Partner publications

  • Adhesives and Sealants in Support of the European Green Deal.pdf

    Uploaded May 23, 2020

    ASI, the Adhesives & Sealants Industry Journal, publishes FEICA article “Adhesives and Sealants in Support of the European Green Deal” in their May/June 2020 issue. The article is based on the message recently developed by the FEICA Advocacy Group. 

    #association #circulareconomy #sustainabledevelopment


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  • EU construction declaration COVID19.pdf

    For members Uploaded March 30, 2020

    The European construction sector calls for urgent measures to protect workers’ health, support economic activity and accelerate the recovery under COVID-19


    FEICA, as part of Construction Products Europe (CPE), participated in the call upon public authorities to take into account the scale of the disruptions to the construction supply chain and sector. Among others, the European signatory associations ask that tailor-made health and safety measures are put in place for the sector to prevent the foreseen economic downturn from becoming a meltdown of historic proportions with far-reaching social consequences.

    #construction


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  • A new Industrial Strategy for a globally competitive green and digital Europe.pdf

    Uploaded March 12, 2020

    The European Commission published their Press Release on their New Industrial Strategy for Europe on 10 March 2020.

    #circulareconomy 


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  • Press Release Industry4Europe EU-Industrial-Strategy 11032020.pdf

    Uploaded March 12, 2020

    Industry4Europe, a coalition of 154 industry Associations including FEICA, published a Press Release following the much anticipated New Industrial Strategy for Europe. 

    The European Commission recognises industry to be 'central to Europe’s future progress and prosperity' and announced a comprehensive set of measures aimed at “maintaining European industry’s global competitiveness and a level playing field, at home and globally, making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 and shaping Europe’s digital future”.

    Launched three years ago, the Industry4Europe coalition has consistently called on the European Institutions to develop an ambitious EU industrial strategy that helps Europe remain a hub for a leading, smart, innovative and sustainable industry, and that provides quality jobs and benefits all Europeans and future generations. Last November, the Coalition published the Joint Paper 'A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’.

    The sector Associations of the Coalition will now carefully review and assess all individual measures proposed by the European Commission. In the Press Release, Industry4Europe thanks the Commission for its hard work and for identifying the main pillars of the Industrial Strategy 'that echo those recommended by the Coalition'.

    #association


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  • A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action.pdf

    Uploaded March 03, 2020

    A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action

    In November 2019, FEICA co-signed the Industry4Europe Joint Paper calling for an ambitious EU industrial strategy.

    Industry4Europe is a coalition of 149 sector associations and represents the diversity of the EU’s industrial base. The European Commission will publish its Industrial Strategy in a fortnight and we are counting on the fact that the Joint Paper will be taken into consideration.

    We will keep you updated on any new developments via the usual channels.

    #association


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  • Interview: The European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2019-2024.pdf

    Uploaded February 04, 2020

    European Coatings Journal (ECJ), issue 2/2020: The European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2019-2024

    In the interview, published by ECJ, FEICA explains that further growth of the adhesives and sealants market will be driven by four key areas, as illustrated in-depth in the latest FEICA Market Report.

    #reports


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  • A long-term Strategy for Europe's Industrial Future.pdf

    Uploaded February 04, 2020

    This is the Joint Paper published by Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector associations (including FEICA), representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base. The paper, titled ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’, presents concrete industrial policy proposals in seven priority fields; business-friendly policy environment, sustainability at business core, upgraded skills and training, enhanced research and innovation, investment and improved access to finance, reinforcement of the European Single Market and strengthened trade and international market access. 

    #association #sustainabledevelopment


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  • EMF- Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an accelerated transition.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2 December 2015

    Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an accelerated transition
     
    Today’s linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model, which relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, has been at the heart of industrial development and has generated an unprecedented level of growth. 
     
    Yet increased price volatility, supply chain risks, and growing pressures on resources have alerted business leaders and policy makers to the necessity of rethinking materials and energy use – the time is right, many argue, to take advantage of the potential benefits of a circular economy.
     
    A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. This new economic model seeks to ultimately decouple global economic development from finite resource consumption. A circular economy addresses mounting resource-related challenges for business and economies, and could generate growth, create jobs, and reduce environmental impacts, including carbon emissions. As the call for a new economic model based on systems-thinking grows louder, an unprecedented favourable alignment of technological and social factors today can enable the transition to a circular economy.

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  • EMF - The New Plastic Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics & catalysing action.pdf

    Uploaded October 10, 2019

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 13 December 2017

    The New Plastic Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics & catalysing action
     
    Plastics have become the ubiquitous workhorse material of the modern economy – combining unrivalled functional properties with low cost. Their use has increased twenty-fold in the past half-century and is expected to double again in the next 20 years. Today nearly everyone, everywhere, every day comes into contact with plastics – especially plastic packaging, the focus of this report. While delivering many benefits, the current plastics economy has drawbacks that are becoming more apparent by the day. After a short first-use cycle, 95% of plastic packaging material value, or USD 80–120 billion annually, is lost to the economy. A staggering 32% of plastic packaging escapes collection systems, generating significant economic costs by reducing the productivity of vital natural systems such as the ocean and clogging urban infrastructure. The cost of such after-use externalities for plastic packaging, plus the cost associated with greenhouse gas emissions from its production, is conservatively estimated at USD 40 billion annually – exceeding the plastic packaging industry’s profit pool. In future, these costs will have to be covered. In overcoming these drawbacks, an opportunity beckons: enhancing system effectiveness to achieve better economic and environmental outcomes while continuing to harness the many benefits of plastic packaging. 
     
    The ‘New Plastics Economy’ offers a new vision, aligned with the principles of the circular economy, to capture these opportunities. With an explicitly systemic and collaborative approach, the New Plastics Economy aims to overcome the limitations of today’s incremental improvements and fragmented initiatives, to create a shared sense of direction, to spark a wave of innovation and to move the plastics value chain into a positive spiral of value capture, stronger economics, and better environmental outcomes. This report outlines a fundamental rethink for plastic packaging and plastics in general; it offers a new approach with the potential to transform global plastic packaging materials flows and thereby usher in the New Plastics Economy.

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