FMA Changes Name to the International Fragrance Association North America

Oct 13, 2010, 16:46 ET from International Fragrance Association North America

Reconfirms commitment to safety, advocacy, and collaboration on regional and global levels

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the annual Fall Workshop and Luncheon in Teaneck, New Jersey, the Fragrance Materials Association announced its strategic realignment with the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) to become IFRA North America.  The event also marked the launch of the new website,, which contains in-depth information about fragrance industry and safety.

"IFRA North America has a strong 83-year history as the leading fragrance materials association in North America," said Jennifer Abril, Executive Director.  "Our new expanded global reach will serve not only our members, but also the public as we ensure the safety of fragrance ingredients and products through industry-wide compliance with the IFRA Code of Practice."

The name change reflects the growing need of IFRA North America's members to leverage global resources to strengthen its voice in North America.

About IFRA North America

IFRA North America ( represents the fragrance materials industry in the United States and Canada.  IFRA North America member companies create and manufacture perfumes and fragrances for personal care, home care, and home design products.  Companies that supply fragrance ingredients, such as essential oils and other raw materials, are also IFRA North America members.

IFRA North America advocates on behalf of the global fragrance industry.  We interact with legislative and regulatory bodies and other stakeholders in the US and Canada and worldwide – through our affiliation with IFRA Global.

By combining the art and science of making fragrances, our members bring to the world a universe of products enjoyed safely by millions every day.

SOURCE International Fragrance Association North America