Overview

From developing solar-powered aircraft to pioneering the latest advancements in pharmaceuticals, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) members are at the forefront of innovation. In 2014, chemical companies invested $59 billion in research and development to support innovation. 

In fact, we invest more in research and development than leading industries like electronics, automobiles and healthcare. It is our belief that innovation will create a healthier, safer and more sustainable future.

Energy

The products of chemistry save energy by improving energy efficiency in our homes, offices and factories and by making cars and packaging more lightweight.

Health

Pharmaceuticals are central to human health and welfare, and 39% of pharmaceuticals sold in the U.S. rely on chlorine chemistry. These medicines and innovations have increased life expectancy by more than 30 years over the past century.

Technology

The business of chemistry excels at continuously bringing new, imaginative and innovative ideas to market - applied technology in medical devices, aerospace, computing, cars, fuels and more.

Environment

Efforts to preserve the environment-our air, water, land and climate-are made possible in large part thanks to the innovative products of chemistry.

News

News & Resources

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Jobs

Jobs and Economic Impact

More than 800,000 Americans rely on jobs in the chemistry industry—earning 47 percent more than the average manufacturing wage.

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