Who we are

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.

ETAD’s mission

  • Provide a voluntary framework within which ETAD member companies and their value chain can cooperate for the benefit of health and the environment
  • Promote responsible care principles and product stewardship
  • Cooperate with authorities to harmonize health and environmental regulations.

Our members

NSHAN HIFICHEM CO., LTD

hifichem.com/en

Archroma Management GmbH

archroma.com

Chroma Chemical Corp.

CHT Switzerland AG

cht.com

CINIC Chemicals Co. Ltd.

cinic.com/en

Clariant International AG

clariant.com

Color Root Technology Co., Ltd.

colroot.com

Colourtex Industries Ltd.

colourtex.co.in

Dainichiseika Color and Chemicals Mfg. Co., Ltd.

daicolor.co.jp

DIC Corporation

dic.co.jp

Everlight Chem. Industrial Corp.

ecic.com

Farbchemie Braun KG

farbchemie-braun.com

Heubach GmbH

heubachcolor.de

Huntsman

huntsman.com

Hwa Tai Industry Co., Ltd.

hwa-tai.com

Jay Chemical Industries Private Ltd.

jaychemical.com

Matex International Ltd.

matex.com.sg

Meghmani Dyes And Intermediates LLP

meghmaniglobal.com

Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd.

nipponkayaku.co.jp

OHYOUNG Inc.

ohyoung.net

Oriental Giant Dyes and Chemical Ind. Corp

ogd.com.tw

Pidilite Industries LTD

pidilite.com

Sensient Colors Inc.

sensient-tech.com

Setaş Kimya Sanayi a.s.

setas.com.tr/en

Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.

sudarshan.com

Sumitomo Chemical Co., LTD..

sumitomo-chem.co.jp

Sun Chemical A/S

sunchemical.com

Synthesia, a.s.

synthesia.cz

T&T Industries Corporation

tntind.com.tw

TFL Ledertechnik GmbH

tfl.com

Toyocolor Co., Ltd.

toyo-color.com

Yorkshire Chemicals Holdings Co.,Lt​​​​​​​​​d.

yorkshire-chem.com

A company can join ETAD as a "Regular Member" if it:
  • Engages in the industrial manufacture of dyes or organic pigments
  • Agrees to comply with the ETAD By-laws and the ETAD Code of Ethics.
A company can join ETAD as an "Associate Member" if it:
  • Is not a manufacturer of dyes or organic pigments but
  • Engages in industrial mixing, blending, compounding, or formulating of synthetic organic colorants or
  • Maintains a physical, industrial facility for warehousing, packaging and after analysing the products distributes them with own MSDS under its own name, control and responsibility
  • Agrees to comply with the ETAD By-laws and the ETAD Code of Ethics.
A company can become a "Candidate of ETAD" if it:
  • Engages in the industrial manufacture of dyes or organic pigments
  • Aspires to reach levels of ecological and toxicological standards as required by ETADs code of Ethics within one year, in order to be eligible as “Regular Member”.

Affiliations and collaborations

Our work is done in close communication and collaboration with a number of different regulatory bodies, associations and other groups, with which we share interests and goals. This extended network helps us in our goal to achieve results in agreement with other affected parties and obtain a general and durable benefit for everybody.

Below you can find a list of our most relevant contacts.

Associations

Associations
  • Cefic
    European Chemical Industry Council
  • CDIA
    China Dyestuff Industry Association
  • CPMA
    Color Pigments Manufacturers Association
  • EuPIA
    European Printing Ink Association
  • Euratex
    European Apparel and Textile Confederation
  • Eurocolour
    European Association of Pigments Manufacturers
  • ICC
    Indian Chemical Council
  • JDICA
    Japan Dyestuff and Industrial Chemical Association
  • SDC
    British Society of Dyers and Colourists
  • TEGEWA
    German Association of producers of textile, paper, leather and fur auxiliaries and colourants, and other auxiliaries
Authorities
  • BAG
    Swiss Federal Office for Public Health
  • BfR
    German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
  • BIS
    Bureau of Indian Standards
  • BLV
    Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office
  • Danish EPA
    Environmental Protection Agency
  • EPA
    United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Health Canada
  • JRC
    Joint Research Center – European Commission
  • KemI
    Swedish Chemical Agency
  • METI
    Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • UBA
    German Federal Institute for the Environment
  • UNEP
    United Nation Environment Programme

 

Standards issuers

Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics is the key policy of our association, and describes the implementation of our aim to manufacture, sell and use synthetic organic colorants so that any possible negative effect on health and the environment is minimized.

All ETAD member companies are obliged to comply with the Code of Ethics.

By accepting the Code of Ethics, ETAD members:

  • support a continuing effort to improve the industry’s responsible management of synthetic organic colorants
  • shall develop, produce and distribute products in a manner which protects human health and the environment from unacceptable risks during manufacture, transport, use and disposal.
  • shall comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements dealing with the safety and the environmental impact of synthetic organic colorants
  • shall adopt policies to assure an equivalent level of hazard communication worldwide concerning their products
  • shall inform customers of the safe handling procedures best suited to the products involved
  • shall embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption