The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) was recently invited to become a member of the International Paint and Printing Council (IPPIC).
The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) has recently been invited to become a member of the International Paint and Printing Council (IPPIC).
IPPIC comprises of paint and printing ink associations from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union (EU), France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States and now also South Africa. A non-governmental organisation (NGO), IPPIC ensures that the industry coordinates the development of its policy on international issues.
Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, says: “SAPMA has been invited to join the Council because of our association’s influence in Africa and our campaign to eliminate the use of lead in paint. This is in line with the IPPIC fight to see the elimination of lead internationally and in conjunction with the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Lead In Paint (GAELIP), an alliance to which the South African government has signed an accord. All future communication and information received from IPPIC will be forwarded to SAPMA members.”
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