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.





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.


Compliance

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




Knowledge

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





Members

Latest News

News

11/08/2023

Candle Statistics from 2016 to 2022

Candle consumption increased slightly to approx. 860.000 tons in 2022 (+1,1 %, +8.900 tons). The value of the consumed candles increased by 33 % (+617 million EUR) in the same period. Each citizen...

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10/10/2022

Using candles to heat?

Don´t forget the basic safety rules!‎

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10/05/2022

Danish Study

shows no association between candle use and risk of cardiovascular and respiratory events.

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04/07/2022

Importance of using suitable materials for indoor candle containers

Not all plastics are equally suited for indoor candle containers. Highly flammable plastics are considered an unacceptable fire risk for indoor candles, even if explicit information warns of the risk.

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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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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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Upcoming events

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21/10/2024 - 22/10/2024

ECMA Member Meeting 2024

Our members' meeting is taking place in Brussels from 21 ‎‎– 22 October.

We invite you to register. More details and the programme will follow soon.‎

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