The National Candle Association (NCA) is the major trade association representing U.S. candle manufacturers and their suppliers.
Founded in 1974, NCA acts as the collective voice for the candle industry in promoting the safe use and enjoyment of candles, monitoring and responding to issues impacting the industry, and advancing the industry as a whole. Its member companies account for approximately 90 percent of all candles made in the United States.
NCA is widely recognized as the leading technical authority on candles and candle manufacturing, and maintains an extensive library on candle research at its Washington, DC headquarters.
Approximately 100 candle manufacturers and suppliers are members of the National Candle Association. All members of the National Candle Association formally pledge:
To promote the manufacture of candles and candle products in accordance with recognized industry standards and practices.
To promote the safe and proper use of candles and candle products.
To pursue product excellence through quality formulations, testing and prudent manufacturing processes.
To foster technical advances and innovation in candle-making.
To uphold consumer confidence through a commitment to product quality and corporate responsibility.
To foster and safeguard a fair and responsible marketplace.
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