PARSIPPANY, N.J. & WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AdvanSix (NYSE:ASIX) has joined the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the company announced today, becoming a full member of the industry group and taking a seat on its Board of Directors.
“AdvanSix is honored to join with other industry leaders to help tell the story of how chemistry and chemical manufacturing can deliver value and innovation to customers and the economy,” said Erin Kane, president and CEO of AdvanSix. “Everyone at AdvanSix has a relentless focus on safety. Being a member of the ACC reinforces our ongoing commitment to excellence in health, safety and environmental performance and sustaining safe operations for our employees, our customers and the communities in which we operate.”
Cal Dooley, president and CEO of ACC added, “Having AdvanSix, a leading producer of nylon, plant nutrients, and chemical intermediates, helps make ACC a stronger, more effective organization. Our diverse and ever-growing membership represents today’s innovators who play such a vital role in the creation of the ground-breaking products that make our lives and world healthier, safer, more sustainable, and more productive.”
AdvanSix, formerly part of Honeywell, became an independent company in October, 2016 and is one of the world’s leading producers of nylon products, with four U.S.-based manufacturing sites and a global customer base. The company is a fully integrated manufacturer of nylon 6 resin, chemical intermediates and ammonium sulfate fertilizer. AdvanSix has participated in the ACC’s Responsible Care® initiative focused on environment, health, safety and security for many years and will continue to implement that program across the organization.
AdvanSix has a long history in the chemical manufacturing industry, including ownership of the first chemical plant in the United States (Frankford, Penn.). The company’s facility in Hopewell, Va. is one of the world’s largest single-site producers of caprolactam, a primary feedstock for nylon polymers and is a global leader in the production of ammonium sulfate fertilizers. The company’s plant in Chesterfield, Va. is one of the largest U.S. producers of Nylon 6 resins, and its location in Pottsville, Penn. produces films used in packaging and other applications.
About American Chemistry Council
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC’s mission is to deliver business value through exceptional advocacy by pursuing and advocating for science-based policies that enable companies to provide products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $797 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is the largest exporting sector in the U.S., accounting for 14 percent of U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development.
AdvanSix is a leading manufacturer of Nylon 6, a polymer resin which is a synthetic material used by our customers to produce engineered plastics, fibers, filaments and films that, in turn, are used in such end-products as automotive and electronic components, carpets, sports apparel, fishing nets and food and industrial packaging. As a result of our backward integration and the configuration of our manufacturing facilities, we also sell caprolactam, ammonium sulfate fertilizer, acetone and other intermediate chemicals, all of which are produced as part of the Nylon 6 resin manufacturing process. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advan6.com.