FEICA (the European voice of the adhesive and sealant industry) and Afera (The European Adhesive Tape Association) recently announced that they intend to work more closely on pertinent topics, such as the European Green Deal and other regulatory affairs, for the benefit of the entire industry. Afera Regulatory Affairs Manager Pablo Englebienne and FEICA Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs Jana Cohrs will strengthen their existing collaboration through information exchange and industry mobilization. Afera Secretary General Astrid Lejeune and FEICA Secretary General Kristel Ons have formalized this commitment to ensure that both associations, as well as their membership and industry, can benefit from the increased collaboration with immediate effect.
"One of our current strategic goals is teaming up with associations in adjacent technologies for additional learning and support where possible," said Lejeune. "We have long valued our European ties with FEICA and look forward to deepening our relationship further in a flexible, informal manner."
"The reinforcement of our co-operation fits perfectly with FEICA's strategy on all fronts," said Ons. "The objective is to deliver more value to our members and meet the challenges posed by today's dynamic business environment."
"I am grateful that we all recognise that major topics like sustainability and the cyclical economy have to be addressed together, by the joining of forces along the entire value chain," said Afera President Evert Smit, who is also director scouting at Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG. This was reiterated by FEICA President Roland Albers, FEICA president and Bostik B.V. senior vice president GBU C&C, who expressed that cooperating collectively as associations on these specific topics will be beneficial in efficiency and effectiveness.