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Feica Announces its Annual Conference Program

Published on 2010-09-07. Author : SpecialChem

The Association of European of Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers (FEICA) is organizing a conference in Helsinki, Finland from September 16-17. The mission of FEICA is to take the lead in resolving multinational issues affecting the industry in cooperation with its members. The challenges of a business downturn during the latter part of 2008 and early 2009 have been replaced by economic turmoil in the EU and Challenges of raw material supply shortages which is one of the cycles that regularly comes by and also passes. The requirement to contact the peers the peers in Adhesives, Sealants and Raw Materials is vital to obtain perspective. FEICA provides an excellent forum for this.

The program will begin with a welcome by Mr. William R. Barclay - FEICA President, Geocel Ltd., followed by presentations on REACH and CLP challenges for the industry, Reach Implementation Challenges, Adhesives and Nanotechnology, Photoinitiating Systems Potentially Useful for Adhesive Technologies and What does "green" mean in Adhesives?, etc.

Mr. John F Watts, Director, Surrey Materials Institute, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, will present The Role of Interface Chemistry in the Development of High Quality Organic Coatings with Outstanding Durability. Mr. Matt Croson, President, The Adhesive and Sealant Council ASC will update the industry on Sustainability Metrics by Market Segment - an overview of how North America is defining green success. Dr. Jürgen Wegner, Vice President, ChemQuest will speak on Adhesives & Sealants Opportunities in Renewable Energy.

The exhibitors include Albion Engineering Company, ASI Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine, ChemADVISOR, Nordson, EAS European Adhesives & Sealants Magazine and Emrald Performance Materials.

This year's conference has excellent technical and business focus and should give all delegates something to take back to their own operations. It is vital to maintain vibrancy in the Adhesive and Sealant world in order to continue to grow and innovate.

During the past year The European Technical Board (ETB) has spent a lot of time refining a prioritsation process to ensure that issues are dealt in a timely way and in relation to their importance to the industry and although not fully endorsed as yet a progress report will be given at the General Assembly.


FEICA is the multinational association of the European Adhesives and Sealants industry. With the support of its member associations, FEICA co-ordinates and represents the common interests of the adhesives industry throughout Europe. The mission of FEICA is to take the lead in resolving multinational issues affecting the industry in co-operation with its national association members. FEICA represents the interests of more than 480 companies in 15 countries.

Source: SpecialChem

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