Trade and Support Organisations

The following trade associations are relevant to the chemicals manufacturing industry and may be able to provide detailed, process-specific, environmental and good practice information:

Aromatherapy Trade Council (ATC)

ATC is a trade association for the specialist aromatherapy essential oil trade, and represents manufacturers and suppliers of aromatherapy products as well as the interest of consumers in the United Kingdom.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

ABPI is an trade group that represents research-based biopharmaceutical companies in the UK.

British Adhesives and Sealants Association (BASA)

BASA is an industry body that provides its members with guidance on technical and compliance issues, networking opportunities and support services.

British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA)

BAMA is a trade group that represents a range of actors from within the industry, from suppliers of components and ingredients to fillers and marketers of aerosol products.

British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS)

BACS is a UK-based trade association that represents companies operating in the speciality chemicals sector of the chemicals supply chain.

British Coatings Federation (BCF)

BCF is a trade group that works on behalf of the UK's decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering industries.

British Colour Makers Association (BCMA)

BCMA is a industry body that represents manufacturers of pigments operating in the UK.

British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA)

BCGA is a trade association that represents a range of actors with interests in compressed gases, including producers of bulk liquid and cylinder gases to manufacturers of cylinders and other equipment, pipework installers and providers or safety and inspection services.

British Essential Oils Association (BEOA)

BEOA is a body that represents those engaged in the import, export, sale, purchase and production of essential oils, oleoresins, aromatic chemicals.

British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA)

BGMA is an industry group that works on behalf of UK-based manufacturers and suppliers of generic medicines.

British Pest Control Association (BCPA)

BCPA is a trade group that represents organisations with a professional interest in the eradication of public health pests.

British Pyrotechnists Association (BPA)

BPA is a an industry body that works on behalf of professional firework display companies in the United Kingdom, including those involved in the manufacture, importation, sale, transportation, training and use of display fireworks.

British Society of Perfumers (BSP)

BSP is a trade association that represents the perfume industry in the UK.

Chemical Business Association (CBA)

CBA is a trade group that represents the UK chemical supply chain, from distributors and traders to manufacturers and blenders, as well as logistics and service providers.

Chemical and Industrial Consultants Association (CICA)

CICA is a UK-based network of independent consultants specialising in the application of chemistry and chemical technology in industry.

Chemical Industries Association (CIA)

CIA is an industry group lobbies on behalf of, and offers advice and services to, chemical and pharmaceutical businesses throughout the UK.

Compressed Gas Association (CGA)

CGA is a trade association that represents manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products.

Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA)

CTPA is an industry body that lobbies, in the UK and Europe, on behalf of companies involved in making, supplying and selling cosmetic and personal care products.

Crop Protection Association (CPA)

CPA is a trade group that represents the UK plant science industry.

European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic)

CEFIC is a trade body that serves as a voice for the chemical industry in Brussels.

Explosives Industry Group (EIG)

EIG is organised by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and represents the UK's explosives industry.

Healthcare Distribution Association

Formerly the British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers

Institute of Refrigeration (IOR)

IOR acts as a knowledge based trade group and refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps

Oil and Colour Chemists' Association (OCCA)

OCCA is an industry body that works for those with a stake in coatings, ink, adhesives and a range of allied and associated industries.

Paint Research Association (PRA)

PRA is a trade group that provides independent knowledge based services to the surface coatings industry.

Proprietary Association of Great Britain (PAGB)

PAGB is a UK trade association representing manufacturers of branded over-the-counter medicines and food supplements.

Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)

SCI is an industry body that seeks to bring together actors from the UK chemistry sector and members of the business community.

Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC)

SDC is an independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour.

Solvents Industry Association (SIA)

SIA is a trade body that works to promote the interests of solvent consumers, distributors and manufacturers in the UK.

UK Cleaning Products Industry Association (UKCPI)

UKCPI is an industry group that represents producers of washing powders and liquids, fabric conditioners, bar soaps, hand and machine dish wash, household disinfectants, air care and polishes and specialist cleaners for use in kitchens and bathrooms.

UK Lubricants Association (UKLA)

UK represents and lobbies on behalf of the country's lubricants industry.

Further Guidance

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) website has information dedicated to the manufacturing industry.

The European Commission has produced a list of best practice guidance documents aimed at helping reduce carbon emissions across a range of industries and sectors.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit for use by businesses in the manufacturing sector.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

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