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ACC’s Plastics Division Welcomes New Wave of Value Chain Members

Matthew Kastner

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 5, 2021) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC)’s Plastics Division is pleased to welcome 12 new companies to its newly created value chain membership tier, which includes converters, distributors, and additive and equipment suppliers who participate in ACC’s Responsible Care® program, Operation Clean Sweep®, or an applicable equivalent operational safety program. These new members include: Agilyx, Alterra Energy, Berry Global, Braven Environmental, Brightmark, Encina, NPXOne, Pregis, Saudi Aramco, Sealed Air, Tekni-Plex, and WinCup.

Through this new membership tier, ACC’s Plastic Division is inviting companies from across the plastics value chain to join in the organization’s best-in-class advocacy efforts. 

“Our expanding and diversified membership underscores ACC’s leadership role on plastics issues, the value of Plastics Division engagement, and our industry’s commitment to helping solve some of the nation’s greatest challenges — such as accelerating a circular economy and moving toward a lower carbon and more sustainable future,” said Joshua Baca, ACC’s vice president of plastics. “Our growing membership is strengthening industry’s support of sound public policy, investments in sustainability, and ability to deliver innovative products that that benefit people and the planet.”

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.

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