- Alkali Manufacturers Association of India (AMAI) was established in 1960 & registered on 23rd August 1977.
- AMAI is a Registered Non-profit making Public Limited Company under Section 25 of Companies Act, 1956. (Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013)
- At the time of Registration of the Association in 1977, the Members of AMAI included,
- Dhrangadha Chemicals Works Ltd, Dhragandhra, Gujarat
- Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd, Calcutta, West Bengal
- The Titaghur Paper Mills Co. Ltd, Calcutta, West Bengal
- Jayshree Chemicals Ltd., Calcutta, West Bengal
- Hukumchand Jute Mills Ltd., Calcutta, West Bengal
- The Mettur Chemicals & Industrial Corpn Ltd. , Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu
- Jiyajeerao Cotton Mills Ltd., Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
- The Gwalior Rayon Silk Mfg. (Wvg.) Co. Ltd., Nagda, Madhya Pradesh
- The Standard Mills Co. Ltd, Mumbai
- The Delhi Cloth & General Mills Co. Ltd., Delhi
- The National Rayon Corporation Ltd., Mumbai
Registered Office of the Association was transferred from Mumbai, State of Maharashtra to Delhi on 18th October 1993.
Corporate Social Responsibility for Environmental Protection Programme was launched on 13th March 2003 by Ministry of Environment & Forests, GOI for 17 most polluting industries. The CREP Programme recommended Reduction of mercury emissions, effluent and waste gradually and finally conversion to the most energy efficient and environment friendly membrane cell technology. Industry took a voluntary initiative towards switching over to membrane cell technology and achieved the target set in CREP.
Dedicated Safety-Health-Environment Cell set up in the Association Secretariat in 2008.
AMAI became Member of World Chlorine Council, the international Chlorine Body, in February 2012.
AMAI instituted National Water Chlorination Day in 2012 to promote disinfection of drinking water using chlorine. This day is observed on 20th September every year.
First Chemical Association in India to commission a dedicated Chlorine Emergency Response Network (CERN) for handling chemical (Chlorine) emergencies during transportation and use at customers’ premises. All-India Toll-Free Service No. 1800-11-1735 has been in successful operation since 2013.
Second country (After Japan) to completely phase out mercury based technology and achieve full conversion to most energy efficient and environment friendly membrane-cell technology for producing caustic soda/ caustic potash by March 2016.
- 2014 till date
Imparting FREE training on safe handling of chlorine during transportation and at consumers end – in Mission Mode. Trained 2,224 personnel covering 694 industries across 11 States and 2 Union Territories through demonstration-workshops all over India
On 3rd April 2018, the government notified the Bureau of Indian Standard (Caustic Soda) Order, 2018 to enforce the compulsory use of standard mark on caustic soda as per IS 252 : 2013. Caustic soda has become the first chemical notified by the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers to come under mandatory certification.
The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) have published the “Guidelines for Transportation of Dry chlorine Gas through Pipeline” for compliance. The document is available at