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  • Adhesives and sealants sustainability role in construction.pdf

    Uploaded June 28, 2022

    FEICA report '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


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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

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

    This guidance, provided 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 mineral oil hydrocarbon 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 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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  • 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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  • Adhesives and sealants’ key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem.pdf

    Uploaded May 23, 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 will be made available for FEICA members soon, so watch this space!

    #construction #sustainabledevelopment

    Publication ref.: RAM-EX-L05-030


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