About the TDMA

The Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association (TDMA) represents the major producers of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and has been their voice in Europe since 1974.

Our members develop products that are seen in almost every aspect of daily life. Across the globe, TiO2 is used in everything from paints, plastics and paper to decorative cosmetics and sunscreen. Find out more about titanium dioxide. The range of innovative uses for TiO2 keeps on increasing. In recent years, for example, it has been used in the manufacture of cost-effective and efficient solar cells and building facades that can neutralise air pollution.

about-TDMA-1The products and applications developed by our members are at the heart of this incredible innovation. The role of the TDMA is to support our members by promoting and defending the merits of TiO2 in all suitable applications. We provide comprehensive, authoritative and trusted information about the safety and use of TiO2 .


The TDMA is a sector group of Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council), which represents 29 000 chemical companies across Europe. We are a non-profit organisation and have no commercial role. For all commercial enquiries, please contact our members directly.

For all other enquiries, please email tdma@cefic.be

Our mission

We are proud of our industry’s track record of using TiO2 safely for 100 years.

We know our product is safe – the chemical properties of TiO2 naturally make it so. It is inert, non-reactive and non-toxic in all its commercial uses.
Numerous scientific studies have also demonstrated that TiO2 is safe to use in a wide range of applications. However, like many other substances, it has been the subject of regulatory scrutiny and media attention.

As the voice of our industry, we want to ensure that the relevant regulatory frameworks and policies concerning TiO2 – as well as the public discussions about its safety and efficacy – are guided only by robust science.

We do this by

A relentless focus on the science of the safety of TiO2 including a robust proactive science programme commissioning new studies to the latest guidelines and scientific techniques at leading universities and research organisations.

Putting the safety of workers in the TiO2 industry at the heart of what we do with long-term studies on the exposure of workers to TiO including producing guidance on best practices for safe use.

Being ready to answer questions from authorities and users about the safety and efficacy of TiO2

Addressing all enquiries about TiO2 in an open and transparent way

Our members

The TDMA and its members work hard to ensure TiO2 is manufactured and used safely and sustainably.

As part of this commitment, our members work to

Implement the Responsible Care® commitment to continuous environmental, health and safety improvement.

Inform and educate users on the efficient and effective use of TiO2.

You can find out more about how we help to ensure TiO2 is manufactured and used in a sustainable way in the sustainability section.

Members of the TDMA