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Save the date for the Joint EUROCORD & CORDAGE INSTITUTE Meeting 2022.

The famous joint meeting of EUROCORD and CORDAGE INSTITUTE will be taking place in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria.

We are preparing meetings and social events that you and your partner will not want to miss!

Meetings will be from Sunday 12th until Wednesday 15th of June.


*Health and safety are a top priority for us so if we are unable to meet on our original date due the Covid-19 we will have to change it.

Let's cross our fingers and hope for the best!

Study on Conventional and Biodegradable Plastics in Agriculture

The European Commission invites you to a webinar on Tuesday, November 9, from 9.30 AM to 11.30 AM CET to present the study on the “Relevance of Conventional and Biodegradable Plastics in Agriculture”.

The study was prepared by Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd and its partners Deloitte and TNT.

Please click on the following link: for more information and to register.


Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference  26-27 October 2021/ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference is where the energy transition takes place. It is Europe’s leading event for the entire offshore energy industry and an opportunity to reach business leaders, highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets.

Be part of this event filled with networking opportunities, collaborating with peers, doing business and broadening your horizon.

The event is an opportunity to get in touch with industry players like Holland Shipyard, TrustLube, Damen, Neptune Energy, Swets Nautical Services, Boskalis, and many others.

For more information, click here.


4th BIOTEXFUTURE Forum digitally on 20 October 2021/ONLINE

The main topic of the upcoming BIOTEXFUTURE Forum will be “CO2 Reduction in the Textile Industry”. You can expect interesting updates, inspiring keynotes as well as the opportunity for interactive discussions. Listen to distinguished guests from Climeworks, Lenzing, Covestro and more.

BIOTEXFUTURE is an innovation space funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a duration of 5 years. We are collaborating with industrial and scientific partners who share our vision to convert the textile value chain from petroleum- to bio-based and strive every day to create the change needed in the industry.

Since November 2019, adidas is co-leading the program in collaboration with the Institut für Textiltechnik and Institute of Sociology of the RWTH Aachen University. The Institut für Textiltechnik is the core of the ITA Group International Centre for Sustainable Textiles focussing on the holistic biotransformation of textile technology. Their aim is to use biological principles for small-scale value-added processes.

You are welcome to register for the BIOTEXFUTURE Forum free of charge.


The European Biopolymer Summit, The European Biopolymer Summit 2022 on 2nd & 3rd February/London - UK

ACI’s European Biopolymer Summit 2022, in London UK, will bring together senior executives and experts from biopolymer manufacturers,  brand owners, chemical companies, major associations, raw materials, and technology companies, consultants, to discuss the latest changes, challenges and developments within the industry.

The summit will also provide a platform to meet experts from other industries – such as food & beverage, product & packaging and automotive – and discuss the latest strategies on commercialisation, application and market access of biopolymer products and methods in order to overcome current market challenges and maximise opportunities.

Participants will get an insight into the latest updates on the environmental projects, the feedstock’s landscape, the role of biopolymers in the circular economy, new technologies and much more.

For more information, click here.



ECIPE Webinar: China’s Economic Policy and its Consequences for Europe, 7th October 2021

While China has managed a fast economic recovery after the pandemic, Beijing has laid out plans for its future economic policies that signal an inward turn. For instance, the Fourteenth Five-year Plan talks about a new model of ‘dual circulation’, which means that the country will reduce its reliance on foreign markets. But are inward-looking policies economically viable for China – a country that has prospered greatly on the back of structural economic reforms that gradually opened the country up to foreign competition? What is China trying to achieve with policies that seem to encourage self-sufficiency? And what are the consequences for Europe and European businesses that have invested in China’s economic future? Please join us for a discussion with Joerg Wuttke.

Register here!


The Seafood North Marketplace for America, 13-15 March 2022/BOSTON - USA

At Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Expo North America, the 2021 conference program will feature more than 28 educational sessions, presented by top seafood industry experts. Attendees will take away engaging and practical information covering the most important and timely issues relevant to today’s seafood business environment.

The year’s conference program will focus on the following topics:

  • Aquaculture
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Food Safety & Compliance (policy)
  • Seafood Business & Leadership
  • Seafood Sustainability
  • Traceability & Transparency
  • Plastics & Climate Change as it relates to seafood
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global seafood trade

For more information, click here.


OIPEEC Conference, 15-18 March 2022/STUTTGART, GERMANY

OIPEEC and IFT invite all engineers, scientists, researchers and any person interested in ropes to share their experience, knowledge and opinion with other experts from all over the world by presenting a paper and short presentation at the joint conference of OIPEEC and IFT.

For more information, click here.


Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, 26-28 April 2022/BARCELONA - SPAIN

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is the world’s largest seafood trade event. More than 29,100 buyers, suppliers, media, and other seafood professionals from more than 150 countries visit the exposition. Attendees come to meet with existing suppliers, source new products and network with other industry professionals. It is the global place where the seafood industry meets.

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global is brought to you by Diversified Communications, experts in organizing the world’s largest seafood events and leading print and online media. Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global benefits from Diversified’s existing relationships and resources to ensure the right buyers, distributors, importers, exporters and wholesalers attend Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global.

For more information, click here.


