Glycol Ethers are a product working group of the Oxygenated Solvent Producers Association (OSPA) which brings together producers of oxygenated solvents in Western Europe.


OSPA, the Oxygenated Solvents Producers Association, is a sector group of Cefic (The European Chemical Industry Council).

Together with HSPA, the Hydrocarbon Solvents Producers Association, OSPA forms ESIG, the European Solvents Industry Group to promote oxygenated and hydrocarbon solvents in Europe and to ensure that the regulatory framework relevant to the manufacture, storage, distribution and use of these solvents is based on sound science and best practice.


The principal objectives of OSPA are:

To foster the perception of oxygenated solvents as valuable, eco-efficient, safe solutions which serve the needs of industry and solvents users including manufacturers and consumers of goods.

To participate actively in the advocacy of the solvent industry with respect to legislation proposals aimed at restricting the use of solvents.

Glycol Ethers charter

See the Glycol Ethers charter