The CII is supported by over 60 organisations: manufacturers and downstream users of chemicals, large companies and SMEs. Please find the signatory organisations listed below:
European and global associations and platforms
ACEA represents Europe's car, van, truck and bus manufacturers, and works with a variety of institutional, non-governmental, research and civil society partners - as well as with a number of industry associations to ensure the economic environmental and social sustainability of the automobile industry.
The Taskforce was founded in spring 2014 by EU Downstream users - only after candidate listing as no industry group existed for ADCA (EC 204-650-8 - CAS 123-77-3). It has currently 48 members (several non-EU manufacturers and many EU downstream users). The group commonly prepared the input to the public consultation on the prioritisation and has since been active on technical issues (exposure measurements, technical documentation, toxicological expertise) as well as awareness raising on the ADCA using downstream industries as such.
The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU) speaks for American companies committed to Europe on trade, investment and competitiveness issues. It aims to ensure a growth-orientated business and investment climate in Europe. AmCham EU facilitates the resolution of transatlantic issues that impact business and plays a role in creating better understanding of EU and US positions on business matters. Aggregate US investment in Europe totalled €2 trillion in 2013 and directly supports more than 4.3 million jobs in Europe.
The Beryllium Science and Technology Association (BeST) is a non-profit organization based in Brussels. BeST represents the suppliers of Beryllium in the EU market, as well as traders and industries who rely on the unique properties of beryllium to design for miniaturisation, energy conservation, greater reliability and longer product life. It aims to promote sound policies, regulations, science and actions related to the use of beryllium and to serve as an expert resource for the international community on the benefits and criticality of beryllium applications. The members of BeST are: Materion Corporation, NGK Berylco, Schmelzmetall AG and Tropag GmbH.
BSEF is the international bromine producers organisation. Since 1997, the organisation has been working to foster knowledge on the uses and benefits of bromine-based solutions. BSEF strongly believe in science and innovation. Through investments in research and development BSEF members create robust bromine-based technologies meeting the needs of society. The members of BSEF are Albemarle Corporation, ICL Industrial Products, Chemtura and Tosoh Corporation.
In the framework of a temporarily formal agreement, the Cadmium Consortium Members join forces in order to comply jointly with the requirements of the European REACH Regulation for Substances.
Umbrella organisation of the European foundry industry, established in 1953. CAEF deals with economic, technical, legal, environmental and social issues. Its membership includes the national foundry associations from 21 European countries.
The Cobalt Institute is a UI-based global non-profit trade association based set up by industry representing over 60% of the world-wide production of cobalt. The Cobalt Institute supports the cobalt industry for the sustainable and responsible primary and secondary production, use, re-use, recycling and trading of cobalt in all forms.
CECOF - The European Committee of Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Associations (founded in 1972) is the respected voice of the thermo processing industry in Europe. It incorporates about all relevant European manufacturers of this kind of equipment. CECOF represents its members' interests in economic as well as technical issues. In 2013, its members have represented 51% of the worldwide turn over in the field.
CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association based in Brussels, is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe. The Association acts as spokesperson for the cement industry before the European Union institutions and other public authorities, and communicates the industry’s views on all issues and policy developments with regard to technical, environmental, energy and promotional issues.
Founded in 1951, CEPE is the voice of the paint, printing ink and artists’ colours sectors in Europe. CEPE brings together approximately 85% of this industry in its membership, with a value of around 17 billion euros annually. The industry directly employs some 120 000 people in total, and those who apply its products represent a multiple of that number.
Cerame-Unie is the voice of the European ceramic industry. This industry covers a wide range of products including abrasives, bricks & roof tiles, clay pipes, wall & floor tiles, refractories, sanitaryware, table- & ornamentalware, technical ceramics and porcelain enamel. The industry generates over 200,000 direct jobs and a production value of €27 billion within the EU.
