LyondellBasell, Braskem join American Chemistry Council

22 September 2010 22:05  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has added major chemical producers LyondellBasell and Braskem to its list of member companies, the trade group said on Wednesday.

In addition, LyondellBasell CEO Jim Gallogly and Braskem PP (polypropylene) Americas senior vice president Bruce Rubin were appointed to the ACC’s board of directors, the group said.

“The next few years hold both opportunities and challenges for the US chemical industry,” Gallogly said in a statement. “ACC membership allows us to work as a collective and constructive partner on public policy to promote a favourable business climate.”

Meanwhile, Braskem’s Rubin said that the ACC offered “innovative approaches” to a number of complex issues.

Its collaborative approach has created a seat at the table on virtually every major policy initiative,” Rubin said.

Brazil-based Braskem acquired the US chemicals business of Sunoco earlier this year.

The ACC also added Styron to its member list, it said. Styron is comprised of the styrenics businesses formerly owned by Dow Chemical.

In all, the ACC has added 18 new member companies in 2010, it said.

“Our expansion is a reflection of the results we are delivering to the entire value chain,” said ACC chief executive Cal Dooley. “In this dynamic climate, ACC’s growth continues to be driven by its refocused mission of creating business value through exceptional advocacy.”

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By: Ben DuBose
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