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ACC’s Plastics Division Welcomes New Member OxyChem

Matthew Kastner

WASHINGTON (September 23, 2021) – The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Division today announced its newest regular member, OxyChem – a leading manufacturer of vinyl resins used for a wide range of indispensable lifesaving and life-enhancing products. OxyChem joins other leaders in the plastics industry to advance sustainability, innovation, and a lower carbon future across the sector.

“We’re excited about our growing membership, which reflects not only ACC’s role as a leading advocate for the plastics industry, but also our members’ dedication to helping solve some of society’s biggest challenges,” said Joshua Baca, vice president of ACC’s Plastics Division. “With the continued, strong support of our members, we look forward to driving advancement of responsible, science-based public policy that helps end plastic waste through circular and sustainable solutions.”

“Joining ACC’s Plastics Division supports our company’s important sustainability goals, including product circularity, recycling and waste reduction,” said Jeremy Burnell, OxyChem’s vice president of vinyls. “This engagement with the ACC’s Plastics Division also builds on OxyChem’s existing participation in Operation Clean Sweep Blue, the product stewardship program dedicated to helping achieve zero plastic resin loss into the environment.”

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®; common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues; and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $486 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is among the largest exporters in the nation, accounting for ten percent of all U.S. goods exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.


Based in Dallas, Texas, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Canada and Chile, OxyChem is among the top three producers in the United States for the PVC, chlor-alkali, chlorinated organic, and other principal products it manufacturers and markets. OxyChem vinyl products are used for indispensable medical supplies, PVC pipe for delivering safe drinking water, and a variety of other long-lasting products essential to the automotive, electrical, and construction sectors. Dedicated to helping keep plastics out of the environment, including oceans and other waterways, OxyChem is a founding partner of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a founding member of the Vinyl Sustainability Council, a member of OCS Blue and a participant in the industry's +Vantage Vinyl™ program.

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