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.



53 Members:

3M Belgium BVBA

Allnex Belgium SA/NV

Altana AG

Amcor Flexibles Europe

Arkema France


Bostik Adhesives Ltd

CES (Silicones Europe)

Chemours Belgium BVBA

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GMBH


Covestro Resins BV


DSM Resins BV

Eastman Chemical EMEA B.V.

EINA (European Industrial Nitrocellulose Association)

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)

European Plasticisers

Evonik Operations GmbH

Exxonmobil Petroleum & Chemical


FEICA (Association of European Adhesive and Sealant Industry)

Grace GMBH & CO. KG

HARRPA (Hydrocarbon Resins, Rosin Resins and Pine Chemicals Producers Association)

Huntsman Europe BVBA

Honeywell Belgium NV

IFF (International Flavours and Fragrances)

Ineos Feluy SPRL

Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GMBH

Kemira OYJ

Kraton Chemical B.V.

Lubrizol LTD

Microban Europe Ltd

Miliken Europe BVBA

Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH


PepsiCo (Portfolio Concentrate Solutions UC)

PQ Silicas UK Ltd

Röhm GmbH

SI Group

SRM (Solvent Resin Manufacturers)

Solenis Switzerland GmbH

Songwon Industrial Group

Synthomer Ltd

TDMA (Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association)

Tegewa E.V.

Tetra Holdings GMBH

UV/EB – Acrylate resins

Venator Materials UK LTD

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.



FCA Guidelines “Risk Assessment of non-listed substances (NLS) andnon-intentionally added substances (NIAS) under the requirements of Article 3 of the Framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004”


For more information:


Sector Group Manager

Miguel Angel Prieto Arranz


Sophie Liebersens