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Safety Programs, Statistics & Brexit Take Center Stage at The BAF Annual Meeting

The UK Abrasives Association Strengthens its Collaboration with FEPA

  • 4 October 2018
  • Author: FEPA
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Safety Programs, Statistics & Brexit Take Center Stage at The BAF Annual Meeting

Paris, France - Thirty-four participants over a period of two days attended the General Assembly of the British Abrasives Federation (BAF) in Coombe Abbey (Warwickshire) on the 27th and 28th of September. Alex Henderson (George Jowitt & Sons Ltd), President of the BAF, chaired the meeting. Tony Day (Marrose Abrasives), the BAF Technical Officer, presented the main FEPA’s activities on standards and HSE lobbying.  Franck Verguet, FEPA General Secretary was invited to discuss the strengthening of the link and cooperation between the BAF and FEPA. Participants intensely discussed on products and user’s safety, the evolution of the abrasives markets in the UK and the national and European economic trends. During the meeting, John Willis (Tyrolit UK) was elected BAF President and Brian Harrison (VSM) Vice-President for a 2-years term. 

In Europe, the Abrasives Industry Provides ‘Voluntary Product Information’ (VPI) Instead of ‘Safety Data Sheets’ (SDS)

Abrasive Products Are Defined as Articles, Not Substances nor Mixtures under REACH

  • 29 August 2018
  • Author: FEPA
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In Europe, the Abrasives Industry Provides ‘Voluntary Product Information’ (VPI) Instead of ‘Safety Data Sheets’ (SDS)

Paris, France - An official statement from the European abrasives producers, members of FEPA regarding the use of VPI and SDS in Europe. Indeed, the abrasives industry provides ‘Voluntary Product Information’ (VPI) instead of ‘Safety Data Sheets’ (SDS) in Europe because abrasive products are defined as articles, not substances nor mixtures under REACH.

Jan Cord Becker, CEO of Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH, elected as New President of FEPA

FEPA Confirms Jan Cord Becker and Stefan Sjöberg to the Leadership of its Management Committee

  • 17 July 2018
  • Author: FEPA
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Jan Cord Becker, CEO of Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH, elected as New President of FEPA
During FEPA Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, members have confirmed Dr. Jan Cord Becker, CEO of Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH, a German manufacturer of coated, bonded, and superabrasives, as the President of FEPA from 2018-2020. He will be assisted in his role by the new Vice-President elected, Mr. Stefan Sjöberg, CEO of Mirka Ltd., a Finnish abrasives and tools manufacturer.

The Future of the Abrasive Industry at the Center of #FEPA Upcoming Annual Conference

The Invitation-Only Event Places the Future of the Abrasive Industry at the Heart of Business Strategy

  • 3 May 2018
  • Author: FEPA
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The Future of the Abrasive Industry at the Center of #FEPA Upcoming Annual Conference
FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, is pleased to announce that its Annual Conference will be held from June 13th-15th, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. This year’s FEPA’s flagship event marks a turning point in the Federation as it will add strategic business forums to technical commission meetings. 

The #Abrasives Federation in the UK Discusses Economic Trends in the Industry

The BAF is the Place to Be for UK Abrasives Businesses!

  • 26 September 2017
  • Author: FEPA
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The #Abrasives Federation in the UK Discusses Economic Trends in the Industry
The British Abrasives Federation (BAF) held its General Assembly on Friday, September 22nd, 2017. Discussions focused on sales statistics and market estimates for abrasive products in the UK, possible Brexit scenarios and their impact on the UK economic activity, and new developments in the abrasive end-user training program. Indeed, more than 5,000 professional end-users have been trained thanks to the BAF training program.
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