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WASHINGTON (December 8, 2015) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is pleased to announce that NOVA Chemicals Corporation , a leading supplier of polyethylene and expandable styrenic polymers, has joined its Plastics Division. Chris Bezaire, NOVA Chemicals' senior vice president, Polyethylene Business, has been appointed to serve on the Division's Operating Committee.

"NOVA Chemicals looks forward to working with our fellow industry leaders to advance plastics' important contributions to sustainability through outstanding outreach, policy and research," said Chris Bezaire. "Membership in ACC's Plastics Division strengthens our ability to create value for our customers who develop innovative plastic products that take care of food, water and other goods vital to life."

Focused on ethylene, polyethylene and expandable styrenic polymers, the majority of NOVA Chemicals' 2,600 employees are located in Alberta, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

"With operations in Canada and the United States, NOVA Chemicals brings a unique and important perspective to the Plastics Division's ranks," said Steve Russell , vice president of ACC's Plastics Division. "Our continued expansion is a reflection of our members' confidence in our strong strategic focus, and in our ability to deliver value through market facing programs and best-in-class advocacy."

The Plastics Division's members include the nation's leading producers of plastic resins and resin technologies, and are leading the world in breakthrough innovations to improve the quality of our lives, our environment, and our economy.

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