The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) is pleased to announce that Epoxy Europe, a sector group of Cefic representing European epoxy resin manufacturers, joined the association on 23 January. With the addition of this industry sector group, EuCIA builds a closer collaboration with the advanced composites sector and strengthens its role as the voice of the European industry.
Epoxy Europe expands EuCIA’s existing network of national composite industry associations, industry-specific sector groups and associated members.
“The epoxy industry supports Europe’s ambition to be climate neutral by 2050,” states Ana Martin, Sector Group Manager, Cefic. “Many fundamental technologies critical for the European Green Deal rely on epoxy resins. We are aligned with EuCIA’s sustainability initiatives; we look forward to sharing knowledge and best practices with EuCIA and its membership to support the sustainable growth of the composites industry in Europe.”
“We are delighted to welcome Epoxy Europe to EuCIA,” comments Roberto Frassine, EuCIA’s President. “As a new sector group active in the advanced composites sector Epoxy Europe extends our industry coverage and is another important step towards our vision strengthening our position of being the unified voice of the entire European composites value chain.”
Epoxy Europe plans to contribute to EuCIA’s strategic projects. In this way, Epoxy Europe aims to support the sustainable growth of the composites industry and promote the development of a flourishing business environment, while benefitting from the combined expertise of its members.
Epoxy Europe will also support EuCIA’s initiatives to promote the sustainability of composite materials and improve their circularity. A recent EuCIA outcome of these activities is the position paper Circularity of Composite Materials, which summarises EuCIA’s views on the circular end-of-life management of products made from glass reinforced composite materials.
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