Press release -
Argentine association joins IFRA
The trade association representing the fragrance industry in Argentina, CAFEPA (Camara Argentina de Fabricantes de Productos Aromaticos) has joined the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) as a full Association Member.
CAFEPA is made up of companies manufacturing fragrance and flavors for a variety of sectors including food, pharmaceutical, perfumery, cosmetics, soaps, household cleaners, air-fresheners and insecticides.
The association works to achieve consensus on issues affecting the industry and represents its members towards the national Argentine regulators.
The CAFEPA membership is made up of a mixture of national and multinational companies and includes: Saporiti, International Flavors & Fragrances, Symrise, Givaudan Argentina and Firmenich.
“I am delighted to welcome CAFEPA and its members to IFRA as full Association Members,” said Jean-Pierre Houri, IFRA Director General.
“This is an exciting time at IFRA with our global reorganization taking hold and new members joining.”
As a full Association Member, CAFEPA will be eligible for a seat on the forthcoming IFRA Latin America Regional Committee. As part of this Committee they will be able to represent the Argentine membership at regional and international levels and benefit from all the services, information and projects that come with IFRA membership.
“We are very pleased to be joining IFRA at this time,” said Dr. Ricardo Daniel Lucadamo of Symrise and President of CAFEPA.
“IFRA’s new structure has enabled us to join the global family of fragrance associations and ensure that our Argentine members will have a strong voice both at home and abroad.”
The International Fragrance Association, founded in 1973, represents the interests of the fragrance industry worldwide. IFRA comprises seven multinational Regular Members and 21 national associations in four global regions representing hundreds of small and medium-sized fragrance ingredient manufacturers, as well as supporting members. Its mission is to promote the safe use of fragrance for everyone’s enjoyment.
Fragrances are a key platform technology used by consumer goods companies – for fine fragrances, personal care products, household care and more.
IFRA’s flagship safe use program, the IFRA Standards, applies safety management measures based on scientific assessment and the evaluations of an independent Expert Panel. The program is at the heart of the IFRA Code of Practice, which applies to all IFRA members globally, including members of IFRA’s 21 national associations. The Code also requires members to abide by local, national and international regulation, and to apply good manufacturing practices.