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WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2012) - The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) board of directors last week approved the membership of two manufacturing companies and the establishment of four chemical product and market sector groups.

"Companies and product and sector groups join ACC because they see first-hand the value that we deliver throughout the entire chemical value chain," said Cal Dooley, President and CEO of ACC. "Our 2011 achievements-which included stopping the enactment of misguided new ozone standards that would hinder job growth and investment, to advancing reform of EPA's IRIS chemical risk assessment program-all deliver bottom-line business value in what remains a challenging economic climate," he added.

The companies approved last week, ChemOrganics of Houston, Texas and Pinova Holdings of Brunswick, Georgia, continue to expand the diversity of ACC's membership. Together they represent products ranging from pharmaceutical intermediates and personal care products to specialty resins serving the adhesive, construction and agriculture markets.

Also joining ACC and operating under its Chemical Products and Technology division were several self-funded product and market sector groups representing interests as diverse as lithium materials, silicones and polyethylene films.

In addition to its industry-wide advocacy, ACC provides product and market sector groups with comprehensive issue management services including regulatory, legislative and marketplace advocacy; research; legal; and communication services.

Squire Sanders (US) LLP was also approved as an ACC associate member. Associate members are non-manufacturing service providers to the chemical industry. 

At what was its first meeting of the year, the ACC board also announced its 2013 officers. They include:

"Our three member company officers have a long history with ACC and the industry, and will ensure that ACC remains a constructive partner on  key public policy initiatives by helping our elected officials understand how our industry helps solve critical challenges facing our nation," said Dooley.

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