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New name, new focus for Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Chemical Producers’ Association has reinvented itself as the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, to reflect the changing face of the chemistry sector and its renewed commitment to environmental sustainability.

This is the biggest change in the association’s history. In addition to chemical manufacturing, the sector now produces bio-based compounds, new technologies, and “green” chemistry solutions. The association has expanded its membership to include new players committed to the Responsible Care(R) ethic and principles.

Richard Paton, president of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, says the association’s member companies will be at the forefront of the sustainability movement.

“Companies are innovating, thinking about conservation issues, energy efficiency, and preventative action in dealing with their chemicals and products,” he says.

He adds that he hopes the association’s new website will engage members, elected officials, the public and the media in the association’s work around competitiveness, health, safety and the environment, and expects it will foster a new recognition of the Canadian chemistry industry’s key role in finding solutions to the world’s toughest problems.