Working together for safer colorants

Working together for safer colorants

The Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers is the only independent international association for colorant-producing companies. For over 40 years, we have been successfully supporting colorant manufacturers who care for the quality and safety of their products.

Our members, based in Europe, US and Asia, are among the leading manufacturers on the global colorant market.

What we Offer

Benefits for members

  • Unique opportunity to discuss and solve common issues together
  • Free access to our existing analytical methods
  • Free access to our internal toxicological and ecotoxicological studies
  • Guidance to worldwide regulation affecting colorants

Benefits for authorities

  • Representation of the global colorant industry
  • Professional support to national and international authorities on colorant-related regulations
  • Scientific know-how on toxicological and environmental properties
  • Development of analytical methods for regulatory purposes

Our members

Our members are international colorants manufacturers committed to improve constantly the quality and the safety of their products. If you share this objective, you are welcome to join us!

Highlights and updates

Here an update on general association themes and on our most recent
activities on topics of relevant impact to the dyes and organic pigments
industry.

ETAD Position on HCB limits

ETAD published its “ETAD Position Paper on the European Commission’s proposal to set a 10 mg/kg limit for Hexachlorobenzene as unintentional trace contaminant in the context of EU Regulation 2019/2021, September 13, 2022". The document can be downloaded here.

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ETAD Dustiness Measurements

ETAD companies have completed their testing of the dustiness of nanomaterials according to different methods and concluded that Method EN 17199-3 is the most appropriate method. If measured with Method EN 17199-3 most organic pigments show low to moderate dustiness.

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HIFICHEM is a new member of ETAD

We are glad to welcome ANSHAN HIFICHEM CO., LTD. as a new member of ETAD since the end of 2021. HIFICHEM is specialized in the manufacturing of organic pigments, dyestuff and intermediates and is located on two production sites in China - in Anshan in Liaoning...

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Our committees

ETAD committees are formed in order to address developments worldwide relating to health and environment issues.
The committees combine a supervising role with an active participation to regulatory activities and also promote projects finalized to a better understanding of the ecological and toxicological properties of dye and organic pigments.