Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD)

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Founded 1974, as Ecological and Toxicological Association of the Dyestuffs Manufacturing Industry. Interests extended, 1976, to include synthetic organic pigments. Merged, 1982, with Dyes Environmental and Toxicology Organization (DETO), USA; in USA, only dyestuff interests are represented as those of pigment manufacturers are already covered by Color Pigments Manufacturers Association (CPMA). Present title adopted 1991. By-laws amended: 6 May 1993; 21 May 1997; 13 May 2004; 19 May 2006; 27 May 2011.


Coordinate efforts of manufacturers to minimize possible impact of synthetic organic colourants on health and environment in the most economic fashion without reducing protection of health and environment; encourage harmonization of health and environmental regulations in key geographical areas; represent the position and interests of members towards authorities, public institutions and media; promote responsible environmental and health risk management during manufacture, transport, use and disposal; enhance recognition of the commitment of members to responsible behaviour; provide customers with advice and information to enable the safe use and application of dyes for the manufacture of many different products.


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General Assembly (annual); Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Secretariats: Basel (Switzerland); Washington DC (USA). Operating Committees (6): Dyes; US; India; Japan; Pigments; Regulatory Affairs.


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