CETS is an international federation of national associations engaged in the supply of technology, chemicals, and paint products to the surface treatment industry. Its purpose is to provide a scientific and engineering voice at the European Union on proposals for environmental, health and safety legislation.
CheMI is a platform for downstream users of chemicals in manufacturing industries. It works as a channel for the downstream users in article producing industries to voice their concerns and aims at contributing to the successful implementation of REACH. CheMI was established in 2003. Its members are umbrella groups representing a variety of industries and comprising approximately 400.000 companies and 7 million employees: AFERA (self-adhesive tapes), CEC (footwear), CEI-Bois (woodworking), CERAME-UNIE (ceramics), CITPA (paper & board converting), COTANCE (leather), ECMA (carton makers), EDANA (nonwovens), EMPAC (light metal packaging), ETRMA (rubber/tyres), EURATEX (textiles & clothing), FEFCO (corrugated packaging), FESPA (screen & digital printing), FPE (flexible packaging), FINAT (self-adhesive labels), INTERGRAF (printing), TIE (toys) and UEA (furniture).
ChemLeg PharmaNet is a group of 23 major pharmaceutical companies providing an informal network as a forum for discussion and exchange of information on compliance with chemical legislation particularly in the EU.
CIRFS is the trade association representing the interests of the chemical fibres industry in wider Europe. It currently has about 40 members representing ca. 85% of the European production and includes members in the EU, Switzerland, Turkey and Belarus. It defends members’ interests in fighting for fair trade, attacks trade barriers and distortions of competition, encourages innovation, promotes objective standards and test methods and demonstrates advantages and sustainability of man-made fibres, and works for scientific approach to regulation on health and safety and environment and provides its members with market information and analysis.
The Committee of PET Manufacturers in Europe (CPME) is a European non-profit trade association based in Brussels. It represents all of the European PET resin producers who are collectively responsible for 3 million tonnes of production. The main European producers of Terephthalic Acid (PTA) - the major PET feedstock - are Associate Members of CPME.
The European Aluminium Association represents the aluminium industry in Europe. It encompasses primary aluminium producers, downstream manufacturers, producers of recycled aluminium and national aluminium associations representing the manufacturers of rolled and extruded products in 18 European countries. Through environmental and technical expertise, economic and statistical analysis, scientific research, education and sharing of best practices, public affairs and communication activities, it aims to promote aluminium’s contribution to sustainable development whilst maintaining and improving the image of the industry, of the material and of its applications.
The European Borates Association (EBA) is the Trade Federation representing the interests of the EU borates suppliers. Our membership covers more than 94% of the EU supplies of borates in the EU. EBA through its mother Association “IMA-Europe” coordinates the REACH registration dossiers of 8 borates substances.
ECFIA represents all European manufacturers of high temperature insulation wools (HTIW). The core activities of the association are focused on disseminating science based health and safety information related to HTIW products and promoting recommendations for safe handling and use.
ECGA is the Carbon and Graphite Industry’s representative voice on all carbon and graphite industry’s related issues.
The European Catalyst Manufacturers Association (ECMA) comprises 18 leading companies involved in the manufacture of catalysts in Europe. Catalysts are used in a vast range of industrial applications including fine chemicals, refinery operations, edible oils, pharmaceuticals and polymers. They help reduce environmental emissions and production costs thanks to greater chemical process efficiencies.
The European Precious Metals Federation represents the interests of its member companies and national associations vis-à-vis the European authorities on several topics of relevance for the precious metals (PM) sector such as the safety of chemicals and waste management; access to raw materials, recycling and sustainability, including responsible sourcing; energy and climate change; trade, customs, tax and competitiveness; etc.
Established in 1959, ETRMA is devoted to advocating the interests of the tyre and rubber manufacturing industries with the European Union Institutions and other international organizations. ETRMA contributes to ensuring the development, competitiveness and growth of the tyre and rubber industry in contributing to all the initiatives in favour of health, safety & environment protection, transport and road safety and access to third markets in coordination with the European public authorities. The Association represents 4,200 companies, which employ directly 360 000 people in the EU. All together they generate a turnover exceeding € 49 billion. The product portfolio of our members is extensive ranging from tyres (all vehicle types), other automotive and construction rubber products to pharmaceutical, baby care, food contact applications, etc.