July 10th, 2020

Due to unprecedented circumstances, our General assembly took place online instead of Vienna, Austria. In spite of it, the assembly was fruitful. Our board was reelected for an other year and members were able to be in touch with one another. The budget was presented by the Secretary General and was more than up to the mark. Our association is navigating through these difficult times and is keeping afloat!


June 08-10, 2020

In spite of the global pandemic, EUROCORD pushes forward with its efforts to continue its technical work. Our 3 technical committee have met for the first time online. We were very pleased by the quality of the meetings and the outstanding attendance. We keep on moving forward and accomplish great work. We are very thankful to our members who take the time to share their knowledge and work together for the greater good of our sector. Minutes have been sent to all interested members.


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EUROCORD is back with its newsletter !!! The first edition of this year has been sent out to all our members. If you want to read it to learn about what the association has been up to in 2018, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to send it to you.



ISO Excellence Award

Congratulations to our Technical Director, Antonio Freitas who has just received the ISO Excellence award. His hard work has been appreciated by the ISO community for years and its expertise has finally been rewarded.
The award was given on January 23rd in Brussels during one of many ISO meetings that Antonio  has taken the time to attend in person.
We want to warmly thank him for everything he has done for EUROCORD. Once again, congratulations !


Wilhemsen’s Smart Rope stole the show at SMM. Visitors at this year’s SMM trade show in Hamburg, Germany, have been challenged to walk a mile in seafarers shoes and test out Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s smart rope system. The rope was put on display at the company’s stand and visitors were invited pull the rope and see what they are made of as the system provides real-time pull load results.

>>> Full article <<<



The 2018 EUROCORD Annual meetings have successfully been held in Brussels this week! We had the pleasure to host 40 representatives of our members from all over Europe. All the committees and Technical working groups met. Discussions were productive, things are moving and all of that while having a great time in the Capital of Europe.

The meetings also marked the very first General Assembly in our new office in Brussels since we moved from Paris in March. A lot of exciting things have been happening and will be continuing to happen. EUROCORD is growing and we look forward to taking the Association further up every day.




EUROCORD Annual meetings are coming up! There is only 4 days left to register. A detailed program of this exciting event is being sent out today. You didn't receive it? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will send it to you along with the registration form.

See you very soon in Brussels!



Svitzer A/S Adopts Samson Fusion-12™ Lines for Midsize Tugs !

Svitzer A/S has done so to overcome the challenge of traditional fiber ropes which are usually heavy, large and difficult to handle. Moreover, the weight problem becomes greater when the rope is wet. Hence, the company was looking for a rope that could withstand the strain of standard operations encountered by midsize tugs, eliminating the headaches of undetected damage that can lead to early failure, but without the investment in high-performance, all-HMPE (high-modulus polyethylene) ropes. This is when Samson offered a great solution: Samson’s Fusion-12. As a hybrid rope, it blends the strength and performance of Dyneema® HMPE with polyester fiber into a single-braid construction that is significantly stronger than other polyester ropes, yet lighter, more flexible, and easier to handle.

>> Full case study <<



The Secretariat attented an inspiring conference on circular ocean. Many interesting projects have been presented to tackle the issue of marine waste by recycling and reusing the ropes and nets that are dumped into the oceans. It has been shown that it can be very profitable and that there are many opportunities in this circular economy.

Here are some useful links:



The worldwide leader in high-performance rope and market leader in commercial and recreational marine applications Samson has announced a expanded presence in the European market through Spain and its surrounding areas.

"We’re very pleased to see this new level of commitment to commercial and recreational marine customers in this region of Europe. Baitra has been a partner of ours in these industries since 2015, and we’re looking forward to extending Samson’s relationship with them long into the future.” says Samson Marketing Strategy Manager, Gavin McWilliams.

>> Full press release <<



On March 20-22 were held great and productive meetings in our new office in Brussels, Belgium. The first two days have seen experts gathered to work on important ISO TC 38 / WG 21 documents. Negociations were intense but the results are great.

On the last day, Eurocord Technical Group 1 (Nets and Twines) and 2 (Fibre ropes/slings and Testing procedures and standards) have met to discuss various topics including structure and work of the committees, plastics waste, ongoing ISO stantards, the evaluation of the Machinery Directive and CBOS Testing guideline.

Overall, a clear improvement in the participation rate has been noted, with a minimum of 20 participants per meeting.




Mørenot Holding AS -a world leading supplier of equipment and services to the world’s fishery and aquaculture industries- has signed an agreement to sell a majority stake to FSN, a northern European private equity investement company.

"FSN Capital is excited about the opportunity to play a leading part in providing the world's growing population with a healthy source of protein in an environmentally sustainable manner. We are eager to partner with the founding family in realising the company's next growth journey," said Ulrik Smith, partner at FSN Capital Partners AS, acting as investment adviser to FSN Capital.

For more information, check out the Press Release.

>> Press release <<



We have successfully moved to our new office in Brussels. Steps away from the European Commission, Eurocord is now at the heart of Europe. It will increase our proactiveness and visibility. We are excited about this new start. We look forward to making Eurocord grow in this new setting.
Please note our new contact information :
Rue d’Archimède 17
1000 Brussels


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