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  • Safe and sustainable-by-design chemicals.pdf

    For members Uploaded December 02, 2021

    Safe and sustainable-by-design chemicals

    The European Commission is pushing for a shift towards chemicals, materials and products that are inherently safe and sustainable, from production to end of life. Included is a commitment for the European Commission to develop criteria on safe and sustainable-by-design chemicals and materials by 2022, while already providing a working definition of the concept in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability.

    This publication offers background information with regards to ‘safe and sustainable-by-design’ chemicals, FEICA’s view and the next steps. Specific topics covered include the relevance for adhesives and sealants, the proposal and timeline of the European Commission and current intelligence regarding this topic.

    Publication ref.: RAM-IN-K11-065

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  • Adhesives under the scope of the EU SUP Directive.pdf

    Uploaded November 29, 2021

    Adhesives under the scope of the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive (EU) 2019/904

    Because the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive is a directive (rather than a regulation), EU member states were required to transpose the directive into national law. In this process, the questions arose whether adhesives, which are typically polymers, should be considered a ‘plastic’ and whether the application of adhesives to an otherwise non-plastic product will convert that product into a plastic one.

    The EU Commission published guidelines on the SUP Directive. With the publication of these guidelines, the status of adhesives can now be answered directly from the source texts. Thus the guidelines clarify further that adhesives are excluded from the scope of the Directive and not considered to fall under the definition of plastic.

    This FEICA publication assists the industry stakeholders in communication with customers and help them to answer questions.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K09-046


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  • Joint Statement on the 2nd meeting of the High-Level roundtable on enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation.pdf

    Uploaded November 25, 2021

    FEICA co-signs 'Joint Statement on the 2nd meeting of the High-Level roundtable on enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation'

    Enforcement of EU chemicals safety and environmental legislation will play a central role in implementing the European Green Deal agenda and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS). This statement emphasises that no matter how ambitious the legislation is on paper, it will never fulfil the level of protection of consumers and workers it has set out to offer, if not properly enforced.

    Publication ref.: COS-EX-K11-066


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  • Defining a reasonable, safe and efficient system for the notification of polymers.pdf

    Uploaded November 17, 2021

    Defining a system for the notification of polymers

    The European Commission is working to extend registration requirements for polymers, currently exempted from registration under EU REACH. The Commission is considering requesting industry to notify of certain polymers’ information. This FEICA leaflet explains why the notification of polymers should be limited to a concise dataset and analytical or test data should not be required at the notification stage.

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K10-052


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  • The 'one substance, one assessment' approach.pdf

    For members Uploaded November 17, 2021

    The ‘one substance, one assessment’ approach

    The current legal framework for chemicals’ risk assessment is extremely complex. Through the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, the Commission introduced the idea of the ‘one substance, one assessment’ process as a way to ensure that the initiation and priority setting of the safety assessments would be done in a co-ordinated, transparent and, to the extent possible, synchronised manner, taking into account the specificities of each sector.

    FEICA believes that risk management measures should not be a one-fits-all approach, as it would result in unjustified bans by declaring a product unsafe due to the lack of a specific risk assessment targeted to the respective application.

    This publication offers background information and FEICA’s view with regards to the concept of ‘one substance, one assessment’.

    Publication ref.: RAM-IN-K11-060


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  • FEICA response after the 5th CARACAL Polymers meeting.pdf

    Uploaded November 15, 2021

    FEICA response after the 5th CARACAL Polymers meeting

    The European Commission is working on a proposal to extend registration requirements to polymers (currently exempted) under REACH. The FEICA polymers task force is very active on the topic, being represented in the CARACAL polymers subgroup (CASG polymers) with two seats.

    This paper includes FEICA’s comments from the 5th CASG polymers meeting which was held on 20 October 2021. It discusses the polyesters exemption, the definition of polymers of low concern, the polymeric precursors exemption, the grouping of polymers and the notification of polymers.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K11-062


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  • FEICA Polymeric Precursors.pdf

    Uploaded November 10, 2021

    Polymeric Precursors Exemption

    Within the context of the registration of polymers, a potential exemption for polymeric precursors is under consideration. The European Commission is proposing an exemption for polymeric precursors handled like intermediates under REACH. Given the importance for the adhesive and sealant industry, FEICA published a presentation explaining the difference between polymeric precursors and intermediates, and the benefits of a full exemption for polymeric precursors.

    You can view the presentation here.

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K11-061


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  • FEICA CONNECT 46 - October 2021.pdf

    Uploaded November 09, 2021

    CONNECT 46 | October 2021

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


    - The FEICA 2021-2026 Market Report is out 

    - PU training platform launched 

    - New FEICA board elected

    - Save the Date for FEICA 2022 

    - FEICA-commissioned study on the safety of packaging hotmelts 

    - Slovenian presidency of the EU Council publishes FEICA papers

    - New AFICAM Working Group

    - of FEICA Model-EPDs extended

    - Defining a system for the notification of polymers

    - Mixture Assessment Factor explained in eight languages

    - FEICA response to the public consultation for the simplification and digitalisation of labelling

    - News and views

    - FEICA speaks at conferences around the globe

    - Member Portrait: ASEFCA

    - DUCC celebrates its 20th Anniversary (2001-2021)

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K11-061


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  • FEICA input to ECHA call for evidence on MCCP.pdf

    Uploaded November 08, 2021

    MCCP - ECHA 2nd Call for Evidence for Restriction Proposal

    FEICA has provided input to the 1st ECHA call for evidence -CfE- (December 2020) to support the preparation of an SVHC Annex XV report on Alkanes, C14-17, chloro (MCCPs); input included FEICA Fact Sheets and previously conducted Test Reports.

    In March 2021, FEICA also provided input to the United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) proposal to nominate C14-17 ≥ 45%Cl (MCCP) to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) global Stockholm Convention list on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

    At the second CfE on the planned restriction regulation on MCCP, FEICA has resubmitted the same set of data we shared on the first CfE.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K11-059

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