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 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
The company Sumitomo Chemical Co., LTD. officially ended its membership with ETAD end of 2022, due to changes in its products portfolio.
ETAD has submitted a statement “ETAD’s Comment on Harmonized Classification with Potential Carcinogenicity of C.I. Pigment Red 53:1" on November 16th, 2022. The document can be downloaded here.
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.
ETAD has published Version 2 of the “ETAD Position on the Presence of Unintentional Trace PCBs in Some Organic Pigments“ in the Context Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 (POPs recast Regulation), June 15, 2022. The document can be downloaded here.
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.
The DOC addresses global dye issues related to regulatory developments, in particular considering their impact on the whole value chain.
The POC addresses developments relating to health and environmental issues concerning organic pigments worldwide, except for the U.S.
The RAC, composed of experts who are responsible within their companies for general and colorant-specific aspects of worldwide regulatory compliance, is ETAD‘s monitoring committee.
ETAD North America supports the efforts of the North American dye manufacturing industry as an authoritative source on properties of organic dyes for regulatory authorities, customers, and the public.
The IOC focusses on collaboration with the government, particularly playing an active role in the development of policies and in colorant-related regulatory activities.
The JOC is ETAD’s link to all Japanese activities concerning colorants.
The committee focus on a close collaboration with local authorities and governmental bodies.
The ChOC is a reference all member companies on colorant-related issues concerning ecology, health and safety arising in China.