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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


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  • FEICA Polymeric Precursors.pdf

    Uploaded November 10, 2021

    Polymeric Precursors Exemption

    Within the context of the registration of polymers, a potential exemption for polymeric precursors is under consideration. The European Commission is proposing an exemption for polymeric precursors handled like intermediates under REACH. Given the importance for the adhesive and sealant industry, FEICA published a presentation explaining the difference between polymeric precursors and intermediates, and the benefits of a full exemption for polymeric precursors.

    You can view the presentation here.

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K11-061


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  • FEICA CONNECT 46 - October 2021.pdf

    Uploaded November 09, 2021

    CONNECT 46 | October 2021

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


    - The FEICA 2021-2026 Market Report is out 

    - PU training platform launched 

    - New FEICA board elected

    - Save the Date for FEICA 2022 

    - FEICA-commissioned study on the safety of packaging hotmelts 

    - Slovenian presidency of the EU Council publishes FEICA papers

    - New AFICAM Working Group

    - of FEICA Model-EPDs extended

    - Defining a system for the notification of polymers

    - Mixture Assessment Factor explained in eight languages

    - FEICA response to the public consultation for the simplification and digitalisation of labelling

    - News and views

    - FEICA speaks at conferences around the globe

    - Member Portrait: ASEFCA

    - DUCC celebrates its 20th Anniversary (2001-2021)

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K11-061


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  • FEICA input to ECHA call for evidence on MCCP.pdf

    Uploaded November 08, 2021

    MCCP - ECHA 2nd Call for Evidence for Restriction Proposal

    FEICA has provided input to the 1st ECHA call for evidence -CfE- (December 2020) to support the preparation of an SVHC Annex XV report on Alkanes, C14-17, chloro (MCCPs); input included FEICA Fact Sheets and previously conducted Test Reports.

    In March 2021, FEICA also provided input to the United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) proposal to nominate C14-17 ≥ 45%Cl (MCCP) to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) global Stockholm Convention list on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

    At the second CfE on the planned restriction regulation on MCCP, FEICA has resubmitted the same set of data we shared on the first CfE.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-K11-059

    #OCF #SVHC

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  • Position Paper on Essential Uses.pdf

    Uploaded November 05, 2021

    Essential Use Concept - Position Paper on its Scope of Application

    FEICA, partner of the Essential Use Concept Alliance, has co-signed this position paper together with 30 other associations in the chemical value chain supporting the debate on Essential Use. In this paper, the Alliance points to the importance of regulatory efficiency and overall sustainability by carefully considering its scope of applicability. 

    Publication ref.: COS-EX-K08-044


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  • PressRelease: European adhesives and sealants market 2021-2026.pdf

    Uploaded November 04, 2021

    FEICA market study ‘The European Adhesives and Sealants Market’ is available!

    The 2021-2026 Market report is the seventh edition of FEICA’s market study titled ‘The European Adhesives and Sealants Market’ and prepared by Smithers on behalf of FEICA.

    Publication ref.: FPR-EX-K11-058


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  • Description Brochure FEICA Market Report 2021-2026.pdf

    Uploaded November 04, 2021

    Description Brochure: The European adhesives and sealants market 2021-2026

    The 2021-2026 Market report is the seventh edition of FEICA’s market study titled ‘The European Adhesives and Sealants Market’ and prepared by Smithers on behalf of FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry.

    Because of the impact on the EU market of the COVID-19 pandemic, FEICA commissioned this latest edition in 2021. The market is defined for the year 2020 and a demand forecast for the period 2021-2026 is also provided. The statistical data are reported in tonnes and euro currency.

    This Description Brochure is for reference only and intended to provide prospective buyers an idea of the actual contents of the full and regional reports.

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K10-055-B


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  • Order Form FEICA Market Report 2021-2026.pdf

    Uploaded November 04, 2021

    Order Form: European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2021-2026

    This is the order form of the European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2021-2026, prepared by Smithers on behalf of FEICA.

    To submit your order, please send the duly filled in and signed form to

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K10-055-A


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  • The ‘Essential Use’ Concept.pdf

    For members Uploaded October 29, 2021

    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


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