Related Organizations to BAMM
In addition to BAMM, several other organizations address the basic acrylates. For many years, these organizations have been working together to address global acrylate issues.
Acrylate REACH Task Force (ARTF)
REACH is the European Union (EU) regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It entered into force on June 1, 2007 with the objective to protect human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.
The ARTF, comprised of BAMM member companies as well as other manufacturers in the EU and Japan (including: Arkema France, BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Sasol Dia Acrylates (Pty) Ltd., LG Chem, and Nippon Shokubai) , completed the registration of the lower acrylates (AA, n-BA, i-BA, t-BA, EA, MA and 2-EHA) as a group of related esters (category) in 2010, before the December 1st deadline for high production volume chemicals (>1000 tpa). The registrations included the conduct of several studies to meet data requirements for compounds in the highest tonnage band, a comprehensive hazard assessment for each compound, as well as an assessment of safe handling conditions for identified uses of each compound.
CEFIC European Basic Acrylate Manufacturers (EBAM)
EBAM is a Sector Group of CEFIC (the European Chemical Industry Council) representing the European producers of acrylic acid and the basic acrylate esters. EBAM's member companies are: BASF SE, Arkema France, Evonik Stockhausen GmbH, Dow Europe GmbH, Sasol Solvents (Pty) Ltd and Momentive Specialty Chemicals a.s.
EBAM promotes the safe handling, transportation and use of the basic acrylic monomers in compliance with regulatory requirements and industry guidelines through a proactive product stewardship program. It maintains a high level of technical understanding of the products through identifying and commissioning university, toxicological and environmental research. EBAM Website
Methacrylate Producers Association (MPA)
The Methacrylate Producers Association, Inc. (MPA) was formed in 1987 to address issues facing the basic methacrylates. MPA represents manufacturers and importers of methacrylic acid and its esters. MPA's member companies are: Arkema Inc., Evonik Cyro, Lucite International and The Dow Chemical Company.
Since its formation, MPA has focused on regulatory, technical and product stewardship issues facing methacrylic acid, n-butyl methacrylate, ethyl methacrylate, methyl methacrylate and 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate. MPA has completed a significant voluntary testing program with these compounds and several publications. MPA Website