European Candle Manufacturers Association

The European Candle Manufacturers Association, ECMA, is the collective voice of European candle makers and their suppliers. It promotes the safe use and enjoyment of candles, and it makes sure that that the candle makers´ interests are heard and understood.

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Objectives

The association has the following major objectives‎:

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    • Informing about and participating in developing the regulatory environment
    • Promoting standardisation, the safe use and enjoyment of candles and selected accessories used with candles
    • Providing legal assistance and other advice to help its members to comply with all legal, normative and customer-specific requirements
    • Promoting fair competition and the economic and commercial interests and competitiveness of all members
    • Representation at public relations events related to the candle industry
    • Conducting and commissioning research to increase knowledge and develop the state-of-the-art further
    • Providing members with relevant information on developments relating to Europe’s candle industry, including technical and economical information and regulations, in accordance with national and European competition law
    • Responding to unsubstantiated allegations related to the candle industry
    • Communicating and cooperating with all stakeholders of the candle market
    • Producing reports, statistics, studies, brochures and other relevant information on the candle industry
    • Organising conferences, seminars and other events on the candle industry
    • Providing a platform for networking between the members

 

Become a member

ECMA members profit from numerous benefits and services‎:

Representation

Benefit from professional representation and get heard by authorities, NGOs and the media.





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Networking

Become part of the industry ‎leaders' network and meet your co-members and other ‎European or global stakeholders at personal and virtual conferences or workshops.


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Compliance

Get regular updates on relevant legal and normative developments and tailor-made ‎expert advice to help you comply.




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Knowledge

Get access to joint research, studies, insights and extensive statistical data to widen your knowledge.





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Members

Latest News

News

03/31/2021

Expected candle delivery failures

Candle producers expect that the current shortage of base material supply will ‎cause considerable supply bottlenecks of candles, specifically in the second half-year...

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News

09/29/2020

Joint association to start working on 1 January 2021

The members of the Association of European Candle Manufacturers (AECM) and the European Candle Association (ECA) decided at their General Assembly meetings to join forces...

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News

11/01/2019

Candle Statistics from 2012 to 2018

Compared to the already strong previous year, the candle consumption decreased significantly to approx. 739.000 tons in 2018 (-6,6 %, -52.200 tons) due to the extremely late start of the winter...

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Publications

01/17/2019

Candles with Reduced Particle Emissions

In December 2018, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency Miljøstyrelsen published a comprehensive research report [1] on their website that provides a number of important new findings...

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Publications

08/26/2016

AECM Statement on Emissions from candles

Consumers of candles may be assured that emissions from burning candles are not hazardous to human health. This is one of the conclusions of the study...

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Publications

01/29/2016

Formation of formaldehyde in scented household products

In mid-January 2016, BBC linked limonene in scented household products, including scented candles, to potential health hazards due to the formation of formaldehyde...

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Upcoming events

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29/04/2021 - 29/04/2021

Understanding of ‘Naturals’

This webinar which is jointly organized by ECMA and French Color & Fragrance Co. is open to all full members of ECMA.

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28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

Annual Conference

ECMA´s Annual Conference and General Assembly are coming soon.

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15/05/2022 - 18/05/2022

World Candle Congress

The 7th World Candle Congress is coming soon.

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