El día 22 de junio, la The Spanish Glue and Adhesive Manufacturers Association (ASEFCA) held its General Assembly in Elda, Alicante. After two editions holding the General Assembly of ASEFCA members virtually, this year it was held in a hybrid format, virtually and in person at the Footwear Technology Center (INESCOP), where the ASEFCA Secretariat has been held since 2001.
During the meeting, a review was made of the activities carried out during the last year and the planned objectives, budgets and activities for 2022 and next year were reviewed. In addition, the current Secretary General of ASEFCA, Ana Mª Torró Palau, who has held this position since 2001, resigned after a long career in the adhesives sector, and the members thanked her for her involvement and work during all these years in the association. Thus, the appointment of the new Secretary General of the association, Carlos Ruzafa Silvestre, who since 2018 covered the position of deputy secretary within the association, took place.
Finally, a guided tour of the INESCOP facilities was conducted, in which the members of the association, accompanied by the ASEFCA Secretariat and the Deputy Director of materials and technology of the technology center, Elena Orgilés Calpena, were able to see firsthand how the institute works and all the cutting-edge technology they develop, specifically in the center’s adhesives department.
It should also be noted that during the visit to the members, they were shown the recently inaugurated “Circular Industry Demonstrator”, an innovative pilot plant for the recovery of waste and its transformation into raw materials products with a low environmental impact, and the “FOOTWEAR USER EXPERIENCE (UX-LAB)”.a new laboratory specialized in footwear and focused on the user, with the most advanced technologies in the field of health and comfort.
Finally, the Association’s Secretariat would like to thank the members who attended this annual meeting both in person and virtually.