On 15 October, 60 professionals from the adhesives and sealants industry including supply chain partners and related industries, met in order to participate in a seminar, organized by FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry.
During the seminar FEICA presented its first EU Model Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and the benefit for the association members.
Expert speakers from industry, programme operators, legislation and thinkstep, explained how FEICA’s EU Model EPDs help to increase the number of products in the market place with proven environmental impact data documentation. They not only bring more transparency and choices for customers but also reduce costs and burden for the manufacturers to access EPDs for their products and applications.
The seminar concluded with the official hand over of the first set of FEICA EU Model EPDs for the building and construction industry by the EPD programme holder IBU (Institut Bauen und Umwelt, Germany), covering EPDs for reactive resins based on polyurethane. EPDs for other product groups like epoxies, dispersions, sealants and mortars will follow soon.