FEICA papers

  • FEICA Webinar Laminating Adhesives Supporting Flexible Packaging Recycling.pdf

    Uploaded 24 Apr 2024

    Presentation Slides of the FEICA Webinar on Laminating Adhesives Supporting Flexible Packaging Recycling

    During this webinar, we discussed what laminating adhesives are, outlining their benefits, the ways they pass through the recycling processes, and the adhesive industry's activities to promote the continuous evolution of recyclable adhesive products. In case you missed the webinar, we have listed the key takeaways here:

    - Laminating adhesives are needed to create flexible packaging that is lightweight and environmentally efficient.

    - Flexible Packaging with laminating adhesives is being recycled and the adhesives industry is supporting existing and emerging technologies for new recycling paths, targeting a high-quality output material.

    - Knowledge is evolving; we are strongly committed to study, monitor and understand solutions and to cooperate with all actors in the supply chain.

    The webinar recording is also available and can be viewed HERE.


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  • Laminating Adhesives in the context of Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling.pdf

    Uploaded 18 Apr 2024

    FEICA Report on Laminating Adhesives in Flexible Plastic Packaging Recycling

    Flexible packaging offers lightweight and efficient protection for various products, ranging from food to consumer and industrial goods. Laminating adhesives are crucial in bonding both multi-material and mono-material flexible structures.

    Given the significance of packaging recycling, FEICA has published a report that provides the current state of play of how laminating adhesives are reflected in design-for-recycling guidelines, as well as in sortability and recyclability testing for flexible plastic packaging. For detailed insights, please consult the full report here.

    Publication ref.: RAM-EX-N03-005

    #paper&packaging #recycling

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  • Need of surfactants by the AS industry.pdf

    Uploaded 13 Mar 2024

    The need for surfactants by the adhesives and sealants industry

    Read the FEICA Position Paper on surfactants need to manufacturing processes involving the use of adhesive and selants. Surfactants are critical to many application such as water-borne and solvent-based adhesive, sealants and primer.

    Removal of surfactants from the market would result in unavailability of water-based adhesive and sealants too, impacting also all of those products that depends on the use of this technology. Sales of water-soluble polymer adhesives added up to a total 115,000 tonnes in 2023.

    Publication ref.: POP-EX-N02-003

    #adhesive #sealants #hazardousproducts

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  • Adhesives in Packaging Recycling FAQ.pdf

    Uploaded 06 Mar 2024

    FAQ on Adhesives in Packaging Recycling

    Given the significance of recycling within sustainable packaging practices, FEICA has compiled a list of frequently asked questions, offering additional insights on this subject and the role of adhesives in packaging recycling. The publication can be consulted here.

    Publication ref.: RAM-EX-N02-002

    #paper&packaging #recycling

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

    Uploaded 13 Dec 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 23 Nov 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 18 Sep 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


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  • Clarification of supplier duties under CLP Regulation.pdf

    Uploaded 06 Jul 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.


    Publication ref.: POP-EX-M03-041

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

    Uploaded 19 Jun 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


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

    Uploaded 24 May 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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