Federchimica is the Italian Federation of the Chemical Industry. It is a member of Confindustria (General Confederation of the Italian Industry) and CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council). Nowadays, in Federchimica there are 1350 member companies, with a total of 90.000 employees. The companies are grouped in 17 Sector Associations articulated into 41 Product Groups. The most important Sector Association is AISPEC - the Italian Association of Fine Chemicals and specialized sectors. It is composed by 14 Product Groups dealing with Fine Chemicals, specialized sectors and engineering industry among these there is Mapic - The Group of raw materials for cosmetic industry and additives for cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.
Mapic represents many companies which manufacture and market cosmetic’s raw materials: over eight thousand ingredients from different origin, characteristics and physico-chemical properties, belonging to all the pertinent categories (dyes, emollient and oily components, natural extracts, UV filters, functional principles, surfactants and emulsifiers, etc.).