FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive & Sealant Industry, and the Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI) are collaborating to provide support for a nascent organization. On December 8, 2021, representatives of the Greek adhesive and sealant industry came together to found the Hellenic Adhesives and Sealant Cluster (HASC), under the umbrella of HACI.
As of January 2022, Greece joins the many other EU countries that have a national association representing adhesives and sealants manufacturers. An inaugural meeting focused on the legal formalities of the founding of the association and the election of the first Administrative Committee. Panos Scarlatos, general director of HACI, and Kristel Ons, secretary general of FEICA, congratulated the members on their new association and offered continuing support to the cluster.
HASC currently has 12 members: H.B. Fuller Greece SAIC, Henkel Hellas SA, Mapei Hellas, Sika Hellas, Kerakoll Hellas, Alchimica Building Chemicals, Ravago Hellas S.A., Isomat S.A. Building Chemicals and Mortars, A. Elliniadis SA, Vertico, Elastotet S.A., and Bostik Hellas S.A.
“On behalf of the FEICA Executive Board I welcome the Greek members to our European adhesive and sealant forum of National Associations,” said Ons. “I’m looking forward to a fruitful cooperation and strengthening a sustainable future for our industry.”
On behalf of the HACI board of directors Scarlatos expressed his thanks to FEICA for the support. “It is the right time for adhesives and sealants producers to join FEICA towards the Green Deal ambitious targets,” he said.