BASA Membership


BASA has over 100 member companies which collectively represent around 85% of all UK industrial adhesive and sealant manufactures. More information on BASA membership is available on the ‘About BASA’ page where you can download information on subscription rates, benefits, constitution, Code of Conduct and Mission Statement. BASA Membership applications are now submitted online via our electronic application form accessed from the Home Page.

If you have any questions or would like additional information before you apply for Membership please email the secretary with your company contact details including address, telephone number and website address.

Click here to subscribe to the BASA website if you are an employee of an existing Member Company

Member Benefits

BASA delivers a broad range of benefits exclusively for members, including:

  • Regular opportunities to network and meet with members; BASA events are attended by more than 600 managers and staff of member companies every year
  • Guidance on a wide range of technical and business issues
  • Industry representation to government, and national/ international bodies such as BSI
  • Campaigning on industry issues
  • Business services including a Business Support helpline and industry surveys
  • Promotion of your business through the BASA website and handbook
  • A network to other adhesive associations in Europe through our affiliation to FEICA
  • Industry training and seminars
  • Regular reports on a wide range of technical and business issues

Key activities

BASA is run for and by its members organising a wide programme of events and activities aimed at promoting the legitimate interests of its members and to enhance the prosperity of the industry.

Technical Programmes

BASA provides the voice for our industry. Our working parties staffed by technical experts from member companies with support from experienced consultants, consider and contribute towards a wide range of technical issues including national and international standards, legislation and regulation, and inter-industry co-operation. BASA sits on many relevant standards committees within BSI, ISO and CEN and is regularly consulted by government on industry matters.

Representing Member Interests

Our Association is for more than adhesives and sealants producers. We also enjoy the active support of many suppliers of raw materials and services, machinery manufacturers, distributors and allied businesses. Large or small, Full Member or Associate, BASA encourages all members to play a full and active part in its work to ensure we fully represent and meet the needs of our industry.

European Representation

Since 1974 BASA has been one of the most active partners within FEICA, the European Federation of the Adhesives Industry. As an increasing amount of regulation affecting our industry is derived from the European Commission, BASA’s role ensures that UK industry concerns are strongly represented at the European level.

Regulatory Support

Information, interpretation and guidance on regulatory issues relating to the adhesives and sealants industry is delivered to members through a range of communications including technical and management notices, our newsletter, The BASA Bulletin, regular technical meetings, the website and special training seminars.

Hosting Networking Opportunities

An active programme of technical, business and social events provides a forum for sharing and exchanging information on issues of broad concern to our industry as well as assisting the development of good personal relationships.

Industry Surveys

Regular industry surveys keep members up to date with sentiment in the industry.