The Asbestos Cement Products Manufacturers Association (ACPMA) is a non-profit organization and is registered with the Registrar of Societies under Indian Societies Act 1860. The Association was formed in 1985 with an objective to aid, stimulate and advise promotion of Chrysotile Asbestos Cement Products (Sheets and Pipes) in India.
ACPMA is affiliated to International Chrysotile Association, (ICA), USA. ICA is an international body formed by various country Associations and has a membership of 23 countries prominent being Canada, Brazil, China, Russia, Mexico amongst others. ICA actively represents the interest of Chrysotile Industry world over and takes up issues with various international forums namely, WHO, ILO, WTO, EC, etc. on matters related to latest scientific findings on the controlled use of Chrysotile. ICA is dedicated to collecting latest scientific evidence on safe use of Chrysotile for comparing with substitute materials being promoted. ICA had initiated a study on “Biopersistence of Chrysotile Asbestos following inhalation,� the results of which have been published in the Journal Inhalation Toxicology, 17: 1-14, 2005.
ACPMA regularly receives from ICA latest information on various technical, scientific and health related issues connected with the safe use of Chrysotile. All such information is disseminated amongst Members and others connected with the Industry including Govt. regulatory bodies.
ACPMA currently has 15 Members having 51 manufacturing units located in various States providing direct and indirect employment to approximately 300,000 (Three Lakh) persons and having a gross annual turnover of approx Rs.4500/- crores.
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The activities of the Association are managed by a Management Committee, with a Chairman and a Vice Chairman who are elected from amongst the Management Committee Members once, every two years. Click here for more details.
The day to day activities of the Association are run by its Secretariat located at 502, Mansarovar, 90, Nehru Place, New Delhi - 110 019.