Neenah Gessner GmbH Becomes an Associated Member of FEPA

FEPA’s Coated Technical Commission Strengthens its Ranks

Neenah Gessner GmbH Becomes an Associated Member of FEPA

Paris, France (Thursday, February 2nd, 2017) - FEPA welcomes today a new associated member, Neenah Gessner GmbH, a developer and producer of base papers for coated abrasive applications.

After Huntsman, Münksjö, and the UAMA, Neenah Gessner GmbH is the fourth Associated Member that comes to strengthen the ranks of the Federation. This closer collaboration will provide FEPA and its new member an opportunity to deepen their respective expertise and understanding of the abrasive industry, as well as it will expand the community of FEPA experts with additional know-how and brainstorming capability on technical and environmental matters related to coated abrasives.

The main eligibility requirement to become a FEPA’s Associated Member is for the objective of the applying organisation to promote the improvement of technical standards, scientific research, or knowledge in the fields of manufacturing or conversion of abrasive products.

About FEPA

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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