The AHPMA is the trade association which represents the UK manufacturers of disposable nappies, feminine hygiene products and continence care products.

The association is the voice of industry with government and other official bodies. It represents its members noncompetitive interests at all levels, dealing with regulatory and legislative matters, the media, health professionals and consumers alike.


AHPMA is affiliated to EDANA (International Association representing nonwovens and related products, including the absorbent hygiene products industry) in Brussels and is an active participant within its European communications arm, HAPCO.

AHPMA was formerly known as the ASPM and was developed in the mid 1940’s to ensure an even supply of materials to manufacturers during post war years.  The organisation was renamed in the mid 90’s and today is an active and dynamic force representing industry.