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  • FEICA input after third CASG polymers meeting.pdf

    Uploaded April 26, 2021

    FEICA input after third CASG polymers meeting

    During the third CASG polymers meeting held on the 19 March 2021, the European Commission presented the document named ‘An initial thought starter on REACH information requirements for Unique Polymers Requiring Registration (PRR)’.

    After reviewing the document and in line with the discussions held during the third CASG meeting, FEICA PRR TF drafted a paper to respond to the Commission 'thought starter'. Paper also submitted to the CARACAL subgroup and available on the FEICA public website.

    #REACH 


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  • A safe future for polyurethane (PU) products.pdf

    Uploaded April 22, 2021

    A new restriction on diisocyanates

    On 4 August 2020, a new restriction on diisocyanates was adopted by the European authorities under REACH. It targets respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanates. All professional and industrial users of products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1% will need to be trained and certified by 24 August 2023 in how to handle products containing diisocyanates safely. 

    The FEICA Technical Working Group PU Restriction created an updated leaflet explaining what the restriction means exactly, how the required training is developing and what the implementation of the timeline is exactly.

    More information is available at https://www.feica.eu/our-priorities/safe-use-diisocyanates

    #diisocyanates #REACH


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  • Afera and FEICA to step up collaboration.pdf

    Uploaded April 20, 2021

    Afera and FEICA to step up collaboration

    The associations will cooperate more closely on key issues of overlapping interest, such as the European Green Deal and other regulatory affairs, for the benefit of the entire industry.

    #association #circulareconomy


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  • FEICA SNAPSHOT - November 2020, Issue 13.pdf

    For members Uploaded April 19, 2021

    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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  • FEICA Webinar Use Maps Presentation Slides.pdf

    Uploaded April 15, 2021

    Presentation slides of the FEICA webinar on implementing sector use maps - 15 April 2021

    Key takeaways:

    • Use maps play a key role in supply chain communication and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) encourages their implementation

    • FEICA use maps cover the majority of typical uses for sealants and adhesives in industrial and professional as well as consumer settings

    • Using ECHA’s CHEmical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (CHESAR) to implement FEICA use maps saves time for registrants

    • The improvements derived from the implementation of use maps will only be noticeable when applied to a majority of raw materials used in adhesives and sealants

    #exposurescenarios #REACH


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  • Terminology and definitions to be used in the context of plastic packaging recycling_V2.pdf

    Uploaded April 15, 2021

    Terminology and definitions to be used in the context of plastic packaging recycling

    FEICA is aware of several different stakeholders publishing guidelines on plastic recycling, including requirements for adhesives in plastics recycling. Divergent terminology is used in these guidance papers, and this terminology also often differs from what is used in the adhesives industry and by users of adhesives. This Position Paper aims to assist stakeholders in furthering a common understanding of adhesives and the requirements that are important for adhesives in plastic recycling. A common language and technically sound definitions will help to ensure a better understanding amongst stakeholders and an easier exchange of expertise.

    #paper&packaging #foodcontact


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  • FEICA Use Map Guidance.pdf

    Uploaded April 13, 2021

    FEICA Use Map Guidance

    The REACH Regulation EC 1907/2006 requires to include with the registration of substances, a chemical safety assessment on the whole life cycle of a chemical. The result of such an assessment is communicated downstream via exposure scenarios (ES) attached to the safety data sheet (SDS) of the substance. Downstream users such as formulators or users of adhesives and sealants are required to take this information on safe use into account in their own documents and adjust their own use conditions accordingly. To assist this process, several downstream user associations under the umbrella of DUCC (Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group), have summarised their typical uses by including state-of-the-art use conditions of main applications in so-called use maps. 

    This guidance is not intended to describe the full use map concept but rather the specifics of applying the FEICA use map. More information on the safe use of mixtures is available via the FEICA public website.

    #exposurescenarios #REACH


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  • Brexit update.pdf

    Uploaded April 12, 2021

    Brexit update

    In our previous briefing paper, we examined the potential outcomes of the UK leaving the EU with and without a deal. A “no deal” scenario was avoided and the UK left the EU with a signed withdrawal agreement. We’d like to take the opportunity to update you with our current understanding of the implications of these developments on our industry.

    #REACH


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  • FEICA Media Kit 2021.pdf

    Uploaded March 23, 2021

    FEICA is dedicated to engaging with all relevant stakeholders in the adhesive and sealant industry and uses a broad range of useful information resources and platforms to help keep its members and the industry updated on key industry developments and the environment in which it operates. For advertisers seeking to publicise product innovations or business developments, FEICA offers effective digital channels for delivering messages and promotions to the adhesive and sealant community.

    #association


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  • Presentation slides FEICA webinar - Testing project on hotmelts for food packaging.pdf

    Uploaded March 17, 2021

    Presentation slides of the FEICA webinar 'Testing project on hotmelts for food packaging' - 17 March 2021

    Below are the webinar takeaways :

    • Typical hotmelts for food packaging do not contain mineral oil 

    • The FEICA testing project could demonstrate the safety of representative hotmelts for food contact materials

    • A correlation can be established between extraction, simulation and testing on real foodstuff when simulation will predict real migration with a safety margin

    #foodcontact #paper&packaging #MOSH #MOAH #mineraloil


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