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  • FEICA SNAPSHOT - December 2023, Issue 19.pdf

    For members Uploaded December 05, 2023

    FEICA SNAPSHOT - Issue 19

    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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  • Adhesives in the regulation of end-of-life vehicles.pdf

    Uploaded December 04, 2023

    In July 2023, the EC published a proposal for a regulation on circularity requirements for vehicle design and end-of-life vehicles (‘ELV regulation proposal’, document COM(2023)451).

    FEICA argues that: 
    • the explicit and generalised mention of adhesives as an impediment to the dismantling and recycling in the ELV regulation proposal is inaccurate, as adhesives can allow for and even enable successful dismantling and recycling.

    • the current wording constitutes an uneven playing field as other materials and bonding technologies which may prevent dismantling and/or recycling are not mentioned.

    • the mention of specific materials or technologies which are to be considered in the circular design strategies and in fee modulation for vehicles should be provided, if at all, in secondary legislation or guidance only.

    • any mention of specific materials or bonding technologies should be sufficiently specific and reflective of the existing practices, successes and limitations of end-of-life vehicle dismantling and recycling. 

    Publication ref.:POP-EX-M12-059

    #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment

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  • FEICA co-signs Silicones Europe letter regarding intended POP nomination of D4, D5, D6.pdf

    Uploaded December 03, 2023

    Industry shares with the European Commission its reservations regarding the intention to nominate D4, D5 and D6 as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention

    The nomination of D4, D5 and D6 as POPs put at risk their intermediate use to produce silicone polymers, as well as many applications of silicone polymers. Please also see Annex A and Annex B (POP nomination of D4, D5, D6).
    Publication ref.: COS-EX-M11-058

    #REACH #polymers

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  • Adhesives in the Context of Paper and Cardboard Recycling – State of Play.png

    Uploaded November 29, 2023


    FEICA in the news: ASI (Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine) publishes FEICA column 'Adhesives in the Context of Paper and Cardboard Recycling – State of Play'  (November 2023).

    As we create design guidelines for fiber-based products, the role of adhesives must be considered. Fiber-based products, in particular paper and cardboard, play an important part in the packaging and printing industries. In addition, their bio-based origin and high recycling rates provide tangible sustainability benefits.

    See all ASI columns 'European Perspectives'.

    #press #paper&packaging #sustainabledevelopment #circulareconomy

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  • FEICA Electronics Webinar 23 November 2023.pdf

    Uploaded November 23, 2023

    FEICA Webinar - Adhesives and sealants' unique properties in electronics under the EU Ecodesign Regulation

    During this webinar, the different aspects of adhesives and sealants in the electronics sector were discussed, and their unique properties and the integral role they play in contributing to the principles of the circular economy were showcased.

    In case you missed the webinar, we have listed the key takeaways here:

    - With regard to Ecodesign requirements of adhesives and sealants, often the focus is on their weaknesses for recycling, although they contribute massively to the material and resource efficiency and reliability of electrical and electronic devices. The webinar presented the unique possibilities of adhesives and sealants to integrate functionality while enhancing slim design and durability

    - State-of-the-art adhesives are being used in electronic products, that allow debonding for the sustainable transition. During the webinar different debonding techniques were presented as well as ways adhesives can be applied for targeted debonding

    - Unlocking the potential of the circular economy of reversible bonding requires optimal cooperation and coordination along the value chain including alignment of incentives

    The presentation slides and recording are now available:

    - View/download the presentation slides HERE

    - View the webinar recording HERE

    #events #circulareconomy #electronics

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  • CONNECT Issue 54.pdf

    Uploaded October 27, 2023

    CONNECT Issue 54 (November 2023) published

    CONNECT is the quarterly newsletter for FEICA members and stakeholders of the adhesive and sealant industry.


    - Register for the FEICA Webinar 'Adhesives and sealants' unique properties in electronics under the EU Ecodesign Regulation' 

    - The 2023-2028 European Adhesives & Sealants Market

    - FEICA 2023 - The FEICA Seminar and General Assembly

    - Update on the REACH revision

    - 25 Good Practice Stories published

    - Read about the upcoming FEICA Report on laminating adhesives

    - 29 September is henceforth International A&S Day

    - Member Portraits: Dow & BASF

    - The 2023 Adhesion Innovation Award: top entries

    #press #CONNECT

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  • Press Release: 29 September 2023 is International Adhesive & Sealant Day.pdf

    Uploaded September 28, 2023

    Press Release:  29 September 2023 is International Adhesive & Sealant Day

    #ThinkSustainabilityThinkAdhesives #ThinkSustainabilityThinkSealants

    International Adhesive & Sealant Day was globally recognised at the 2022 World Adhesive and Sealant Conference to be celebrated each year on 29 September. It is an ideal opportunity to highlight how our industry’s products are crucial in a modern world and help create a more sustainable society.

    #association #press

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  • FEICA 2023 Seminar Presentation: Status report on FEICA advocacy.pdf

    For members Uploaded September 20, 2023

    FEICA Members Seminar Presentation – FEICA Conference – 13 September 2023

    Status report on FEICA advocacy

    by Mr @Peter Boris Schmitt, Chair of the FEICA European Advocacy Group, Henkel

    Kindly note that the Seminar presentations are reserved for FEICA member companies, national associations and their member companies only, and not for distribution.

    #association #FEICA2023

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