The Australian Paint Manufacturers’ Federation (APMF) represents paint and ink manufacturing companies operating across Australia, with its membership accounting for some 95 percent of all paint manufactured in Australia today. The paint and coatings industry in Australia produces $3 billion in revenue, and continues to be one of the most important components of the nation’s broader chemical segment. The industry also makes a significant contribution to Australia’s economy through its purchase of locally produced materials. More than 60 percent of raw materials used by the industry are sourced locally, aiding Australia’s growing economy. These raw materials include primary inputs, such as titanium dioxide, acrylic emulsions, alkyd resins and driers, cardboard packaging, metal and plastic cans, labels, pamphlets and brochures.