unlock significant benefits, enabled by digital technologies and shifting user preferences. Such models can help deliver a superior user experience, customise products to individual needs, gather user insights, build brand loyalty, optimise operations, and save costs. 
     
    This work provides a framework to understand reuse, identifies six major benefits of reuse, and maps 69 reuse examples. Based on an evaluation of more than 100 initiatives and interviews with over 50 experts, it aims to inspire and help structure thinking. It provides a basic description of how different reuse models work as well as typical implementation challenges. It is not intended to be a detailed how-to implementation guide. 

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  • EMF - Circular consumer electronics: An initial exploration.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 23 April 2018

    Circular consumer electronics: An initial exploration
     
    This paper provides reflections on what a circular economy approach could look like for the consumer electronics industry. Built on insights from over 40 interviews with leading companies and researchers, the work is based on research supported by Google and undertaken by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2017. The paper focuses on smartphones, laptops, tablets, and smart home devices. It represents a first attempt at a vision for how electronics could fit within a circular economy, and actions by the industry to accelerate the transition.
     
    The transition to a circular economy presents clear opportunities for the consumer electronics industry, but there are still challenges to overcome. It is now time to decide how the new system will look and function, and exactly which steps we need to take to get there.
     

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  • EMF - Completing the picture: How the Circular Economy tackles climate change.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 23 September 2019

    Completing the picture: How the Circular Economy tackles climate change, V.1
     
    This report highlights the indispensable role that the circular economy plays in tackling the climate crisis. It aims to demonstrate how circular economy principles and strategies significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It sets out analysis on industry and the food system to illustrate how the circular economy transforms the way products are made and used, and how this transformation has the potential to reduce emissions. 
     
    It discusses initial findings indicating that the circular economy offers a unique potential to increase resilience to the physical effects of climate change, and aims to initiate a deeper exploration of the subject. Finally, setting clear priorities, the paper calls on governments,
    businesses, investors, and academia to integrate their efforts to respond to climate change with those to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. 

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  • Deutsche Bauchemie sets up 'Committee 7 Construction Sealants'.pdf

    Uploaded September 19, 2019

    At the initiative of member companies, Deutsche Bauchemie set up 'Committee 7 Construction Sealants'. The Expert Committee 7 cooperates closely with FEICA, as it deals with questions on the subject of sealants at a European level.

    #construction #sealants


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  • Description brochure - European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2019-2024.pdf

    Uploaded August 30, 2019
    This is the Report description and Table of Content of the European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2019-2024, prepared by Smithers on behalf of FEICA.
     
    The aim of this programme is to provide market statistics from an independent source which are updated at regular intervals. The analysis is based on primary research and consists of market knowledge obtained by direct interviews from the adhesives and sealants industry (formulators, raw material producers, equipment suppliers) and analysed by Smithers.
     
    The geographic scope of the study encompasses Europe, including Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) plus Turkey. The European region is split into 16 regional markets, which are analysed by market segment and product category.
     
    The study follows the harmonised FEICA-ASC-CATIA Adhesives and Sealants Classification Manual. Furthermore, the 200+ page report is structured in such a way as to facilitate international comparisons between Europe, NAFTA and the Asia-Pacific region. The markets of the latter two regions are analysed in separate companion reports offered by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC).
     
    The market size is defined for the year 2018 and a demand forecast for the period 2019-2024 is also provided. The statistical data are reported in tonnes and euro currency.

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  • FEICA in the news - Auf dem Weg zur Kreislaufwirtschaft.pdf

    Uploaded August 01, 2019
    Farbe und Lack, the German edition of the European Coatings Journal (ECJ), publishes their interview with FEICA in the magazine's August 2019 issue.
     
    In the interview 'Towards a circular economy', Dimitrios Soutzoukis, Regulatory Affairs Manager at FEICA, talks about how the adhesive and sealant industry continues to innovate to become more sustainable.

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  • Press Release | FEICA validates CURRENTA Test Method concerning free monomeric isocyanates in mixtures .pdf

    Uploaded June 25, 2019

    FEICA has signed off the Validation Report of the CURRENTA Test Method for the accurate measurement of very low contents of free monomeric isocyanate in mixtures.

    #testmethods


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