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FEPA Abrasives Insight Monthly - January 2019

  • 21 January 2019
  • Author: FEPA
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In This January Issue:
* All About Abrasives Safety
* Standardization Work
* Corporate News on Abrasive Manufacturers
* European Health, Safety & Environment
* Europe News
* World Economic Factors
FEPA Abrasives Insight Monthly gives you on a monthly basis a brief overview on the European abrasives market and the work that has been accomplished by the European Federation (FEPA) and the National Associations on behalf of the European abrasive producers.

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Romania Hosts the Council of the Presidency of the EU

An Agenda with Significant Priorities for Europe

  • 3 January 2019
  • Author: FEPA
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Romania Hosts the Council of the Presidency of the EU

For the first time, Romania hosts the Council of the Presidency of the EU as of 1 January 2019, taking it over from Austria. The presidency of the Council rotates among the EU member states every 6 months. During this 6-month period, the presidency chairs meetings at every level in the Council, helping to ensure the continuity of the EU's work in the Council. The Presidency’s programme of work is shared by three Member States (the ‘Presidency trio’) over an 18-month period. The current trio is Romania, Finland and Croatia. 

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.
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