Uploaded May 24, 2022
Presentation of the FEICA webinar ‘Adhesives & sealants in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem’
On 24 May 2022, FEICA hosted a webinar titled ‘Adhesives & sealants in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem’.
The key takeaways were:
- The energy efficiency of buildings is a key element of a climate neutral European Union. Adhesives and sealants are integral to thermal insulation and decarbonised heating solutions.
- Material efficiency addresses the (carbon) footprint embodied in construction materials themselves and the quantities of future demolition waste. Adhesives and sealants support weight reduction and the use of lower footprint construction materials. During the use phase of a building, adhesives and sealants facilitate maintenance, repair and renovation functions.
- When construction elements or entire buildings reach their end-of-life, multiple approaches exist for reuse and recycling. With the right design, adhesives and sealants applications can enable circularity at the end-of-life.
You can download a summary of FEICA’s report 'Adhesives and sealants’ key sustainability role in the transition pathway for the construction ecosystem'. The full report will be made available on the FEICA Extranet soon. You can watch the recording of the webinar here.
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