|Benefits of Membership|
The Pine Chemicals Association International (PCA) is the only international association dedicated exclusively to the global pine chemicals industry since its founding in 1947. The overall purpose is to promote the general development and improvement of member companies by fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the pine chemicals industry, as well as, representing the industry as a whole on an international basis.
Pine Chemicals are environmentally friendly products that use natural, renewable products as primary raw materials originating from sustainable forestry sources. The chemicals produced by this industry are used in consumer products such as flavors and fragrances, vitamin intermediates, disinfectants, inks, adhesives, paints, papermaking, synthetic rubber production, soaps and mining chemicals.
The association exists to serve its membership, which is accomplished by being both proactive and reactive on key issues affecting the pine chemicals industry, hosting seminars and conferences, and providing publications, bulletins and consultation services to its member companies on an ongoing basis. PCA members include forest owners, rosin and terpene producers and consumers of crude gum tapped from pine trees, and producers, consumers and users of papermaking co-products, including tall oil rosin, tall oil fatty acids and terpene chemicals, as well as, academic and research organizations, engineering firms and equipment, packaging and transportation distributors and suppliers within the industry.
The Pine Chemicals Industry is facing many changes and challenges. These include:
The good news is that our products are renewable and based on sustainable forestry.
If ever there was a time our industry needed a consolidated effort to improve productivity, lower costs and collectively push back against unnecessary regulations and poorly conceived legislation, now is the time.
The Pine Chemical Association International (PCA) is the only international group focused entirely on supporting the Pine Chemicals Industry. Our actions support your company and the industry, both directly and indirectly. This support includes:
Our PCA committees, composed of member company employees, are the backbone of our association and they continue to be quite active and productive providing guidance and knowledge sharing that benefits both your company and the overall industry.
Members are the lifeblood of the PCA. Your involvement, contributions and support as a member of the PCA are vital for us to be successful advocates for the global pine chemicals industry, particularly given the current economic, legislative, and regulatory climate.
It is crucial for the PCA to have full industry support and hope that you will consider becoming a member of the PCA. We look forward to your attendance at our future conferences and welcoming you as a member of the Pine Chemicals Association International. Please contact us with any questions you have about the value the PCA brings to your specific business needs.
Best personal regards,
Alejandro Cunningham, President
Amanda Young, Executive Director
Wendi Kidd, Executive Assistant