Who We Are

The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is the only U.S. trade association representing color pigments manufacturers, intermediate suppliers, distributor companies and service providers in North America.

Since it was formed in 1925, CPMA has been dedicated to identifying solutions to public policy challenges facing the color pigments industry. Today, CPMA serves as the recognized industry voice and expert on environmental, health, safety and trade issues, engaging government agencies and collaborating with industry stakeholders in shaping the future of the color pigments industry and its diverse markets. CPMA members gain insight into the latest legislation and regulations impacting their companies and products, receive sound guidance tools necessary for business compliance and learn about technical innovations necessary to meet customer expectations.

To learn more about CPMA membership and activities, download our 2019 Association Update.


CPMA serves as the recognized industry voice for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in the North American color pigments value chain. The association:

  • Provides guidance tools and technical resources for compliance with safety, health and environmental laws impacting color pigments products.
  • Advocates for enactment of laws and regulations that facilitate economic growth in North America for color pigments manufacturers and downstream customers.
  • Provides membership forums for sharing industry best practices to improve quality performance that enhances the value for shareholders, customers, employees and society.