IFATCC is as a non-commercial and non-profit entity.

IFATCC was formed during the Colourists Congress in Milan (Italy) on 14th May 1930. The headquarters was located in 1953 in Basel (Switzerland). The Federation carries forward activities for the promotion of cooperation on a worldwide basis between the affiliated Textile Chemists and Colorists associations existing in different nations.

Since 2016 IFATCC is based in Milan, Italy

The Federation is also known with the following names:

International Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists and Colourists

Internationale Föderation der Vereine der Textilchemiker und Coloristen

Fédération Internationale des Associations des Chimistes du Textile et de la Couleur

Federazione Internazionale delle Associazioni di Chimica Tessile e Coloristica

Federación Internacional de las Associaciones de Químicos y Coloristas Textiles

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