Solvents Industry Association

Solvents Industry Association

About this partner

The Solvents Industry Association exists to promote the safe, sustainable and responsible use of chemical solvents and to ensure that the regulatory framework relevant to the manufacture, storage, distribution and their use is based on sound science and best practice.

What is the SIA?

Established in 1973, the Solvents Industry Association (SIA) has sought to support the UK solvents industry and consumers in the promotion of the safe and responsible use of solvent materials.

With our membership comprising of solvent manufacturers, distributors, hauliers, packaging manufacturers and other solvent-related industries, our products touch the lives of millions of people every day, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.


What do we do?

The SIA exists to promote the UK solvents industry, and endeavours to ensure that the UK regulatory framework relevant to the manufacture, storage, distribution and use of solvents is based on sound science and best practice.

SIA members are committed to the principles of Responsible Care® and each is able to establish close ties with the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) through membership of the Association.

Through our solvent-specific focussed activities, each SIA member is provided with the advice and guidance to comply with the latest legislation and best practice. All of our members are encouraged to share this knowledge with all parties coming into contact with their solvent products.

Close co-operation is maintained with UK legislative bodies such as HSE, Environment Agency, HMRC and others, resulting in the production of high quality, relevant guidance which is available to all those using solvents and solvent-based materials.