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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.


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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.


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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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  • ALMA - Press Release February 2021.pdf

    Uploaded March 10, 2021

    ALMA Press Release 24 February 2021

    In order to improve the efficiency and driving range of electric vehicles, the weight of the global vehicle must be reduced. In addition, increasing environmental awareness and forthcoming stricter regulations demand the adoption of circular economy principles across the entire vehicle life cycle.

    The EU therefore approved the ALMA project (Advanced Light MAterials and Processes for the Eco-Design of Electric Vehicles). The project, of which FEICA has been a supporting partner, will be funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. Also see CORDIS for more information.

    #association #circulareconomy

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  • FEICA Letter of Support for the ALMA project.pdf

    Uploaded March 10, 2021

    The EU has approved the ALMA project (Advanced Light MAterials and Processes for the Eco-Design of Electric Vehicles). FEICA has been a Supporting Partner to help build their case.

    ALMA aims to improve the efficiency and driving range of electric vehicles by reducing the weight of the global vehicle structure. In addition, this 3-years project will also promote the adoption of circular economy principles from early stages across the entire vehicle life cycle. 

    #association #circulareconomy

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  • FEICA and EFCC suggested list of Interchangeable Component Group (ICG) names.pdf

    Uploaded March 10, 2021

    In order to contribute to the improvement of the Poison Centre Notification (PCN) format, FEICA and EFCC (European Federation of Construction Chemicals) provided the European Commission with a non-exhaustive list of Interchangeable Component Group (ICG) names in January 2020. The listed ICG names are available for use in the PCN format.


    An ICG consists of multiple similar components (fitting certain criteria), where each can be used interchangeably in a mixture without altering that mixture’s overall classification, hazard or emergency health response.


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  • Shortage of raw materials for the adhesives and sealants industry .pdf

    Uploaded March 09, 2021

    Shortage of raw materials - March 2021

    Plant shutdowns in Europe and the USA, as well as severely limited sea and land freight capacities, are affecting the availability of raw materials for the adhesives and sealants industry. 


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  • A safe future for polyurethane products (AFICAM - French).pdf

    Uploaded March 09, 2021

    A safe future for polyurethane products (AFICAM - French)

    As from 24 August 2023, training is required for all professional and industrial users of products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1%. Find out more details in the FEICA leaflet, available in 8 languages (English, German, French, Polish, Italian, Spanish,Slovenian and Dutch).

    #diisocyanates #hazardousproducts

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