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Benefits for members

Our members profit from a series of benefits which come from the opportunity to work together on common goals, the high reputation of our association, and the constant updating of specific information on colorants and related relevant topics.

The advantages of joining ETAD in detail:



We are recognized by regulatory authorities, customers, and the public as the authoritative source of information on health, safety, and environmental issues relating to organic colorants 



We represent the interests of members and customers to government authorities, the media, other industries, public interest groups, organized labour, academia, and research/testing/consulting organizations 



We advocate for harmonized requirements, so that compliance costs are reduced 

Code of Ethics


We encourage our members to adhere worldwide to a high ethical standard and promote the image of a responsible and safety-minded manufacturing industry 



We provide guidance to ETAD member companies on interpretation of new regulatory requirements and recommends specific measures to implement ETAD's Code of Ethics 

Education and training


We develop and publish education and training materials pertaining to organic colorants, e.g. for safe handling practices, product stewardship, and pollution prevention 

Research and testing


We organize cost-sharing of research and testing programs aimed at a better understanding of the health and environmental aspects of dyes and organic pigments 



We respond to inquiries about the colorants' industry, provide information on topical issues and disseminate comments and position papers 



We maintain and make available to members a computerized database of literature pertaining to the health and environmental aspects of colorants 

Working together for safer colorants