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PACIA transitions to Chemistry Australia - February 2017

We are delighted to announce that the formal transition from PACIA to Chemistry Australia is now complete. This marks an exciting and historic change in the identity of the peak industry Association, following the unanimous resolution at the AGM in October 2016.

Chemistry Australia remains the pre-eminent national body representing Australia’s $40 billion chemistry industry, delivering a strategic work plan for a broader, more aligned industry.

Chemistry Australia CEO, Samantha Read said, “This is the most significant change for the Association in 22 years. Chemistry is the common thread that connects all our businesses, it better represents the full breadth of the membership.

“We are focussed on the knowledge and capability that underpins all parts of our essential industry, changing the conversation from end-products to value-adding supply chains; and from industry silos to collaborative partnerships that drive innovation.

“We are very excited about the potential of Chemistry Australia to deliver outcomes for the industry and Australia, and increase awareness of the important role of the business of chemistry to our economy and way of life.

“The representation and the valuable services the Association provides for members will not change, but the shift will strengthen our activities and outcomes.

‘’We look forward to working with all our stakeholders under the new banner,’’ said Ms Read.


Media contacts:
Krista Imberger – [email protected] or 0439 318 290
Claire Selby – [email protected] or 0448 028 876

Chemistry Australia is the national voice for the strategically significant $40 billion Australian chemistry industry, one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country. The industry employs more than 60,000 people and contributes more than $11.6 billion to GDP in industry value add. Ranging in size from small family-owned businesses to national and multi-national enterprises, Chemistry Australia members include chemicals manufacturers, importers and distributors, logistics and supply chain partners, raw material suppliers, plastics fabricators and compounders, chemicals and plastics recyclers and service providers to the industry.


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