FEICA papers

  • The sequential implementation on substances not classified as hazardous.pdf

    Uploaded December 13, 2023

    The sequential implementation on substances not classified as hazardous

    Read the FEICA Position Paper on the proposal from the European commission to introduce restrictions for group substances. As shown, such restrictions can cover very large groups of substances and mixtures that were not classified as hazardous, and therefore, had no labelling or declaration obligations before.

    From the perspective of downstream users, restrictions on substances and mixtures that are not classified as hazardous require a sequential implementation process.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-M12-057

    #CLP #sustainabledevelopment


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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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  • Adhesives and Sealants, Enablers of a sustainable society.pdf

    Uploaded September 18, 2023

    Adhesives and Sealants, Enablers of a sustainable society

    FEICA publishes updated leflet showcasing the significance of the adhesives and sealants industry in terms of economic importance as well as enablers of a sustainable society.

    Publication ref.:FMI-EX-I08-021v2

    #circulareconomy


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  • Clarification of supplier duties under CLP Regulation.pdf

    Uploaded July 06, 2023

    Clarification of supplier duties under CLP Regulation

    Read here the FEICA position on the proposal of the EU Commission for an update of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 introducing in Article 30 a clarification of supplier duties. FEICA advocates for the exemption from the duty of updating labels of distributors who does not modify the product or the packaging they have in stock.

    #CLP

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-M03-041


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  • Adhesives in the context of paper and board recycling – state of play.pdf

    Uploaded June 19, 2023

    Adhesives in the context of paper and board recycling - state of play

    Fibre-based products, in particular paper and board, play an important part in packaging and printing industries. In addition, their biobased origin and high recycling rates provide tangible sustainability benefits. Many fibre-based product designs, in particular in the area of packaging, would not be possible without adhesives, which are used in, for example, corrugation, bag and box making and labelling.

    In this paper, the place of adhesives in paper recycling is outlined. Then, existing design guidelines for fibre-based products are viewed with regards to adhesives and the treatment of adhesives in test methods and assessment schemes is considered. FEICA’s recommendations on the way to approach adhesives in paper and fibre-based recycling are also presented.    

    Publication ref.: FPR-EX-M06-039

    #paper&packaging


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  • FEICA Guidance for evaluating the food contact status of adhesives containing mineral oil.pdf

    Uploaded May 24, 2023

    Updated FEICA guidance for evaluating the food contact status of adhesives containing mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs)

    This guidance paper, published 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 MOH 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 Guidance Paper 2023 - Migration testing of adhesives intended for food contact materials.pdf

    Uploaded May 11, 2023

    Migration testing of adhesives intended for food contact materials (2023)

    This is an update of the FEICA Guidance Paper 2016. This guidance paper forms part of a package on migration testing of non-plastic food contact materials developed by several sector associations from the packaging supply chain. 

    The document outlines the specific guidelines for conformity testing of adhesives as components of food contact materials.

    #foodcontact #paper&packaging

    Publication ref.: GUP-EX-F03-010_v2


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  • FEICA Webinar: Adhesives in Paper and Board Recycling.pdf

    Uploaded March 30, 2023

    FEICA Webinar Presentation - 30 March 2023

    During this webinar, titled ‘Adhesives in the context of paper and board recycling - state of play’, we discussed adhesive technologies, their chemistry and the steps adhesives take through the paper mill and repulping process. Our speakers also highlighted some points of importance regarding testing and evaluation methods to encourage both cooperation within the supply chain and future discussions with stakeholders.

    The webinar recording is also available via this link.

    #paper&packaging #events


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  • FEICA position on the CLP Revision.pdf

    Uploaded March 21, 2023

    FEICA position on the CLP Revision

    The European Commission has adopted a proposal to revise the Classification, Labelling, and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, confirming the ambitions laid out in the proposal’s inception impact assessment by including provisions aiming at better identifying and classifying hazardous chemicals, and improving communication on chemical hazards, including that by online suppliers.


    Revising the CLP means changing the foundation of one of the most comprehensive pieces of hazard communication legislation in the world, and it is important to consider sectorial implications. Please see FEICA's comments on certain points of the revision in this FEICA Position Paper on the CLP Revision.

    #CLP #classification&labelling

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-M03-011


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  • FEICA positions on Polymers Requiring Registration.pdf

    Uploaded March 21, 2023

    FEICA Positions on Polymers Requiring Registration (PRR)

    As part of the ambitions outlined in the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS), the European Commission is working on a proposal to register polymers under REACH.


    FEICA supports a regulatory framework for the registration of polymers under REACH that places equal weight on the protection of human health and the environment, and the competitiveness and innovation of the European Industry. To achieve this goal, FEICA considers it important that some points are taken into account, which it has outlined in this FEICA Position Paper on PRR.

    #REACH #PRR

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-M03-010


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