About Us


As the association representing expanded polystyrene manufactures, raw material suppliers and equipment suppliers in South Africa, it is EPSASA’s mission to promote and grow the expanded polystyrene market. EPSASA will achieve this by informing and educating the general public, as well as decision makers and opinion formers on the public and private sector on the benefits, multiple uses and environmentally friendly nature of expanded polystyrene products EPSASA will strive to ensure that the quality and performance standards of its members are world class through the establishment and monitoring of standards, and will also act on their behalf in matters of common interest.

The Association of Architectural Aluminium Manufacturers of South Africa (AAAMSA) was founded by eight companies in July 1974 to foster trade and commerce in relation to those persons associated in the manufacture and installation of architectural aluminium structures. Its main objective is to promote commercial and group interest. Currently the AAAMSA Group administers, beside the architectural aluminium industry, the glass, ceiling and partitioning and insulation industries represented by the following Associations:

AAAMSA – AAAMSA Fenestration
ASDA – Aluminium Stockist and Distributors Association
EPSASA – Expanded Polystyrene Association of Southern Africa
SABISA – South African Building Interior Systems Association
SAFIERA – The South African Fenestration Insulation Energy Rating Association
SAGGA – South African Glass & Glazing Association
SAGI – The South African Glass Institute
SASA – Skylight Association of Southern Africa
TIASA – Thermal Insulation Association of Southern Africa
TPMA – Thermal Panel Manufacturers Association
The AAAMSA Group is represented at the following industry forums:
CETA – Construction Education and Training Authority
CIDB – Construction Industry Development Board
JBCC – Joint Building Contracts Committee
MBSA – Master Builders South Africa
SABS – South African Bureau of Standards
SECC – Specialist Engineering Contractors Committee

Marketing is focussed on the specifier namely Architects, Engineers, Product Managers and Quantity Surveyors. This marketing is done in the shape of Selection Guides and General Specifications which are based on the requirements contained in the National Building Regulations Act and the relevant SABS Standards.