The first years
ANFFECC was born on the 15th November 1977, as a result of the Spanish Association Law, published that year. A group of entrepreneurs dedicated to the production of ceramic frits, glazes and pigments decided to create a new entity in order to defend their needs and common interests.
19 enterprises formed part of ANFFECC in its initial constitution. Some of them, such as Spinelcolor or Silika have disappeared, and other, as Zircolor, Gaya Figueroa and Fancialluci Ibérica have merged into one (Johnson Matthey, actually Endeka Ceramics). In spite of these changes, most of these firms are still producing right now.
The main issues in the first years where the negotiation of the Collective Agreements (right now, ANFFECC follows the Collective Agreement of the Spanish Chemical Industry), the labelling of the products, and the relationship with other associations.