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 (OQ Chemicals)


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


23 Full Members:

Alder (IT), Bakelite Synthetics UK Ltd (UK), BASF (DE), Celanese (US), ChemCom (NL), Chimica Pomponesco (IT), Delrin (US), Dynea AS (NO), Ercros (SP), Fantoni (IT), Foresa (SP), Fritz Egger GmbH & Co. OG Holzwerkstoffe (DE), Ineos Solvents (DE), Kronochem (DE), LANXESS (DE), LERG (PL), MetaDynea (AT), Perstorp (SE), Prefere Resins (DE), Sadepan (IT), Silekol (PL), Sonae Arauco (PT), Synthite (UK)

6 Associated Members:

Allnex (DE), Chemisol Italia (IT), Eastman (US), Mitsubishi Gas Chemicals (JA), OQ Chemicals (DE), PolyPlastics (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

Paul Girard


Sandrine Philips