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FEICA Hosts Suppliers’ Day, an Online Event for A&S Manufacturers

Published on 2021-09-14. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sealants      Hot-melt Adhesives      Waterborne Adhesives    

FEICA Hosts Suppliers DayFEICA (the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry) invited suppliers and service providers to share their knowledge and experience with an international audience of industry leaders and stakeholders at FEICA’s first Suppliers’ Day, which took place on 8 September 2021.

A Platform to Connect with Industry Suppliers

In today’s volatile business environment, adhesives and sealants companies face multiple challenges, such as feedstock costs and availability and the impact of by-products. At the same time, they are also still faced with a continual focus on delivering improvements in sustainability as well as financial performance.

Suppliers’ Day provided an ideal online platform for producers of adhesives and sealants to connect with the industry’s suppliers to address many of today’s most important issues and demonstrate some of the solutions their companies have developed. The one-day event offered a broad program, presenting on polyolefin hot-melts, SMP and silicone sealants, solvent- and water-based adhesives, PU adhesives and sealants, manufacturing processes, and business innovations.

The companies showcasing their products were Arkema, Arlanxeo Deutschland GmbH, Clariant International Ltd., COATEX, Imerys Performance Minerals, KRAHN Chemie Deutschland GmbH, Kraton Polymers Belgium, LANXESS, Lubrizol Engineered Polymers EMEAI, NETSCH Feinmahltechnik GmbH, Omya International AG, Repsol Technology Lab, Shell MDS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Totalenergies Fluids and UTH GmbH.

Networking Facilities for Speakers and Participants

Suppliers’ Day proved to be an opportunity for experts at adhesive and sealant producing companies to discover product innovations and technologies through a series of video presentations. The interactive event platform facilitated networking with both speakers and other event participants. In turn, suppliers and service providers were able to elaborate on their latest products via a Q&A at the end of their presentations.

Dr. Kay Kian Hee, Product Innovation & Technical Manager at Shell MDS (Malaysia), and first speaker at the event stated “The event by FEICA is a platform to reach out to the customers more widely, especially with the recent launch of two new products from the company.

Christopher Dobbins, Application Manager for Adhesives and Sealants at Omya International AG, said “Thank you to all at FEICA for arranging such a well-organized Suppliers’ Day. It was a privilege to present at the event.

FEICA Secretary-General Kristel Ons added “Travel restrictions under COVID 19 had left the industry without many face-to-face meetings where innovations in the supply chain are traditionally discussed. FEICA felt that a virtual Suppliers’ Day would provide a platform for producers of adhesives and sealants to meet with the industry’s suppliers on an individual basis, and for raw material suppliers and service providers to showcase their product and business developments. The organization was delighted that 250 registrants from 26 countries attended Suppliers’ Day, making it a great success!

Source: FEICA

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