Euroalliages, the Association of European Ferro-alloy Producers, represents 95 % of ferro-alloys and silicon producers in Europe. This energy intensive industry is the iron, steel, aluminium, chemicals and electronic and solar industries’ first supplier.
EUROBAT acts as a unified voice in promoting the interests of the European automotive, industrial and special battery industries to the EU institutions, national governments, customers and the media. With 47 members from across the continent comprising more than 90% of the battery industry in Europe, EUROBAT works with stakeholders to help develop new battery solutions to issues of common concern in areas like e-mobility and renewable energy storage.
EUROFER is the industry association representing the majority of European steel manufacturers. The European steel industry produces on average 170 million tonnes of steel per year and has a direct employment of about 350 thousand highly skilled people. Closely integrated with the European manufacturing industries, steel producers provide the basic material for innovation, growth and wealth in Europe. Steel is 100 per cent recyclable and therefore contributes significantly to the conservation of fundamental resources. As a basic engineering material, steel is also essential in innovative technologies for more resource efficiency and sustainable development in Europe.
Eurometaux, the European non-ferrous metals association, is composed of a wide network of companies producing, transforming and recycling non-ferrous metals in Europe. Our members also include national federations, and European and International commodity associations. Eurometaux’s objective is to enable the entire value chain of the non-ferrous metals industry to prosper in the EU and contribute towards more sustainable societies.
Euromines is the European federation of mining representing 42 different metals and minerals and about 350000 jobs in Europe.
FEPA represents the European Producers of Abrasives and Superabrasives: 220 companies, 17 countries, 8 national associations, € 3 billion turnover (2014) and 15,000 employees in EU. Abrasives and superabrasives cover a wide range of applications from industry (car, machinery, energy, air & space, shipyard, wood working, glass, high-tech) to construction and consumer markets (DIY). It is an innovative sector making things happen in other industries and making customers and the customers of their customers to become more sustainable, energy and resource efficient.
The Frit Consortium is the association that groups the main manufacturers and importers of frits in Europe, and its objective is to ensure compliance with the requirements of the REACH Regulation in EU for all the member companies, as well as other regulatory requirements worldwide.
Glass Alliance Europe is the European Alliance of Glass Industries. It has the unique feature of regrouping all the glass industries to work on common issues. It is composed of 18 national glass associations and of the main sectors of the glass industries: container glass, flat glass, special glass, domestic glass and continuous filament glass fibres. Glass Alliance Europe produce about 30 million tonnes of glass per year and employ about 180.000 people.
The International Antimony Association (i2a) gathers producers and traders of Antimony around the world, who collectively conduct studies and disseminate information related to the safe use and societal value of antimony and antimony compounds. The i2a hosts, among others, the preparation and update of EU-REACH Registration Dossiers for the most important antimony substances, and identifies, as needed, risk management measures which ensure safety of workers and users worldwide.
The International Cadmium Association( ICdA) aims at being a worldwide forum for producers and users of Cadmium metal and its compounds; ICdA’s primary objectives are to ensure market access for cadmium products while respecting the principles of sustainable development, including the protection of human health and the environment.
The International Iron Metallics Association (IIMA) provides a unified voice for the ore-based metallics industry. (IIMA) acknowledges the need for a measured transition to a low emissions global economy and recognizes that comprehensive and sustained actions are required to achieve this goal. Therefore, as a member of the World Steel Association (WSA) and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), IIMA will encourage its members to support the aims and goals of the environmental and climate change initiatives of these organizations. IIMA, through the activities of its Environment Sub-Committee, will strive to summarize the international, national, and industry trends, policies, and procedures in order to inform and educate its membership at large.
