Founded in 1970, the British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association (BSTSA) was originally set up to represent the surface treatment supply industry in the UK.  Our members are engaged in the manufacture and sale of process chemicals, plant and equipment, and ancillary products for the surface treatment of metals and other materials.

The principle objective of the BSTSA is to safeguard the future of the industry by promoting best practice on sustainable production activities and techniques, whilst protecting our environment. A significant contribution towards this is made to UK manufacturing through the global expertise of the BSTSA membership.

Aims & Objectives

For the mutual support and benefit of its members the aims & objectives are

  • To expand the market for surface treatment products
  •  To promote the benefits of surface treatment products and processes to manufacturing industry
  • To promote development and use of innovative surface treatment technology
  • To encourage higher standards of quality in the surface treatment industry

Mission Statement

The British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association is dedicated to the promotion and continuous improvement of the surface treatment industry to the mutual benefit of its members and the customers they serve. Members are committed to upholding the highest standards of quality, health and safety and environmental protection.


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