Helpful Links

Each of the following organizations listed below plays an important role in daily operations of the chemical manufacturing industry. Please visit their websites.

Association Sites

American Chemistry Council ( )
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry. An innovative, $768 billion enterprise, we work to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our nation and our world. Our mission is to deliver value to our members through advocacy, using best-in-class member engagement, political advocacy, communications and scientific research. We are committed to fostering progress in our economy, environment and society.

American Petroleum Institute ( )
The America Petroleum Institute (API) is the major national trade association representing the entire petroleum industry: exploration and production, transportation, refining, and marketing. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and petroleum councils in 33 states, it is a forum for all parts of the oil and natural gas industry to pursue priority public policy objectives and advance the interests of the industry in a legally appropriate manner.

Chemical Producers and Distributors Association ( ) The Chemical Producers and Distributors Association (CPDA) is viewed as the voice of the generic pesticide manufacturer, formulator and distributor in federal legislative and regulatory affairs. CPDA is also recognized as the primary advocate of small to medium-sized pesticide companies within the Congress and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Chemistry and You  ( )
Welcome to the Chemistry and You website.
Discover how much you couldn't live without chemistry, present everywhere you are and in everything you do.

Council for LAB/LAS Environmental Research ( )
The Council for LAB/LAS Environmental Research (CLER) is an organization of scientists and technical specialists representing manufacturers of linear alkylbenzene (LAB)and linear alklbenzene sulfonate (LAS). CLER's mission is to conduct research and distribute scientific information on the environmental safety of the world's number one cleaning ingredient, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate and the material from which it is produced, linear alkylbenzene.

European Chemical Industry Council ( )
CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, is both the forum and the voice of the European chemical industry. It represents, directly or indirectly, about 40,000 large, medium and small chemical companies in Europe, which employ about two million people and account for more than 30% of world chemicals production.

European Fuel Oxygenates Association ( )
EFOA, the European Fuel Oxygenates Association, was founded in 1985 by European producers of MTBE, the most widely used fuel oxygenate. The core mission of EFOA is to act as a reliable, long-term source of information regarding the issues surrounding fuel oxygenates in gasoline

ISOFACTS® Diisocyanates Panel ( )
Chartered in 1988, the Diisocyanates Panel monitors impending regulations and legislation affecting the production or use of diisocyanates, including toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and develops appropriate responses.

ISOPA : The European Isocyanate Producers Association ( )
ISOPA is the European trade association for the producers of diisocyanates, one of the materials used in the production of polyurethanes.

National Association of Manufacturers ( )
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the nation's largest industrial trade association. The NAM represents 14,000 members and 350 member associations serving manufacturers and employees in every industrial sector and all 50 states.  NAM's mission is to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturers and improve American living standards by shaping a legislative and regulatory environment conducive to U.S. economic growth, and to increase understanding among policymakers, the media and the general public about the importance of manufacturing to America's economic strength.

National Petroleum & Refiners Association ( )
The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) promotes the general welfare of its members by gathering and disseminating historical and scientific information and statistics pertaining to the petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. It promotes environmental improvement and provides an effective channel of communication between our members and other associations, government, and the public.

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry ( )
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council promotes the sustainable growth of the polyurethane industry, in accordance with the principles of Responsible Care®, by identifying and managing issues that could impact the industry, in cooperation with user groups. Its members are U.S. producers or distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane or are manufacturers of polyurethane products.

The Ground Water Protection Council ( )
The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) is a nonprofit organization whose members consist of state and federal ground water agencies, industry representatives, environmentalists and concerned citizens, all of whom work toward the protection of the nation's ground water supplies. The purpose of the GWPC is to promote and ensure the use of best management practices and fair but effective laws regarding comprehensive ground water protection.

United States Chamber of Commerce ( )
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.

United States Government Sites

First Gov (  )
FirstGov highlights information and services that agencies offer electronically, encourages cross agency portals, and manages, the official U.S. Internet gateway to all of government that is transforming the way government serves the public.

The U.S. Senate ( )
The U.S. Senate site features information on senators, committees, legislative activities, a history of the senate and its procedures, and e-mail links to write to your senator.

The U.S. House of Representatives ( )
The U.S. Congress site highlights information about House Members, Committees and Leadership. It also provides information on current House Floor activities, educational links and contact information to write your representative.
The White House ( )
The official site of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government features statements and press releases by the President as well as documents, an index of government information, history, and tour information. 

Federal Agency Sites

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( )
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment--air, water, and land--upon which life depends. This site features the latest EPA news, information on projects and programs, and laws and regulations.

The Federal Trade Commission ( )
The Commission seeks to ensure that the nation's markets function competitively, and are vigorous, efficient, and free of undue restrictions. Find current news, consumer protection information, economic issues, and a variety of publications and speeches.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( )
The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers Thus, OSHA establishes protective standards, enforces those standards, and assists employers and employees with technical help and consultation programs.