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 ([email protected]) for information or questions.

Company Associates

Australia (1)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FACI)
Korea (1)
Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
Belgium (2)
European Petrochemical Association

New Zealand (1)
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC)
Canada (1)
H.L. Blachford, Ltd.
Spain (1)
Federación Empresarial de la Industria Química Expañola (FEIQUE)
China (3)
Zhejiang NHU Company, Ltd.
WuXi AppTec
China Petrochemical Technology Company, Ltd.
Switzerland (2)
Firmenich SA
Novartis International AG
Germany (6)
Bayer AG
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Covestro Deutschland AG
Evonik Industries AG
Merck KGaA
United Kingdom (2)
Exponent International, Ltd.
Royal Society Of Chemistry (RSC)
Hungary (1)
Gedeon Richter, Ltd.
United States (3)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Bayer U.S. LLC
Dow Chemical Company
Japan (12)
Ajinomoto, Co., Inc.
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.
FujiFilm Corporation
Kao Corporation
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Rigaku Corporation
Shimadzu Corporation
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Takasago International Corp.
Toray Industries, Inc.
Toray Research Center, Inc.