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Abrasives End-User Safety: A Major Concern for American and European producers

European Abrasives Experts Meet American Counterparts

  • 18 November 2016
  • Author: FEPA
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Abrasives End-User Safety: A Major Concern for American and European producers

Paris, France - The Unified Abrasives Manufacturers Association (UAMA), representing the American producers of abrasive products, held its Fall business meetings from November 9th to 11th, in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. 

For this occasion, FEPA members, experts from the European abrasive producer’s community, were invited to meet their American counterparts. Both organisations strive for the improvement of abrasive products safety and for raising awareness among the end-users on how to safely use the products.Abrasives products are commonly used in all industries, from mechanical, car, electronics to construction and building industries, and by DIYers to cut off, grind, polish, finish, and drill.

EN 13743 Revision - “Safety Requirements for Coated Abrasives” Voted By CEN

The New Standard Voted by CEN

  • 13 October 2016
  • Author: FEPA
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EN 13743 Revision - “Safety Requirements for Coated Abrasives” Voted By CEN

Paris, France - The revision of the EN 13743 was approved today by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). The changes concern mainly:

  1. The opening of the scope to abrasives coated with diamond and cBN grains and combination of coated and non-woven abrasives
  2. Modifications in table 5: dimensional limitations and maximum operating speeds
  3. The inclusion of sanding discs to different backing materials (not only fibre discs)
  4. Editorial amendments and standard and bibliographical references

Are Importers/Producers of Diamond & cBN Grains Ready for the May 31st, 2018 REACH Deadline?

A Quick Guide for Importers/Producers of Diamond & cBN Grains

  • 4 October 2016
  • Author: FEPA
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Are Importers/Producers of Diamond & cBN Grains Ready for the May 31st, 2018 REACH Deadline?
Paris, France - REACH imposes on all importers and producers in the EU/EEA an obligation of declaration and registration within a specific timeframe for all substances and preparations. The final deadline for the registration is set to May 31st, 2018. This matter concerns, in particular, superabrasives producers of diamond and cBN grains.

European Conference on Grinding (ECG)

5th edition in November 2016

  • 12 September 2016
  • Author: FEPA
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European Conference on Grinding (ECG)
The 5th European Conference on Grinding will take place in Aachen, on November the 29th and 30th. The speakers are known experts in the concerned field. The goal is to illustrate material developments and the resulting challenges for the grinding technology of different industrial sectors.

A new FEPA website!

New design and new features

  • 20 July 2016
  • Author: FEPA
  • Number of views: 1072
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A new FEPA website!
FEPA has remodeled its website to communicate better with its members, the professionals of the abrasives industry but also with the general public. Indeed FEPA offers numerous services for the DIYers, espacially concerning safety (codes, leaflets, videos...).
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