Paris, France (Tuesday, September 26th, 2017) - 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.
FEPA was in representation at the meeting, highlighting the essential role of the national association to act on behalf of and to represent the European abrasives industry in the United Kingdom. FEPA and the BAF will reinforce their cooperation to support the activities of the BAF members, increase their visibility, and promote the safe use of Abrasives in the UK. The BAF also took this opportunity to unveil the rebranding of their logo.
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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