Closure & Container Manufacturers Association

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Logo of the Closure & Container Manufacturers Association.

The Closure & Container Manufacturers Association (CCMA) is a United States trade association of manufacturers who produce closures and containers. Only manufacturers of plastic containers are represented in the association, although this may change in time.

Purpose[edit]

The CCMA exists to promote voluntary industry standards, and to act as the industry's liaison with government, academia, and other allied trade associations.

Activities[edit]

The CCMA has two major committees:

(1) The Closure Manufacturers Committee: (a) promotes efficiency in the closure industry; (b) develops voluntary standard drawings for closures; (c) makes available to members technical data about closures; (d) liaises with other closure manufacturer trade organizations worldwide to attempt to create voluntary worldwide standards for closures; (e) works with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create industry standards compatible with legal requirements; and (f) works with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promote childproof closures to prevent accidental poisoning.

(2) The Plastic Container Manufacturers Committee: (a) develops voluntary standards for containers; (b) makes available to members technical data about containers; and (c) liaises with other container manufacturer trade organizations worldwide to attempt to create voluntary worldwide standards for containers.

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