Adhesives and sealants are an essential component of innovative products, enabling many sustainable solutions. FEICA supports the efforts of the European Commission to develop a comprehensive regulatory framework for the registration of polymers under the REACH Regulation that will help to protect human health and the environment, without losing the competitiveness and innovativeness of the European industry.
Registration of polymers should be foreseen only when a risk to human health and the environment has been proven. FEICA therefore suggests the development of risk-based mechanisms to assess exposure of both human beings and the environment.
Criteria to define polymers requiring registration should be clear, scientifically sound and globally harmonised. Exemptions and reduced registration requirements, in applicable cases, should be considered by the legislator. FEICA and its members have shared their comments to the Wood/PFA with the European Commission.