Formacare – Formaldehyde sector group

Formacare is the formaldehyde sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) representing key European producers of formaldehyde, aminoplast glues and polyols. Made up of representatives from large chemical and manufacturing companies across Europe, Formacare promotes the safe use and manufacturing of formaldehyde in accordance with the strictest health, safety and environmental regulations.



L. E. Johansson (OXEA)



Substances of interest: formaldehyde and derivatives, polyols, urea-, and melamine-formaldehyde glues and resins, polyoxymethylene



25 Full Members:

Advachem (BE), AkzoNobel Adhesives (SE), Alder (IT), Ashland (UK), BASF (DE), Caldic (NL), Celanese (DE), ChemCom (NL), Chimica Pomponesco (IT), DuPont (NL), Dynea AS (NO), Ercros (SP), EuroResinas (PT), Fantoni (IT), Foresa (SP), Hexion (UK), Kronochem (DE), LERG (PL), MetaDynea (AT), Perstorp (SE), Prefere Melamines (DE), Prefere Paraform (DE), Sadepan (IT), Silekol (PL), Synthite/BIP (UK)

5 Associated Members:

Chemisol (IT), EMPA (BE), Johnson Matthey Formox (SE), Methanex (BE), PolyPlastics (DE)

4 partner companies :

Eastman (NL), Lanxess (DE), Mitsubishi (JP), OXEA (DE)



Formacare has an active interest in REACH, the CLP Regulation, and national regulation dealing with occupational exposure levels and indoor air quality.


For more information:


Sector Group Manager

Jonathan Crozier


Sandrine Philips