Paris, France (Monday, April 10th, 2017) - FEPA welcomes today a new individual member, Andre Abrasive Articles, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of general-purpose and special abrasive tools with vitrified and resin bonding agents.
Established in 1987 and headquartered in Poland, Andre Abrasive Articles’ products are designated for precision and rough grinding of materials used in many branches of industry. This new collaboration will allow both FEPA and the abrasive manufacturer to share with each other their know-how on technical and environmental issues related to bonded abrasives. Their combined expertise and knowledge of the abrasive industry will be a force multiplier, expanding the community of FEPA experts and giving Andre Abrasive Articles a voice at the European level.
FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, is an association representing over 80% of the European producers of abrasive products, a world leader, including SMEs and international companies in the world, as well as the abrasives National Associations and their members. FEPA Members cover 90% of abrasives European production, exporting 35% of it in the world.
FEPA’s missions, aside from representing the European abrasive industry, are to promote abrasives produced in Europe, to inform members on the evolution of the regulatory framework in Europe and worldwide, to support the producers with a range of technical, legal and scientific services, and to anticipate future challenges in the abrasives sector.
FEPA also has strong connections with non-European federations and abrasive producers in countries such as the USA.
The member companies produce all types of high quality abrasives:
- Bonded abrasives (inorganic and organic);
- Coated and non-woven abrasives;
- Superabrasives (diamond and CBN) for precision grinding, and;
- Superabrasives for stone and construction.
Abrasives are essential components weaved into numerous industries such as construction, automobile, aeronautics, environment, optical activities, glass, electronics… and also DIY.
Franck Verguet, General Secretary
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