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  • Safe and sustainable-by-design chemicals.pdf

    For members Uploaded June 13, 2022

    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.

    #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment

    Publication ref.: RAM-IN-K11-065


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  • The ‘Essential Use’ Concept.pdf

    For members Uploaded June 13, 2022

    The ‘Essential Use’ Concept

    The ‘Essential Use’ Concept has been developed in the context of a global effort to regulate highly persistent substances in relation to their function in society. Its introduction could affect a myriad of substances, as it would allow a substance to be used only if critical to health and safety or critical for the functioning of society. It could bear substantial adjustment costs for the adhesives and sealants industry, forcing the sector to switch to alternative chemicals not necessarily providing the same technical performance.

    This publication offers background information with regards to the concept of ‘essential use’, FEICA’s view and the next steps.

    Publication ref.: RAM-IN-K10-056

    #REACH


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  • FEICA SNAPSHOT - May 2022, Issue 16.pdf

    For members Uploaded June 08, 2022

    FEICA SNAPSHOT - Issue 16

    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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  • Press Release: Adhesives and sealants play key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem.pdf

    Uploaded May 24, 2022

    Press Release: Adhesives and sealants play key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem

    FEICA hosts webinar providing an overview of the sustainability benefits of adhesives and sealants to the construction industry.

    Publication ref.: FPR-EX-L05-029

    #Press #construction #sustainabledevelopment


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  • FEICA Construction Webinar presentation.pdf

    Uploaded May 24, 2022

    Presentation of the FEICA webinar ‘Adhesives & sealants in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem’

    On 24 May 2022, FEICA hosted a webinar titled ‘Adhesives & sealants in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem’. 

    The key takeaways were:

    - The energy efficiency of buildings is a key element of a climate neutral European Union. Adhesives and sealants are integral to thermal insulation and decarbonised heating solutions.

    - Material efficiency addresses the (carbon) footprint embodied in construction materials themselves and the quantities of future demolition waste. Adhesives and sealants support weight reduction and the use of lower footprint construction materials. During the use phase of a building, adhesives and sealants facilitate maintenance, repair and renovation functions.

    - When construction elements or entire buildings reach their end-of-life, multiple approaches exist for reuse and recycling. With the right design, adhesives and sealants applications can enable circularity at the end-of-life. 

    You can download a summary of FEICA’s report 'Adhesives and sealants’ key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem'. The full report will be made available on the FEICA Extranet soon. You can watch the recording of the webinar here.

    #sustainabledevelopment #construction #events


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  • Final Joint Industry Letter on Single Market Distortions.pdf

    Uploaded May 19, 2022

    Joint Industry Letter on Single Market Distortions

    60 associations from the packaging value chain, including FEICA, issued a joint letter to call on the European Commission to create one single circular economy, not 27 separate ones, underpinned by an integrated Single Market.

    #circulareconomy


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  • FEICA proposal for a list of starting monomers for the polyesters exemption.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    FEICA Position Paper - FEICA proposal for a list of starting monomers for the polyesters exemption

    FEICA welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to keep an exemption for polyester polymers made from monomers on the EU list when polymers subject to registration requirements are defined. While FEICA considers the polyester exemption to be scientifically supported, we acknowledge that the list of starting monomers should be updated to eliminate hazardous monomers.

    This publication includes the FEICA proposal for a list as a starting point for the Commission and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to develop an EU list of authorised monomers.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L05-028

    #REACH #polymers


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  • Why strictly controlled conditions cannot be technically applied to polymeric precursors.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    FEICA Position Paper - Why strictly controlled conditions cannot be technically applied to polymeric precursors

    The European Commission proposed an exemption for polymeric precursors but only if they are handled as intermediates and strictly controlled conditions (SCC) are warranted along the supply chain. With this publication, FEICA would like to bring to the attention of the stakeholders why SCC cannot be applied to polymeric precursors used by downstream users.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L05-027

    #REACH #polymers


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  • Polymeric Precursors Examples.pdf

    Uploaded May 16, 2022

    Practical Application Examples to Demonstrate the Use of Polymeric Precursors

    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. This FEICA presentation provides 4 practical examples, demonstrating that polymeric precursors can be safely handled under adequately controlled conditions without causing harm to humans or the environment. The examples cover:

       1. One-Component Foam (OCF) - Industrial + Professional

       2. Direct Glazing (windshield bonding for cars) – Industrial + Professional

       3. Lamination of flexible substrates with reactive polyurethane (PU) adhesives – Industrial

       4. Liquid 2-component silicones for gasketing – Industrial

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-L03-016

    #REACH #polymers


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  • FEICA response to the REACH revision public consultation 15 April 2022.pdf

    Uploaded April 26, 2022

    FEICA response to the REACH revision public consultation

    FEICA submitted its responses to the questionnaire in the public consultation. Here are some additional comments.

    #REACH #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-L04-026


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