IMA-Europe is an umbrella organisation which brings together a number of European associations specific to individual minerals: Calcium Carbonates (GCC/PCC), Dolomite, Andalusite, Bentonite, Borates, Diatomite, Feldspar, Kaolin, Lime, Mica, Plastic Clays, Sepiolite, Silica, Talc, Vermiculite. Together, IMA-Europe's associations represent over 500 companies in 28 countries.
WG IMAT connects companies from the semiconductor industry throughout the whole value added chain, from those producing substances to those manufacturing electronic chips and the users of these components. It combines and concentrates the core competencies of scientific institutes and industry. The semiconductor material Gallium arsenide (GaAs) is a typical example for an indispensive key enabler and "Hidden Champion" for emerging technologies. The industry platform advocates for the fair and proportional treatment of innovative key materials and technologies through European chemical policy.
The Inorganic Pigments Consortium is the association that groups the main manufacturers and importers of complex inorganic pigments in Europe, and its objective is to ensure compliance with the requirements of the REACH Regulation in EU for all the member companies.
The International Lead Association is a membership body that supports companies involved in the mining, smelting, refining and recycling of lead. The ILA represents the producers of about 3 million tons of lead and almost two thirds of lead production in the western world. As secretariat to the Lead (Pb) REACH Consortium, ILA Europe (a regional branch of the International Lead Association) is acting on behalf of the Lead Registrants for several lead substances.
MedTech Europe is the European trade association for the medical technology industry including diagnostics, medical devices and digital health. Our members are national, European and multinational companies as well as a network of national medical technology associations who research, develop, manufacture, distribute and supply health-related technologies, services and solutions.
Nickel Institute is the global association of the world's primary nickel producers who together account for approximately 85% of worldwide annual nickel production outside China. Our mission is to promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate applications. NI grows and supports markets for new and existing nickel applications including stainless steel; and promotes sound science, risk management, and socio-economic benefit as the basis for public policy and regulation.
PRE, the European Refractories Producers Federation, is the representative organisation of the European refractory industry, located in Brussels. PRE is a member of Cerame-Unie.
Mission of RECHARGE: To promote Advanced Rechargeable Batteries as a technology that will contribute to a Sustainable Society, a Resource and Energy Efficient policy and to the achievement of a Green Circular Economy. Membership of RECHARGE: Includes suppliers of primary and secondary raw materials to the battery industry, rechargeable battery manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, logistics partners and battery recyclers.
SMEunited is the employers’ organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. SmeUnited is a recognised European Social Partner. It is a non-profit seeking and non-partisan organisation. As the European SME umbrella organisation, SMEunited incorporates around 80 member organisations from 34 countries consisting of national cross-sectorial SME federations, European branch federations and other associate members, which support the SME family. SMEunited represents more than 12 million enterprises, which employ around 55 million people across Europe.
UNIFE represents the European Rail Industry in Brussels since 1992. The Association gathers around 80 of Europe’s leading large and medium-sized rail supply companies active in the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment. UNIFE also brings together 15 national rail industry associations of European countries. UNIFE members have an 84% market share in Europe and supply nearly 50% of the worldwide production of rail equipment and services. UNIFE represents its members’ interests at the level of both European and international institutions. On the technical side, UNIFE works on the setting of interoperability standards and coordinates EU-funded research projects that aim at the technical harmonisation of railway systems. The association is one of the supporting bodies of the European Railway Agency.
A3M is an alliance regrouping French Mining, Minerals and Metals industries. It is composed by two founding members: FFA (French steel association) and FEDEM (Mining, Minerals and Non-Ferrous Metals Trade Association) and it represents in France 400 companies (SME’s and multinational companies), 80 000 jobs (direct and indirect) and a 43 billion euro turnover. A3M’s objectives are to ensure a greater visibility and representation of our professions by relying on a professional organization with increased efficiency; to increase the effectiveness of our joint actions in the areas of competitiveness, economic development, sustainable development environment, health and safety; to seek out efficiency in our organizational and communication structures with increased resources; to benefit mutually from our strengths, our analysis, in order to better defend our position and the future of our industrial sector.
