European Wax Federation

Who we are

In its more than 30 years of existence EWF has been a forum on regulatory and technical affairs related to natural and synthetic wax.

What we do

EWF represents the European wax producers, refiners and blenders as well as associated members from outside Europe.

Tasks of EWF

  • Monitor the evolution of the EU legislation on waxes
  • Address health and safety issues related to the use of waxes
  • Promote the use of waxes
  • Exchange information relevant to waxes of a scientific, technical, regulatory or institutional nature
  • Provide information to national and international trade associations,governmental and scientific organisations
  • Address issues at all relevant food and food related safety institutions,including but not limited to:
    • on the European level: EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)
    • on the International level: JECFA (Joint WHO/FAO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
    • on the level of the Council of Europe: Pharmacopoeia, Food Contact Materials
  • Develop a communication strategy

About EWF

Wax is a collective term for a range of natural or synthetically derived substances used in a wide variety of applications, among the foremost in importance are candles, packaging, rubber, plastics, polishes, anti corrosives, cosmetics, inks and paints.

EWF key objectives

  • To bring together the European companies manufacturing or blending wax and having their own organisation for the marketing of these products in Europe.
  • To provide a forum for debating questions, problems, facts and topics arising during the manufacture, storage, transport use and disposal of waxes, particularly the developments of regulatory affairs in the EU (Technical, Statistics, Customs) as well as any other subject relating to the interests of the group.
  • To ensure that the views of EWF are made known to other technical groups and organisations, official bodies, and national and international authorities, especially those involved in framing regulations.

Contact us

165 Boulevard du Souverain,
1160 Bruxelles, Belgium