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  • Adhesives and sealants sustainability role in construction.pdf

    Uploaded August 03, 2022

    Summary Report: Adhesives and sealants’ key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem

    Sustainability in the construction sector is receiving substantial attention in the European Union (EU) as a consequence of both the absolute scale of this sector and its share of materials usage and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Recent legislative initiatives, such as the EU Green Deal, cover the construction sector with specific provisions, addressing all levels from entire buildings to construction elements and to the materials used for their production and installation. The environmental performance of adhesives and sealants used in the construction sector is therefore of high interest. The full report is available for FEICA members here.

    #construction #sustainabledevelopment

    Publication ref.: RAM-EX-L05-030


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  • FEICA and Deutsche Bauchemie Detailed Statement on Commission Proposal for a Revision of the CPR.pdf

    Uploaded July 25, 2022

    Joint Statement of FEICA and Deutsche Bauchemie on the Proposal of the European Commission for a Revision of the Construction Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011)

    The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) plays a key role for the construction chemicals industry. The revision should overcome current problems in harmonised standardisation. It should further strengthen the European single market for construction products so that construction and renovation measures remain affordable and make an important contribution to the fight against climate change. To support the transformation to a greener and more digital construction sector, the environmental sustainability of construction products must be brought more into focus in the future CPR, whereby practicable provisions are important to ensure feasibility and cost efficiency.

    This document includes the FEICA and Deutsche Bauchemie joint detailed position on the European Commission's proposal.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L07-037

    #construction


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  • FEICA proposal to improve the protection of professional workers using the most harmful chemicals.pdf

    Uploaded July 14, 2022

    FEICA’s proposal to improve the protection of professional workers using the most harmful chemicals

    The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability commits the Commission to ‘extend to professional users under REACH the level of protection granted to consumers’.  We understand that the European Commission’s rationale behind the extension of the generic approach to risk management (GRA) to professional uses lies in a general observation that professional users ‘cannot control risks from the presence of the most harmful chemicals in products’ and that ‘professional users are exposed to those chemicals in products in their daily lives and not only occasionally as consumers, there may be even more need to protect them’. We strongly believe that these two statements cannot be generically applied to all professional users and/or all products used by professional users containing  ‘most harmful substances’.

    Below is FEICA’s proposal to improve the protection of professional workers using the most harmful chemicals. The proposal illustrates ways to improve the protection of professional workers other than generic substance bans without a risk assessment having been performed.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L07-040

    #hazardousproducts


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  • FEICA Support of REACH and the Green Deal .pdf

    Uploaded July 13, 2022

    FEICA in the news: ASI, the adhesives and sealants industry magazine, publishes FEICA article 'Support of REACH and the Green Deal' online in July 2022.

    In it, Kristel Ons, FEICA Secretary General, talks about the history of the association, plans for it's 50th anniversary, as well as the key issues on FEICA's agenda.

    #association #press


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  • FEICA Position Paper on the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).pdf

    Uploaded July 06, 2022

    FEICA Position Paper on the Commission Proposal for the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

    The paper outlines FEICA’s 6 Policy Recommendations for a thriving construction sector in the European Union. This feedback is also available directly from the EU website.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L06-036

    #construction


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  • Adhesives and sealants sustainability role in construction.pdf

    For members Uploaded June 28, 2022

    Complete FEICA study: 'Adhesives and sealants’ key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem'

    Recent legislative initiatives, such as the EU Green Deal, cover the construction sector with specific provisions, addressing all levels, from entire buildings to construction elements, and to the materials used for their production and installation. The environmental performance of adhesives and sealants used in the construction sector is therefore of high interest.

    FEICA commissioned an extensive analysis on the sustainability performance of adhesives and sealants. The analysis provides an overview of key aspects of sustainability related to adhesives and sealants in the construction sector, with consideration being given to such matters as energy efficiency and material efficiency.

    The full report 'Adhesives and sealants’ key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem' is now available for members. A summary of the report is also available on the FEICA public website via this link.

    Publication ref.: RAM-IN-L05-031

    #construction #sustainabledevelopment


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  • FEICA guidance regarding food contact of MOHs in adhesives.pdf

    Uploaded June 22, 2022

    Updated FEICA guidance for evaluating the food contact status of adhesives containing mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs).

    This guidance paper, published by the FEICA Paper & Packaging Working Group, aims at supporting adhesive producers and adhesive users in ensuring that the adhesive is safe in the intended application. It provides clarifications regarding assessing the risk of MOH migration from adhesives and, where testing is needed, performing the testing and evaluating the results. A decision tree is also included to help users evaluate adhesives for their intended application.

    Publication ref.: GUP-EX-L06-035

    #foodcontact #paper&packaging


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  • FEICA webinar presentation.pdf

    For members Uploaded June 17, 2022

    Webinar Presentation ‘Business impact of the REACH revision on the adhesives and sealants industry’ (FEICA Members only)

    On 17 June 2022, FEICA hosted a webinar on the opportunities and challenges linked to the European Commission’s Chemical Strategy for Sustainability in general and the revision of REACH in particular. Topics included the registration of polymers, the introduction of a mixture assessment factor, potential mandatory reporting requirements for downstream users, and the extension of the generic approach to risk assessment.

    The presentation slides and recording are both available on the FEICA Extranet.

    #REACH


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  • FEICA CONNECT 48 - June 2022.pdf

    Uploaded June 14, 2022

    FEICA CONNECT 48 - June 2022

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

    IN THIS ISSUE:

    - Adhesives & sealants (A&S) in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem

    - Meet this year's innovators at the European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO 2022 

    - The FEICA 2022 BreakOut sessions and business Seminar 

    - FEICA Model EPDs updated 

    - Business impact of the REACH revision on the A&S industry 

    - FEICA signs Joint Industry Letter on Single Market Distortions 

    - FEICA papers and information on the Registration of Polymers 

    - FEICA is hiring! 

    - FEICA presents at the WAC 2022 

    - Our 50th anniversary celebrations 

    - Member Portraits: IVK & IMCD

    - New Members: Isochem Kautschuk & Omya 

    Publication ref.: FNL-EX-L06-034

    #CONNECT #FEICA50 #events #FEICA2022


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

    For members Uploaded June 13, 2022

    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

    #REACH #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment


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