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About BAMA

Purpose of BAMA

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Established in 1961, the British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) represents the aerosol industry, from suppliers of components and ingredients to fillers and marketers of aerosol products. BAMA has 80 member companies ranging from small business to multinational corporations.


BAMA aims to:

  • Promote the aerosol and encourage innovation.
  • Set high standards in safety, good manufacturing practice and on environmental issues.
  • Present the industry's view to legislators, the media and key opinion formers.


Our main areas of activity are:

  • Information: Providing an information service on all matters that affect the UK aerosol industry.
  • Industry Voice: Co-ordinating and conveying the requirements and opinions of our industry to the UK Government, The European Commission and European Parliament.
  • Industry Policy: Concentrating resources through committees on key issues and formulating industry policy.
  • Industry Forum: Running regular seminars for members on topics of interest to the industry.
  • Industry Promotion: Dealing with public affairs, media relations and education to help promote the use and understanding of aerosols.
  • Legislation: Informing members of legislative developments and providing detailed explanations on how these will affect the industry.
  • Standards: Contributing to the development of British, European and international standards and publishing codes of practice and guides on safety.
  • Worldwide: Linking with other aerosol associations around the world, particularly in Europe.
  • Other Industries: Liaising closely with other trade bodies on areas of common interest.