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EUROCOLOUR e. V. is the umbrella organization for the manufacturers of pigments, dyes, fillers, frits, ceramic and glass colours and ceramic glazes in Europe.

Eurocolour membership is open to companies being active as producer of pigments, dyesstuffs, fillers, frits, ceramic and glass colours and ceramic glazes in Europe and national/worldwide associations that represent the mentioned products. For more information on our membership click here.

We first established in 2002 and newly formed as own legal entity in 2019.

 

MEMBERS:

Company members: AL-FARBEN, S.A., BASF Colors & Effects GmbH, Bruchsaler Farbenfabrik GmbH & Co, Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) GmbH, COLORES CERAMICOS DE TORTOSA S.A, Colorobbia España, S.A., Coloronda S.L., DCC Maastricht B.V., Endeka Ceramics S.A., ESMALGLASS S.A.U., Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Ferro GmbH, FRITTA S.L.U., Habich GmbH, Heubach GmbH, ITACA S.A.U, Kerafrit S.A., Kronos Titan GmbH, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Merck KGaA, Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH, RADIANT COLOR nv, Sun Chemical Pigments International, Torrecid S.A., Union Colours Limited, VENATOR, VIDRES S.A.

Associations: ADECHIM (FR), ANFFECC (ES), Ceramicolor Federchimica (IT), TEGEWA (DE), Verband der Mineralfarbenindustrie (VdMi, DE – Eurocolour secretary), ETAD (multinational association)

 

OUR MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE:

Single voice and image promotion for the European industry producing pigments, dyes, fillers, frits, ceramic and glass decorating  colours and ceramic glazes;

Participation in the European legislative process;

Communication with stakeholders and consumer organisations;

Promotion of best practices for environment, toxicological and trade issues;

Maintaining relations with similar non-European associations;
 
To develop guidance helping members to implement regulations/to give guidance to members.

OUR ISSUES/WHAT WE WORK ON:

REACH implementation: e. g.  registration issues (substance identity, surface coated materials) and evaluation and authorisation process
 
Nano/Nanomaterial: particle size distribution and measurement (JRC/Eurocolour project), nano definition, nano safety aspects, nano and REACH, nano product register, nanomaterials in food, cosmetics, etc., nanomaterial and downstream legislation
 
Food contact legislation: Plastics, Printing Inks, Ceramics, Coatings etc.
 
Food legislation: Food Colourants, Specifications
 
CLP implementation: e. g. CLP classification proposal for TiO2, analysing the impact on pigment/filler/pigment preparations, consequences for other pigments/fillers