Industry Resources


Industry Organizations

ACCYTEC: Colombian Association for Cosmetic Science and Technology 
(ACCYTEC: Asociación Colombiana de Ciencia Y Technologia Cosmética)
ACCYTEC is a non-profit organization that promotes the academic, technical, and personal development of their partners for the well-being of the cosmetic sector in Colombia.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. 
ASC serves as a leading marketplace for the exchange of information about products and services and interfacing among manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry. 

American Chemistry Council 
Represents leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. Stepan Company is a member of ACC and participates in the Responsible Care Program.

American Cleaning Institute
ACI is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry™, representing producers of household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products, their ingredients and finished packaging; oleochemical producers; and chemical distributors to the cleaning product industry.

ANDI: National Association of Colombian Entrepreneurs 
(ANDI: Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia)
ANDI is a non-profit labor union that aims to spread and promote the political, economic and social structures of a free enterprise system. A significant percentage of its members consist of companies in various sectors, including, but not limited to, industrial, financial, agribusiness, food, commercial, and services.

Association of European Adhesives Manufacturers
(Fédération Européenne des Industries de Colles et Adhésifs)
FEICA is the association for the European Adhesives Manufacturers.
FEICA is formed of 15 National associations who altogether count 480 member companies.

Cefic: European Chemical Industry Council
Cefic European Chemical Industry Council: information about chemical industry and chemistry applications, health, safety and environmental aspects, research and more.

Center for the Polyurethane Industry 
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is a business unit of the American Plastics Council. Its members are U.S. producers or distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethanes, or are manufacturers of polyurethane products.

CESIO: European Committee for Surfactants
CESIO was set up, in 1974, to address issues affecting the European industry of organic surfactants and their intermediates. CESIO aims to develop new scientific knowledge in human health and environment to optimise the safe use of surfactants and to secure Industry’s contribution to the beneficial development of society at large.

Chemical Industry Council of Illinois 
The Chemical Industry Council of Illinois (CICI) is a state-wide business trade group that represents the interests of the chemical industry in the state of Illinois.

CIA: Chemical Industry Association, UK
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is the largest organisation that represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses throughout the UK. We represent all sizes of chemical and pharmaceutical businesses and approximately 70% of our members are overseas headquartered.

Consumer Specialty Products Association  
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of more than $80 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments.

EBPF: European Biocidal Products Forum 
The European Biocidal Products Forum helps companies and individuals understand the use, regulations and benefits of biocides. 

ICONTEC: Colombian Institute of Standardization and Certification 
(ICONTEC: Instituto Colombiano de Normalizacion y Certificación)
It is a non-profit organization, established in 1963, with international coverage and the goal of meeting the needs of different financial sectors. ICONTEC is an active member of the most important international and regional agencies, allowing the organization to participate in the definition and development of international and regional standards.

International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) 
The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists is a worldwide federation dedicated to international cooperation in cosmetic science and technology. Over 15,000 cosmetic chemists have met the high standards of the IFSCC.

National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers 
The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) promotes the general development and improvement of member companies by fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry as well as representing the industry as a whole on a national basis.

Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association 
The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) is the national trade association that advances the use of polyisocyanurate (polyiso) insulation. Polyiso is one of the nation’s most widely used and cost-effective insulation products. PIMA's membership consists of manufacturers polyiso insulation as well as suppliers to the industry.

Polyurethane Foam Association 
The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) is the trade association of U.S. flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) manufacturers and their suppliers. PFA is focused on the education of foam users and allied industries, addressing technology, safety and the responsible environmental and health record of FPF.

PU Europe
PU Europe represents foam producers, raw material suppliers and component manufacturers from eleven EU Member States.

PU Europe: Polyurethanes materials in insulation applications 
The PU-Europe website for the promotion of the use of and information on polyurethane materials in insulation applications.

Chemistry and Technology of Polyurethanes 
(Química e Tecnologia de Poliuretanos)
Stepan is a global leader in the production of aromatic polyester polyols.

Responsible Care 
Stepan is proud to be a charter member of the voluntary initiative Responsible Care. In association with the ACC, Stepan works hard to exceed the legal and ethical obligations of the chemical manufacturing industry. The main purposes of Responsible Care is to better the communities Stepan works in, protect Stepan's workers and help customers use and manage chemicals responsibly.

Single Ply Roofing Industry 
Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI) is the recognized technical and statistical authority on the Single Ply Roofing Industry. SPRI represents sheet membrane and related component suppliers in the commercial roofing industry.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) 
The SPFA is composed of contractors, manufacturers and distributors of polyurethane foam, equipment and protective coatings, inspection, surface preparations and other services. Our members are professionals who are successful because of their knowledge, experience and capability in providing long-lasting applications of polyurethane foam systems.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) 
Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. Their mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry. 

UIC: Chemical Industry Union, France
The UIC is the professional body federating all the chemical companies. It provides them with exchange and meeting structures, and encourages their development. It represents and defends them in its various fields of activities, such as social, economic, technical, fiscal and legal affairs. 





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Safety Recognition Programs

OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs
The VPP recognize employers and workers in the private industry and federal agencies who have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.