FEPA Reaches a Milestone with its Sustainability Program

SEAM Sustainable Certified Production Process

SEAM Program Receives EU Certification Trade Mark from EUIPO 7 July 2021 (Paris, France) – FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives founded in 1955, has received the EU certification trademark for its SEAM (Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers) program from the European Intellectual Property Office. Companies, members of FEPA, approved in the program can […]

FEPA Welcomes the Updated EU Industrial Strategy

The Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA) welcomes the updated EU Industrial Strategy published on 5 May which takes into account the exceptional and unprecedented circumstances that European industries are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stefan Sjöberg, FEPA President, said: “Abrasive products are used in practically all areas of our economy and daily […]

European Commission Publishes its Work Programme 2021

European Commission Work Programme

On 19 October, the European Commission adopted its 2021 Work Programme. While managing the COVID-19 crisis will remain a top priority next year, the Commission’s Work Programme also puts a strong focus on the “twin challenge of a green and digital transformation”. A European Green Deal remains the Commission’s priority number one. To achieve a […]

Joint Industry Statement: Deadline for the SCIP Database

SCIP Database

FEPA joins an industry coalition to ask from authorities the postponement of the SCIP notification deadline On Monday 21st September, a coalition of 40 industry organisations wrote a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for decisive action to solve implementation issues within the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), specifically the Substances […]

FEPA Welcomes Arturs Alksnis as Director, Public Affairs

The European Abrasive Industry reinforcing its presence in Brussels Paris, France (September 21st, 2020) – The Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA) has a new Director, Public Affairs, Arturs Alksnis. Based in Brussels, Belgium, he will oversee all European regulatory activities on behalf of the European abrasive industry, utilizing more than ten years of EU […]

FEPA to Organize a Partner Event During 2020 EU Green Week

FEPA at 2020 EU Green Week

FEPA to discuss how the European abrasive industry by following the principles of the SEAM Program impacts biodiversity and nature Paris, France (September 14th, 2020) – Today, FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, announced that the Federation has been approved as an official partner event during EU Green Week, taking place on 19-22 […]

FEPA Announces Election Results for 2020-2022 Management Committee


Stefan Sjöberg Assumes Role as President, 2020-2022 Paris, France – The Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA) today announced the results of its Management Committee (MC) Election for the term 2020-2022, beginning on May 29th, 2020, the day of the Annual General Assembly. Every two years, FEPA’s Direct Members and Individual Members vote to […]

FEPA Welcomes EU Recovery Plan and its Tool, Next Generation EU


FEPA gives a nod of appreciation to the three pillars of the Next Generation EU The recovery plan of €750 billion will be deployed by the instrument Next Generation EU, which relies on three pillars: Present: addressing the immediate crisis by providing tools to support Member State efforts to recover Future: innovating by boosting private […]

FEPA Welcomes New Associated Member, NanoDiamond Products DAC (NDP)

NDP eyes sustainability, a key factor in its decision to join FEPA Paris, France – FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives, today announces its newest member: NanoDiamond Products DAC (NDP), a manufacturer of industrial  diamond and cBN products for use in a wide range of industries, from cutting and polishing stone, to precision […]