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FEICA 2024 Conference and EXPO                       FEICA Media Partners                                                   
FEICA Regulatory Desk FEICA Events 
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FEICA 2024 Conference and EXPO

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The FEICA European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO is only three months away. FEICA 2024 will take place from 11 to 13 September 2024 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands.

Over 700 industry leaders from all over the world are expected to attend and exchange ideas to build opportunities for long-term growth. FEICA 2024 is the perfect venue to connect with the value chain and discover innovations for sustainable business solutions.

The 2024 Conference theme is ‘Economic Resilience through Sustainable Solutions’ and will feature a high-level business forum, a master class on digitalisation and AI, 13 breakout sessions, and an exhibition area with 50 exhibitors.

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FEICA Seminar: A Business Perspective on Regulatory Challenges
Members-only | Wednesday, 11 Sep. 2024 | 13:30 – 16:30    

The FEICA Seminar explains how regulatory changes will affect business. It combines expert knowledge with practical advice. If you are a member of FEICA and work in management, business development, R&D or even regulatory affairs, this is the yearly seminar to attend. This year’s edition includes the following speakers and presentations.

Michael Frank, Chair of the FEICA Regulatory & Sustainability Board and Head of Innovation & Product Development Adhesive Technologies Consumer and Craftsmen at Henkel, will open the seminar that will include four presentations:

Kim Suetens, Chair of the FEICA Mixture Assessment Task Force and Vice Chair of the FEICA Substitution Planning and Polymers Task Force at Soudal, presents  ‘Guidance on Upcoming Labelling Changes (CLP)’. Kim’s update focusses on upcoming labelling changes under the CLP regulation.

Martin Gloeckner, Vice Chair of the FEICA PU Restriction and OELs Task Force at Deutsche Bauchemie, presents ‘Adapting to Change: The Impact of the New Construction Products Regulation’. This regulatory focus is important for the construction sector.

Alexandra Ross and Elizabeth Staab, leading the FEICA Paper & Packaging Working Group and the FEICA Sustainability & Recycling of Adhesives in Paper & Packaging Applications Task Force at H.B. Fuller, present  ‘Packaging Adhesives for Tomorrow’ to address topics related to the future and sustainability of packaging adhesives.

Peter Boris Schmitt, Chair of the FEICA PAC at Henkel, presents ‘Reputation Building of Adhesives and Sealants’. Peter’s insights provide strategies to enhance the public perception of adhesives and sealants.

Michael Frank concludes the seminar, reflecting on the insights shared and the value they bring to FEICA members.

For the full programme of the conference, visit


FEICA Tabletop exhibition
Wednesday, 11 Sep. 2024 | 15:00 – 18:00         

The FEICA 2024 EXPO is where the industry meets at the production-innovation intersection, allowing the value chain to connect face-to-face:

FEICA 2024 Exhibitors:
AGC Chemicals Europe Ltd | Agrana StarchAToro Silicones & Silanes| Bitoner Resin| Braskem | BYK-Chemie GmbH | Cargill | De Monchy International BV | Eastsun New Materials. Corp. Ltd. | Elementis | Ergon | Fenchem Biochemie | Fluid-Bag Ltd | HCI Wax Co., Ltd | Hinterwaldner Consulting / MKVS | Hoffmann Mineral GmbH | Holland Colours | Hywax | Imerys | Ingevity | JPB Industry | KEMI Pine Rosins Portugal S.A. | Keyser & Mackay KG | King Honor International Ltd. | Longstone Wax | Nitto Kasei Co., Ltd. | Nynas AB | Omya | PCC Rokita SA | Petroyag Lubricants | Poly-clip System GmbH & Co. KG | REXtac Adhesives and Polymers/D-REX Polymers | Risun Polymer | Shandong QL New Materials Co.,Ltd | TotalEnergies Fluids | Turello s.r.l. | UTH | Valtris Specialty Chemicals | Vermee-Individualised Packaging Technology | Weber & Schaer GmbH & Co. KG.     

For more info on how to book your EXPO Table, click here or contact Marion Krämer at marion.kraemer[at]     


The Business Forum         
Thursday, 12 Sep. 2024 | 08:30 –  12:00

At the FEICA 2024 Business Forum, experts discuss 'Economic Resilience through Sustainable Solutions'. Moderator Anne De Baetzelier and the keynote speakers explore how the industry can cope with change, focussing on decarbonization, circularity and inclusion.

08:30 - Opening of the Business Forum by Eric Dehasque, FEICA President

8:40 - Thriving in the Never Normal by Peter Hinssen, nexxworks

9:30 - Decarbonisation, circularity and inclusion as the driving forces to a positive economy by Isabelle Kocher de Leyritz, Co-founder, Chairperson and CEO of Blunomy, frm., CEO of ENGIE Group

10:45 - Sustainability, business transformation and economic resilience by Tina Teucher, Sustainability and CSR Expert

11:25 - Design for Disassembly – Driving Sustainability and Economic Resilience in the Textile Industry by Dr Rawaa Ammar, Chief Sustainability & Impact Officer, Resortecs

12:00 - Business Forum Panel Discussion

For the full programme of the conference, visit


FEICA 2024 Conference Breakout Sessions  
Thursday, 12 Sep. 2024 | 14:00 – 17:30         

At the FEICA Conference Breakout Sessions, industry leaders learn about new technologies and holistic approaches for a more sustainable and robust industry. The following breakout sessions show how innovations align with EU goals and bring business benefits:

