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Who We Are

The Australian Paint Manufacturers’ Federation Inc (APMF) was established in 1947. Today, its purpose is to represent and advance the interests of its members to ensure the sustainability of the Australian paint and surface coatings industry. The industry produces some $2.7 billion worth of surface coating products and directly employees some 7,500 persons. The APMF represents 40 companies and our members account for over 90 percent of all paint manufactured in Australia. It is a not-for-profit industry association.

The APMF is governed by a National Council representing both large and small manufacturers as well as members who are the suppliers of materials and services to the surface coatings industry. The APMF is managed by Chemistry Australia Ltd and provides a range of services in the health, safety, environment, packaging, distribution, storage, logistics and technical areas. The APMF is the chief industry advocate for the State and Federal Governments and various statutory authorities.

The Federation also fulfils a vital function in advising members of changes to relevant legislation and regulations, and in representing members’ concerns to the relevant regulatory authorities. Relevant statistical reports and analysis are also regularly circulated to our members.