Industry Links

The following are some links to sites external to NOVA Chemicals, but that may be of interest.

The American Plastics Council (APC)* - The APC is a national trade association working to ensure plastics are a preferred material by actively demonstrating they are a responsible choice in a more environmentally conscious world. The American Plastics Council site is comprised of five different sites that provide information about the benefits of plastics.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC)* - The American Chemistry Council, formerly the Chemical Manufacturers Association, is one of the oldest trade associations in North America. The ACC sponsors Responsible Care®, the industry's commitment to the public to continuously improve its health, safety and environmental performance. It also serves as the focal point for the chemical industry's collective action on legislative, regulatory and legal matters at the international, national and state levels.

The Canadian Chemical Producers' Association (CCPA) - The CCPA, founded in 1962, has a membership of 68 companies producing a broad range of petrochemicals, inorganic chemicals and synthetic resins amounted to $15 billion for 1995, resulting in the direct employment of over 27,300 people.

The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) - The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) provides analysis of the crude oil, NGL and natural gas markets both regionally in North America and globally (crude oil only).

The Canadian Polystyrene Recycling Association (CPRA) - CPRA was formed in 1989 as the only dedicated polystyrene recycling facility in Canada. This organization functions to raise consumer awareness about its polystyrene recycling program as well as to manufacture and sell recycled polystyrene resins. CPRA is made up of 22 Canadian companies, including polystyrene resin producers, polystyrene product manufacturers, distributors and end-users of disposable polystyrene products.

Foodservice and Packaging Institute (FPI) - Founded in 1933, the FPI is the material-neutral trade association for manufacturers, raw-material suppliers, machinery suppliers, and distributors of foodservice disposable products. The FPI's mission is to promote the sanitary, safety, functional, economic and environmental benefits of foodservice disposables. The FPI supports the environmentally responsible manufacture, distribution, use and disposal of these products.

The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) - In 1988, about 35 polystyrene manufacturers formed the PSPC, which is a special purpose group of The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. in Washington, D.C. The PSPC represents major producers of polystyrene food service and protective packaging products, and suppliers of resin to make these products. The PSPC and its member companies work with local governments and the public to increase awareness of polystyrene recycling, answer questions about polystyrene manufacture and use, and help those who want to collect polystyrene find a nearby recycler.

The Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA) - SIPA is a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators/distributors, design professionals and builders committed to providing quality structural insulated panels for all segments of the construction industry. Its mission is to increase the use and acceptance of SIPs in North America through a strong trade association that provides an industry forum for promotion, communication, education, research and quality assurance.

The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) - Founded in 1987 as the principal focal point for public information and research on the chemical styrene. Styrene is an essential component in the manufacturing of thousands of everyday products, which provides strength, flexibility, and light weight. SIRC also serves as a liaison between industry, federal and state government, and international agencies on health-related issues involving styrene.

* APC & ACC combined into one organization in 2001.
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