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  • A safe future for polyurethane products (Version 2).pdf

    Uploaded September 14, 2021

    A safe future for polyurethane products (Version 2)

    On 4 August 2020, a new restriction on diisocyanates was adopted by the European authorities under REACH. It targets respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanates. All professional and industrial users of products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1% will need to be trained and certified by 24 August 2023 in how to handle products containing diisocyanates safely. 

    The FEICA Technical Working Group PU Restriction created a leaflet (available in eight languages) explaining what the restriction means exactly, how the required training is developing and what the implementation of the timeline is exactly. 

    This leaflet has now been updated in all 8 available languages.

    More information is available at https://www.feica.eu/our-priorities/safe-use-diisocyanates

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K08-041

    #diisocyanates #REACH


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  • A safe future for polyurethane products (Version 2).pdf

    Uploaded September 13, 2021

    A safe future for polyurethane products (Version 2)

    On 4 August 2020, a new restriction on diisocyanates was adopted by the European authorities under REACH. It targets respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanates. All professional and industrial users of products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1% will need to be trained and certified by 24 August 2023 in how to handle products containing diisocyanates safely. 

    The FEICA Technical Working Group PU Restriction created a leaflet (available in 8 languages) explaining what the restriction means exactly, how the required training is developing and what the implementation of the timeline is exactly. 

    This leaflet has now been updated. 

    More information is available at https://www.feica.eu/our-priorities/safe-use-diisocyanates

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K08-041

    #diisocyanates #REACH


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  • FEICA Polymeric Precursors.pdf

    Uploaded August 25, 2021

    Polymeric Precursors Exemption

    Within the context of the registration of polymers, a potential exemption for polymeric precursors is under consideration. The European Commission is proposing an exemption for polymeric precursors handled like intermediates under REACH. Given the importance for the adhesive and sealant industry, FEICA published a presentation explaining the difference between polymeric precursors and intermediates, and the benefits of a full exemption for polymeric precursors.

    You can view the presentation here.

    Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K08-042

    #REACH


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  • FEICA comments after fourth CASG polymers.pdf

    Uploaded July 26, 2021

    FEICA comments after fourth CASG polymers meeting

    The ‘Thought Starter on substance identification and joint submission obligations of Polymers Requiring Registration’, developed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), was discussed during the fourth CARACAL subgroup (CASG) polymers meeting on 22 June (Agenda item 4: CASG-Polymers/05/2021).

    FEICA submitted some initial comments regarding the paper in advance of the CASG meeting. These are the additional comments on the paper, in line with the discussions held during the meeting. 

    #REACH


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  • REACH Restriction Concerning the Use of Diisocyanates.pdf

    Uploaded July 01, 2021

    Feica in the news: REACH Restriction Concerning the Use of Diisocyanates

    Paula Diaz, FEICA Regulatory Affairs Manager, contributed an article to the International Chemical Regulatory and Law Review (ICRL Issue 2/2021). The publication covers the requirements established by the diisocyanates restriction. 

    Diisocyanates are basic components of polyurethane (PU) used in the manufacture of adhesives and sealants and many other products. The FEICA webpage on the safe use of diisocyanates is regularly updated in line with the regulatory developments. The full article can be consulted here.

    #diisocyanates #REACH


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  • FEICA Briefing Paper Cleaning of OCF guns.pdf

    For members Uploaded July 01, 2021

    FEICA Briefing Paper: Cleaning of OCF guns

    FEICA created a briefing paper titled 'Cleaning of OCF guns'. 

    #OCF #REACH


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  • FEICA webinar on the upcoming registration of polymers.pdf

    Uploaded June 24, 2021

    Presentation slides of the FEICA webinar ‘The Upcoming Registration of Polymers under REACH’ – 23 June 2021

    Key takeaways:

    - The REACH Regulation will be amended to extend the registration requirements to polymers, among other things

    - The use of polymers within the adhesives and sealants industry is very widespread. Polymers are the chemicals which enable adhesives and sealants to work

    - Customisation of the polymers included in adhesives and sealants often results in a large number of new polymer species, often with a short life cycle

    - Customisation is required in order to fulfil technical feasibility and customer requirements as well as regulatory needs

    - Many companies customising polymers currently acting as downstream users (DUs) under REACH legislation may become potential polymer registrants

    - An easy and straightforward registration process should be ensured to allow the flexibility needed to adapt polymers to market needs on short notice

    - Exemptions, the possibility to group similar polymers, and volume cutoffs would help mitigate the impact of registration on downstream users

    For more information and FEICA papers related to Polymers Requiring Registration (PRR), please visit this page on the FEICA website.

    #REACH


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  • FEICA comments on ECHA Thought Starter on SID polymers.pdf

    Uploaded June 21, 2021

    FEICA comments on ECHA’s 'Thought Starter on SID polymers'

    FEICA welcomes the opportunity to comment and appreciates the comprehensive and pragmatic Thought Starter on substance identification and joint submission obligations of Polymers Requiring Registration developed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

    In advance of the discussion during the CASG meeting on 22 June 2021 (Agenda item 4: CASG-Polymers/05/2021), we would like to share some initial comments regarding the paper.

    #REACH


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  • Presentation FEICA Webinar REACH Restriction on Diisocyanates.pdf

    Uploaded May 26, 2021

    Presentation slides of the FEICA webinar ‘Complying with the REACH Restriction on Diisocyanates’ – 26 May 2021

    Key takeaways:

    • A new REACH restriction on diisocyanates establishing information, labelling and training requirements was adopted

    • As of 24 February 2022, all diisocyanates containing products intended to be used in industrial or professional settings with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration greater than 0.1 % shall be labelled as established in the restriction

    • As of 24 February 2022, suppliers should provide end users with information about the training on the safe use of diisocyanates

    • FEICA is making available a series of informative materials/tools to support the adhesives and sealants industry to convey the information to its end users

    • As of 24 August 2023, all industrial or professional user(s) OR supervisors of tasks involving diisocyanates, should have successfully completed training on the safe use of diisocyanates prior to the use of the substance(s) or mixture(s)

    • The industry is working together to develop the content of the training on the safe use of diisocyanates

    #diisocyanates #REACH


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  • FEICA input after third CASG polymers meeting.pdf

    Uploaded April 26, 2021

    FEICA input after third CASG polymers meeting

    During the third CASG polymers meeting held on the 19 March 2021, the European Commission presented the document named ‘An initial thought starter on REACH information requirements for Unique Polymers Requiring Registration (PRR)’.

    After reviewing the document and in line with the discussions held during the third CASG meeting, FEICA PRR TF drafted a paper to respond to the Commission 'thought starter'. Paper also submitted to the CARACAL subgroup and available on the FEICA public website.

    #REACH 


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