Transforming the Way We Use Energy
The business of chemistry can be part of the answer. Through chemistry we are creating energy solutions that will enable a strong, secure and sustainable future.

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Enhancing Scientific Understanding of Chemical Safety
ACC sponsors the Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) to promote innovations in chemical safety assessments. It invests in science essential for understanding the impact of chemicals on human health and the environment.

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Enabling Cutting-Edge Advancements
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.

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Creating Ground-Breaking Medical Innovations
Pharmaceuticals are central to human health and welfare, and 93% 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.

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Driving Innovations That Create a Healthier, Safer and More Sustainable Future

In 2013, chemical companies invested $56 billion in research and development to support new innovation. In fact, 17 percent of U.S. patents are chemistry or chemistry-related like life-saving medical treatments, automobile safety improvements and clean energy technologies.

Learn more about policies that can help American chemistry continue innovating, creating jobs and enhancing safety:

TSCA Reform

Revised draft bill in U.S. House builds on momentum to reform TSCA. Learn More »

Shale Gas

Shale gas is creating a renaissance in U.S. plastics manufacturing. Learn More »

Energy Efficiency

ACC welcomes a Senate hearing on energy efficiency legislation. Learn More »


ACC members make valuable contributions to our nation’s portfolio of energy efficient innovations.

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