ASSOGALVANICA is the main Italian association constituted only by plating enterprises established in 1994. It is a non-profit organization with the aim of promoting and supporting the activity of plating industry within an eco-friendly framework. ASSOGALVANICA promotes solidarity and collaboration among enterprises and other social components; it keeps members informed and updated on current and upcoming legislation; it contributes as far as possible to the formulation of laws and regulations dealing with plating activity at regional and national levels.
The British Coatings Federation is the sole UK Trade Association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers. Coatings are critical to UK industry, with 300,000 workers relying on our members' products every day, and the UK is a net exporter of coatings and inks. BCF's members represent 95% of the UK sales of coatings, inks and wallcoverings.
The German Association of the Ceramic Industry (BVKI) represents the interests of the fine ceramic industry and its associated professional associations. Its duties include the support of its members in all superior questions of economic and social policy, as well as the representation of interests in front of authorities and head organizations within the boundaries of the Federal Republic of Germany. The BVKI cooperates closely with other organizations and associations and is member of the Federation of German industries (BDI) and of the Confederation of German Employers` Associations (BDA). Furthermore the BVKI represents the superior duties of social policy. On behalf of the associated professional associations, the BVKI closes union rate contracts. Within its competence in social policy, the BVKI represents the interests of the fine ceramic industry in front of the European umbrella organisation Cerame-Unie.
Association for Industrial Surface Treatment and Technology in the Netherlands (Association ION) is the trade association for everyone who is active in the surface treatment or surface technology industry (contractors, applicators, suppliers, integrated companies).Surface treatments and technologies includes: chemical / mechanical pre-treatment, electroplating, enamelling, powder coating and (wet) paints, anodizing, galvanizing, hot dip galvanizing, metal conservation, metal spraying, laser cladding, PVD / CVD, Stainless Steel Treatment and much more.
The Non-Ferrous Alliance (NFA), a grouping of metals related Associations and Companies, works on behalf of its members to protect the interests of the industry and to ensure they receive guidance on governmental and environmental issues. The NFA works closely with both government departments and the EU commission in Brussels.
The Surface Engineering Association (SEA) endeavours to be the voice that represents our members in areas surrounding legislation and government that affect our ability to produce and compete successfully in an increasingly competitive global market. We are very proud of the contribution that the UK treatment industries have made to current technology employed around the world and as an association, we work tirelessly to offer our members the very best advice and assistance in all aspects of their activities.
The members of VDA are companies that operate a plant in Germany for the industrial production of motor vehicles and their engines, trailers, special bodies and containers and vehicle parts and accessories. From these manufacturing sectors, nearly 600 companies with a total of 775,000 employees have joined the association. VDA organises, under its own auspices, the IAA International Motor Show. The automotive industry is a vital part of the German economy with € 368 billion turnover and accounts for 19% of total German export value. The German Automotive industry invests € 30 billion each year worldwide in R&D.
VDFFI represents the interests of the German manufacturers of refractory products since 1949 to all institutions and social groups, as for government, parliaments, universities, but also to other associations and user industries. We support our members in questions of economic and social policy and through environmental expertise, statistical analysis, scientific research and education. VDFFI is a member of German Building Materials Association and of PRE.
German Paint and Printing Ink Association (VdL) represents more than 180 manufacturers of paints, coatings and printing inks in Germany, most of them SMEs. For this purpose, the VdL is in contact with politicians, public authorities, other industries, the scientific community and the media. The VdL stands for around 90 percent of the industry. The sector generated around 8 billion euros in 2016 and employs around 25,000 people.