Breakout I - Future Adhesives and Sealants   
University of Alicante - Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) - FEICA & EURADH Adhesion Innovation Award Winner 2023

Breakout II - Trends in Hotmelt Adhesives      
Olfasense GmbH - Vermee Packaging Technology – Röhm 

Breakout III - Innovative Polyurethane Systems         
Covestro Deutschland AG - Ingevity - Henkel/Covestro Deutschland AG      

Breakout IV - Regulatory & Legislative Landscape    
BASA - Keller and Heckmann - Silicones Europe, a sector group of Cefic           

Breakout V - Developments in Reactive Adhesives  
Henkel - Eastman Chemical Company - PCC Rokita

Breakout VI - Adhesives and Circularity        
Plastics Recyclers Europe / RecyClass - 4evergreen – Interseroh     

For registration and more information about the FEICA European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO, please visit     


FEICA 2024 Master Class - The Potential of Digitalisation and AI           
Friday, 13 Sep. 2024 | 08:30 – 10:30   

From 8:30 to 10:30 is the time of the Master Class on ‘The Potential of Digitalisation and AI’. This session will explore the transformative impact of digital technologies and artificial intelligence to learn how to make data and AI applications work for organizations, and to understand the role of AI in modern manufacturing:

08:30 – Opening of the Master Class by Jan Van de Poel, Moderator

08:45 – ‘An Introduction into Practical AI’ by Jan Van de Poel, Founder of

09:15 – ‘Making Data & AI Applications Feasible and Scalable for Every Organisation’ by Stefan Schoonbrood, Managing Partner at MbarQ

09:40 – ‘Artificial Intelligence in the Manufacturing Industry’ by David Clijsters, Data Solution Architect & AI Lead at Cegeka

10:10 – Panel Discussion and Q&A session moderated by Jan Van de Poel

For the full programme of the conference, visit


FEICA 2024 Conference Breakout Sessions     
Friday, 13 Sep. 2024 | 08:30 – 12:30   

Breakout VII - Performance Additives
Momentive Performance Materials - Imerys - Sopro Bauchemie GmbH - Trecora

Breakout VIII - Advancements in Raw Materials and Methods         
WACKER Chemie AG - Nynas - AutomationX GmbH - Molecular Plasma Group S.A.

Breakout IX - Sustainable Construction Concepts     
Selena FM SA - IMCD Group - ARDEX - Arkema

Breakout X - Digitalisation and Automation  
H.B. Fuller - Mapei SpA - CHEMTREC

Breakout XI - Polyolefin Adhesive Solutions   
H.B. Fuller - BASF SE - Synthomer

Breakout XII - Novel PSA        
ARLANXEO Deutschland GmbH - Collano AG - H.B. Fuller

Breakout XIII - Bio-components for Epoxy     
Bodo Möller Chemie GmbH - L&P Products - INESCOP. Technology Centre

For registration and more information about the FEICA European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO, please visit


FEICA Regulatory Desk

FEICA Webinar – Understanding the CLP Revision
On 6 June 2024, Paula Diaz, FEICA's Regulatory Affairs Manager, hosted a webinar on the CLP Revision, explaining the main changes and implications of the new Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations for the adhesive and sealant industry. The webinar also featured presentations from Kim Suetens, Chair of the FEICA Mixture Assessment TF, Vice-Chair of the FEICA Polymers and Substitution Planning TF and Regulatory Affairs Manager at Soudal, and Torsten Funk, Chair of the FEICA Chemical Legislation WG and Regulatory Compliance Manager Chemical Safety at Sika, who shared their insights on the CLP Revision with presentations addressing classification issues and market placement. The webinar was attended by more than 100 members. A video recording and presentation slides of the event are available for members through the ​​​​​FEICA Extranet.           

FEICA Board confirms PU voucher extension
The FEICA Board of Directors has extended the funding of the Polyurethane (PU) Training for Adhesives and Sealants, ensuring the safe handling of diisocyanates. With FEICA vouchers, industrial and professional users can take the training for PU adhesives and sealants free of charge. More information is here.

FEICA Network 

3 June 2024 – Dr Annett Linemann, Chair of the Electronics Working Group at FEICA and R&D Director EIMEA at H.B. Fuller, joined the panel discussion on 'The critical role of e-waste recycling in shaping a sustainable circular economy' at the EuRic event ‘Plug into Sustainability: E-Waste Recycling’ in Brussels.

5 June 2024 – A FEICA delegation visited Avery Dennison. Senior Regulatory Managers, Dimitrios Soutzoukis and Paula Diaz, together with DUCC Manager, Triin Kaup, were informed about applications and insights from this FEICA Company Member.

FEICA Members 

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FEICA Media Patners

Our media partner, Smithers, has shared with us an article that provides insight into the world of hotmelt adhesives, sourced from the Smithers report ‘The Future of Hot Melt Adhesives to 2027.’

Sustainability is key consideration in hot melt adhesives market

Hot melt adhesives (HMAs) are usually 100% solid thermoplastic, mostly made from four primary components, which can be heated to create a mechanical bond. HMAs are part of a global $60–$70 billion adhesives and sealants market.

A market study from Smithers, The Future of Hot Melt Adhesives to 2027, identifies water-based adhesives as the most in-demand technology, followed by solvent based, hot melt, pressure sensitive and reactive systems. Water-based and reactive systems are showing strong growth in key end-use segments, while interest in solvent systems is falling off for environmental reasons. [...] Read the full article here

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FEICA 2024 European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO
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