About Us: Associations
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), established in
1971, is an international association of chemical distributor companies
that purchase, take title to and possession of chemical products from
manufacturers. Member companies process, formulate, blend, repackage,
warehouse, transport, and market these chemical products exclusively for
a domestic industrial customer base of approximately 750,000. Approximately 18 billion dollars of U.S. chemical industry sales
are through chemical distributors, whose active engagement in the
import/export trade contributes significantly to the chemical industry's
annual positive balance of trade.
Our customers use these
materials in various industries to produce:
- food flavorings
- cosmetics and toiletries
- rubber compounds
- paints and coatings
- automobile parts
- water purifiers
- many other products
NACD's includes nearly 400 member companies that are located in every region of the country and operate more than 700 chemical distribution facilities. NACD also has member companies in Canada and Europe. Member companies are largely entrepreneurial and generally service a particular geographic region and specific industrial sector. They are typically small businesses, although some businesses are international in scope. They know their products and processes and provide value-added services to their customers in a professional, responsible manner.
All member companies are committed to product stewardship and responsible distribution in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal. A condition of membership in the Association is a signed commitment to the NACD Responsible Distribution policies, which requires members pass third-party assessments on facility operations, documentation, continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental protection and chemical handling processes.
The NACD Responsible Distribution process recognizes the industry must meet or exceed legal requirements for the responsible management of chemical products and practices. It is especially sensitive and responsive to community needs and public concerns. NACD members lead their communities as technical and safety resources and are eager to assist local, state, and federal legislators on technical issues relating to the safe handling, storage, transportation, use and disposal of chemical products. TRInternational, Inc. is proud to be recognized as a Responsible Distributor.
The NACD Chemical Educational Foundation, established in 1992, is dedicated to increasing the awareness of chemical safety and protecting health and the environment. It conducts educational programs for its customers, various federal, state and local industries, and the general public on issues regarding the safe handling, storage, use, and transport of chemical products in order to protect health, safety, and the environment.
Northwest Chemical Association, www.nwchem.org
European Petrochemical Association