FCA – Food Contact Additives

FCA (Food Contact Additives) is an Industry Association organised as a Sector Group under the umbrella of Cefic (European Chemical Industry Council) in Brussels. FCA represents producers and users of additives used in the various food contact applications.



R. Eisert (BASF)



Substances used in various food contact applications, i.e. paper and board, plastics, printing inks, coatings, metals, silicones, etc.



51 Members:

Addivant Ltd, Akzo Nobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals AB, Allnex Belgium SA/NV, Altana, Amcor Flexibles Europe, Arizona Chemical BV, Arkema France, Ashland Services BV, BASF SE, Buckman Laboratories NV, CES (Silicones Europe), Chemours Belgium BVBA, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GMBH, Covestro Deutschland AG, Club MCAS, Dow, DSM Resins BV, Dupont de Nemours International SARL, EPDLA (European Polymer Dispersion and Latex Association), ESPA (European Stabiliser Producers Association), ETAD (Ecological and Toxicological Association of the Dyes and Organic Pigments), EUPIA (European Printing Ink Association), Evonik Industries AG, Evonik Nutrition & Care GMBH, Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Exxonmobil Petroleum & Chemical, Federchimica, FEICA (Association of European Adhesive and Sealant Industry), Grace GMBH & CO. KG, HARRPA (Hydrocarbon Resins, Rosin Resins and Pine Chemicals Producers Association), Honeywell Belgium NV, Huntsman, Ineos Feluy SPRL, Ishizuka Glass Co Ltd, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GMBH, Kemira OYJ, Lubrizol LTD, Microban Europe Ltd, Miliken Europe BVBA, Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH (DE), Normpack, PQ Silicas UK Ltd, SRM (Solvent Resin Manufacturers), Solenis Switzerland GmbH, Songwon Industrial Group, Starch Europe Aisbl, Synthomer Ltd, TDMA (Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association), Tegewa E.V., Tetra Holdings GMBH, Wacker Chemie AG.



FCA promotes together with other members of the value chain the safe use of food contact materials additives in various food contact materials applications as well as in materials in contact with drinking water. Food contact additives are essential substances needed to achieve a physical or chemical effect during the production or in the final food contact material or article. The safe use of these additives is ensured by means of internationally recognized scientific principles on Risk Assessment.


For more information:


Sector Group Manager

Miguel Angel Prieto Arranz


Karin Coiffard