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  • FEICA Briefing on Currenta test method.pdf

    For members Uploaded December 20, 2021

    Updated FEICA Briefing paper on CURRENTA Test Method

    FEICA Briefing paper on the validated Test Method for the accurate measuring of very low contents (0.01% - 0.15%) of free monomeric isocyanates in mixtures.

    FEICA member companies benefit from a discount under the FEICA license.

    This paper includes updated pricing and contact information.

    Publication ref.: RAM-IN-K12-055

    #testmethods #diisocyanates

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  • FEICA SNAPSHOT - December 2021, Issue 15.pdf

    For members Uploaded December 16, 2021

    FEICA SNAPSHOT - Issue 15

    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 impact assessment on the EU PLC definition and the definition of polymeric precursors.pdf

    Uploaded December 14, 2021

    FEICA impact assessment on the EU polymers of low concern (PLC) definition and the definition of polymeric precursors

    The fifth CARACAL Subgroup polymers meeting was held on 20 October 2021. FEICA submitted some initial comments after the CASG meeting. In this FEICA paper, we share additional figures from members on the impact of certain measures before the 6th CASG meeting.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K12-054

    #REACH #polymers

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  • FEICA Statutes & By-laws 2021.pdf

    Uploaded December 13, 2021

    The FEICA Statutes and By-laws

    The FEICA Constitution (Statutes) and by-laws were first published in Belgium on 26 October 2006. The latest modification was approved at the Extraordinary General Assembly in May 2021.

    In 1972, FEICA (Fédération Européenne des Industries de Colles et Adhésifs) was formally founded at the first General Assembly in Rome. Since then, FEICA has continued to grow and expand its areas of interest. Although for many years a federation of national adhesive and sealants associations, in 2007 FEICA expanded the membership structure to include direct company members (DCMs) and associate company members (ACMs). 

    In April 2020, the FEICA secretariat and office was relocated near the premises of the European Chemical Council (CEFIC) in Brussels. This enables FEICA to be even more closely involved with the European Commission and other EU institutions, to build relationships with the chemical producer- and other chemical user associations, and advance the interests of the adhesive and sealant industry in general. FEICA will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary next year, in 2022.

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K09-049


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  • Terminology and definitions to be used in the context of adhesives in the recycling of packaging.pdf

    Uploaded December 03, 2021

    Updated terminology and definitions of adhesives in the recycling of packaging

    At the beginning of 2021, FEICA published a guide to align stakeholders on terminology and definitions to use for adhesives in plastic packaging recycling. This document has now been updated to include paper packaging also.

    Several different stakeholders publish guidelines on recycling, including requirements for adhesives in 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.

    In order to assist stakeholders in furthering a common understanding of adhesives and the requirements that are important for adhesives in recycling, FEICA has published this paper ‘Terminology and definitions to be used in the context of adhesives in the recycling of packaging’.

    A common language and technically sound definitions will help to ensure a better understanding amongst stakeholders and an easier exchange of expertise.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K11-064

    #paper&packaging #recycling

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  • Adhesives under the scope of the EU SUP Directive.pdf

    Uploaded November 29, 2021

    Adhesives under the scope of the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive (EU) 2019/904

    Because the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive is a directive (rather than a regulation), EU member states were required to transpose the directive into national law. In this process, the questions arose whether adhesives, which are typically polymers, should be considered a ‘plastic’ and whether the application of adhesives to an otherwise non-plastic product will convert that product into a plastic one.

    The EU Commission published guidelines on the SUP Directive. With the publication of these guidelines, the status of adhesives can now be answered directly from the source texts. Thus the guidelines clarify further that adhesives are excluded from the scope of the Directive and not considered to fall under the definition of plastic.

    This FEICA publication assists the industry stakeholders in communication with customers and helps them to answer questions.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K09-046


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  • Joint Statement on the 2nd meeting of the High-Level roundtable on enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation.pdf

    Uploaded November 25, 2021

    FEICA co-signs 'Joint Statement on the 2nd meeting of the High-Level roundtable on enforcement of EU Chemical Legislation'

    Enforcement of EU chemicals safety and environmental legislation will play a central role in implementing the European Green Deal agenda and the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS). This statement emphasises that no matter how ambitious the legislation is on paper, it will never fulfil the level of protection of consumers and workers it has set out to offer, if not properly enforced.

    Publication ref.: COS-EX-K11-066


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  • Defining a reasonable, safe and efficient system for the notification of polymers.pdf

    Uploaded November 17, 2021

    Defining a system for the notification of polymers

    The European Commission is working to extend registration requirements for polymers, currently exempted from registration under EU REACH. The Commission is considering requesting industry to notify of certain polymers’ information. This FEICA leaflet explains why the notification of polymers should be limited to a concise dataset and analytical or test data should not be required at the notification stage.

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K10-052

    #REACH #polymers

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  • FEICA response after the 5th CARACAL Polymers meeting.pdf

    Uploaded November 15, 2021

    FEICA response after the 5th CARACAL Polymers meeting

    The European Commission is working on a proposal to extend registration requirements to polymers (currently exempted) under REACH. The FEICA polymers task force is very active on the topic, being represented in the CARACAL polymers subgroup (CASG polymers) with two seats.

    This paper includes FEICA’s comments from the 5th CASG polymers meeting which was held on 20 October 2021. It discusses the polyesters exemption, the definition of polymers of low concern, the polymeric precursors exemption, the grouping of polymers and the notification of polymers.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K11-062

    #REACH #polymers

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