The IUPAC Company Associates (CA) program has been an important link between IUPAC and the chemistry-based industries for many decades. IUPAC provides an essential platform for the chemical industry and for chemists and related professionals from industry through networking, global recognition, and participation in IUPAC projects that span the field of chemistry. Company Associates participate actively by supporting IUPAC’s roles as the provider of the common language for chemistry, standards that facilitate chemical commerce, capacity building in the developing world, and conferences and projects that advance the chemistry enterprise.
As IUPAC approaches its second century it is focusing on new strategic programs such as Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, Informatics and Machine Learning. We recognize the importance of these areas to industry and the contributions industry can make if more effectively engaged. In this context IUPAC has carried out a review of the CA program and has developed a proposal to revitalize the program to make it more relevant to companies and to the individual chemists and engineers who work for them.
The Executive Committee and Bureau were consulted and provided input, and the Bureau approved the proposed changes in April 2017. The CA Program was approved at the 49th Council meeting in São Paulo, Brazil in July 2017. The CA program for 2018, including current Company Associates and new CAs, was described in this letter.
The aspects of the program were phased in during the 2018-2019 biennium. The administration of the program, as in past years, allows NAO’s to choose to administer the program in their country or to have the IUPAC Secretariat manage their Company Associates. You may contact the Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information or questions.
|Belgium (2) |
European Petrochemical Association
Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
|Canada (1) |
H.L. Blachford, Ltd.
Evonik Industries AG
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Zhejiang NHU Company, Ltd.
China Petrochemical Technology Company, Ltd.
Gedeon Richter, Ltd.
Société Africaine de Raffinage
|Japan (12) |
Ajinomoto, Co., Inc.
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Takasago International Corp.
Toray Industries, Inc.
Toray Research Center, Inc.
Novartis International AG
|United Kingdom (1)|
Exponent International, Ltd.
|United States (2)
Bayer U.S. LLC
Dow Chemical Company