The German Abrasives Association (VDS) was founded on January 4, 1917. It is Europe`s largest national organisation of the abrasive industries and member of FEPA, the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives. The main purpose of VDS is to represent and promote the economic and legal interests of its member companies and to consult and support on all professional and commercial matters relating to the manufacture and distribution of abrasive products. It is our objective to develop various standards for abrasive tools, to deal with a wide range of technical matters and to propose solutions to the industry. The association provides legal and commercial support on environmental and occupational health matters.
The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich or WKÖ) coordinates and represents the interests of the Austrian business community on a national and international level. Within the Austrian Economic Chambers’ system it functions as the national umbrella organization for the nine State Chambers (one in each of Austria's federal State or Bundesland) and 110 trade associations for different industries. Most State Chambers and associations have local offices to provide services in close proximity to members. Membership is compulsory and includes all Austrian companies in operation. The resultant membership, some 430,000 businesses drawn from a diverse selection of business areas such as trade and craft, commerce, industry, transportation, tourism, services industries, finance and insurance.
WirtschaftsVereinigung Metalle (WVMetalle) is a German Association, which represents the German Non-Ferrous (NF) metals industry towards politics and economy. We support our members in regulatory, occupational health & safety affairs in order to maintain and establish measures at a very high level. Today WVM has 660 member companies, including producers and processors of rare metals and compounds.
The ZVO started its work on 1st January 2000. Before, four organizations had represented the interests of the galvano technology for decades. In June 2014, the ZVO counted 131 direct corporate members, four trade associations as well as a technical-scientific association as its members. In total, the whole organization represents more than 450 member companies. The galvano and surface technology is a medium-sized industrial sector that currently employs about 440,000 people throughout Europe, of which about 50,000 employees work in Germany. The industry generates revenues of € 7.5 billion in Germany only. The structure of galvano companies is dominated by SME’s, only a small proportion of the companies reaches a size of more than 100 employees. The surface business is a key industry, which services are a prerequisite for the functionality of components, devices and machines of almost any other industry. Annually, the surface industry prevents corrosion damages of € 150 billion.
Colorobbia España and Colorobbia Italia are companies specialised in the production and distribution of raw materials and semi-finished products for the ceramics and glass industry. The solutions proposed by both these companies are able to satisfy the entire production process of each sector related to the industrial ceramics. Both Colorobbia España and Italia have an active participation as members of the steering and technical committees in some of the most relevant European consortia on chemical substances. As European manufacturers and importers, Colorobbia España and Colorobbia Italia are totally affected by the REACH regulation; at the same time they have a firm commitment to compliance with the REACH regulation and they share the main goals of this European regulation, which are none other than to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risk than can be posed by chemicals.
DALIC is a company specialized in selective, i.e. localized surface treatment applications without immersion in bath. These are a necessary process in all surface treatment sectors at production stage when only a limited area of a new component requires a treatment for modifying the surface properties or if a surface defect is detected (after the immersion process or subsequent operations like over-machining). Thus the scrapping of the part is avoided.
Esmalglass-Itaca Group is internationally recognized as a pioneer company in the development of frits, glazes, pigments, inks and ceramic additives, providing a wide range of products with the highest quality and in full cooperation with each and every one of our customers.
Ferro is a leading, global producer of performance materials and chemicals sold to manufacturers worldwide. Ferro’s core technologies are Particle Engineering, Color and Glass Science, Surface Application Technology and Formulation. Our customers represent more than 30 industries and span 100-plus countries. We have manufacturing facilities in The Americas, Europe/North Africa/Middle East and Asia-Pacific. We are a publicly-owned; our shares trade on New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FOE.
Smalticeram Unicer S.p.A. is a colour company present on national and international market since 1970. Its legal and productive head office is located in the Ceramic District of Sassuolo (Italy) but the presence of the company in the international market is reinforced by partner branches located in the world’s most important ceramic districts. Smalticeram production is characterized by a wide range of products, such as ceramic frits, pigments, glazes and inks.