Company Associates

Company Associates, such industrial companies, research and development institutions and laboratories, or scientific societies, provide input to IUPAC on subjects of concern to industry. The Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI) is the representative of the Company Associates in IUPAC and conducts projects of special interest to industry.

The Company Associate (CA) Program was established in the 1960s to improve collaboration between the chemical industry and IUPAC.  Companies, such as industrial companies, research and development institutions and laboratories, or scientific societies may become associated with IUPAC as Company Associates. The Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI) is the representative of the Company Associates in IUPAC and has the responsibility for developing and maintaining, in collaboration with the National Adhering Organizations (NAOs), an active program to recruit, guide and inform CAs on IUPAC programs and policies. Multinational companies can be recruited in cooperation with the NAO in any or all countries in which the company operates.  COCI can also recruit CAs in countries that are not currently members.  For interest in joining IUPAC as a Company Associate, contact the COCI Chair or Ms. Linda Tapp at LTAPP@IUPAC.ORG. For more information, please refer to the Company Associate Brochure: COCIbrochure04.

Each National Adhering Organization (Member Country) representing a country having two or more Company Associates may propose a National Representative to COCI.  The IUPAC Company Associate Program currently has three different operating schemes. The first scheme (1) is when a NAO manages the Company Associate Program directly.  The second (2) is when IUPAC manages Company Associates directly.  The last (3) is the Complimentary CA Program of which is currently under review.  All Company Associate subscriptions are for one calendar year: January through December.  The minimum annual subscription for each CA is USD 450.00.  The subscription includes an administrative fee of USD 50.00 per company and is paid directly to IUPAC.  The remaining amount of USD 400.00 per company remains with the NAO for its activities.  Companies who participate in the program as individual Company Associates (not managed by a NAO) are charged a fee of USD 450.00 that is paid directly to IUPAC.

IUPAC currently has 58 IUPAC Company Associates and listed below:

Company Associates

Belgium (3)
European Commission - JRC/IRMM
European Petrochemical Association
Solvay & Cie, S.A.
France (3)
Union des Industries Chimique (UIC)
Canada (2)
H. L. Blachford, Ltd.
Woodbridge Foam Corporation
Germany (5)
Merck KGaA
Evonik Industries AG
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Bayer AG
China (1)
China Petrochemical Technology Company, Ltd
Hungary (1)
Gedeon Richter, Ltd
Denmark (2)
Haldor Topsoe
Novozymes A/S
Kuwait (4)
Al Sanea Chemical Products
Kuwait Catalyst Company
Kuwait Cement Company
Takasago International Corp.
Japan (25)
Ajinomoto, Co., Inc.
Asahi Kasei Corportion
Astellas Pharma, Inc.
Chemical Society of Japan
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.
FujiFilm Corporation
Kao Corporation
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
NEC Corporation
Rigaku Corporation
Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
Shimadzu Corporation
Shionogi Co., Ltd.
Showa Denko K. K.
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Takasago International Corp.
Toray Industries, Inc.
Toray Research Center, Inc.
Ube Industries, Ltd.
Russia (3)
Center for Biotic Medicine
NPF Spektr-Lakokraska Co., Ltd.
Korea (1)
Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
Switzerland (2)
Firmenich SA
Novartis International AG
United Kingdom (1)
United States (3)
Dow Chemical Company
INEOS Nitriles