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American Chemistry Council

What Does American Chemistry Council Mean?

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is an industry trade associated based in Washington D.C. It represents chemical companies in the United States, as well as the Plastics and Chlorine Industry, the Chlorine Chemical Council, and the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry.

Safeopedia Explains American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council was founded in 1872 as the Manufacturing Chemists' Association. In 1978, it renamed itself the Chemical Manufacturers Association and subsequently adopted its current name in 2000.

The ACC represents more than 190 chemical companies. Its members range from small organizations to large corporations that are involved in chemical research and chemical manufacturing. More than half of these members are small and medium-sized manufacturers.

The ACC’s Mission

The American Chemistry Council's mission is to advocate for its member and act as a collective voice for the chemical industry. The ACC's public policy agenda is focused on chemical innovation, the creation of jobs, and protecting the safety of people and the environment.



Chemical Manufacturers Association, Manufacturing Chemists Association

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