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  • Interview: The European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2019-2024.pdf

    Uploaded February 04, 2020

    European Coatings Journal (ECJ), issue 2/2020: The European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2019-2024

    In the interview, published by ECJ, FEICA explains that further growth of the adhesives and sealants market will be driven by four key areas, as illustrated in-depth in the latest FEICA Market Report.

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  • Comments on the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for amending Annex VIII of Regulation No 1272/2008 (Cement).pdf

    Uploaded February 04, 2020

    Comments on the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for amending Annex VIII of Regulation No 1272/2008, resulting from the EC workshop on workability with a cement proposal.

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  • CPI's feedback on limitation of Interchangeable Component Group (ICG) approach.pdf

    For members Uploaded February 04, 2020

    FEICA co-signed document on the Construction Products Industries' (CPI) feedback to the conclusions and remaining questions from the CASGATP meeting on 25 September 2019 concerning the European Commission’s proposal for amending Interchangeable Component Groups (ICGs) to Annex VIII of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

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  • OCF TM 1016 Spacer bar removal time of a self-curing PU foam.pdf

    Uploaded February 04, 2020

    FEICA’s OCF Technical Working Group has developed a new range of standard test methods that deliver realistic, reproducible results for One-Component Foam (OCF) products.

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  • A long-term Strategy for Europe's Industrial Future.pdf

    Uploaded February 04, 2020

    This is the Joint Paper published by Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector associations (including FEICA), representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base. The paper, titled ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’, presents concrete industrial policy proposals in seven priority fields; business-friendly policy environment, sustainability at business core, upgraded skills and training, enhanced research and innovation, investment and improved access to finance, reinforcement of the European Single Market and strengthened trade and international market access. 

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  • FEICA SNAPSHOT - November 2019, Issue 11.pdf

    For members Uploaded February 03, 2020

    FEICA SNAPSHOT - November 2019, Issue 11 - FEICA’s Regulatory Affairs report 

    This biannual newsletter aims to give you a ‘snapshot’ of the main topics and achievements that our technical groups believe are the most pertinent to share with you.

    #SNAPSHOT  #reports


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  • CLP Guidance at a Glance - Child Resistant Fastenings (CRF) 18/12/2019.pdf

    Uploaded January 31, 2020

    Industry Guidance at a Glance - Child Resistant Fastenings

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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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