Welcome to the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

CIAC proudly represents Canada’s chemistry and plastics sector leaders: innovators, solution providers, and world-class stewardship pioneers.

Together, our commitment to bettering society, the environment, and the economy is unwavering. We share our members’ stories with decision-makers at the federal and provincial levels to help shape public policy that supports innovation, investment, sustainability, jobs, and the environment.

2021 Responsible Care® Report

For nearly 40 years, Responsible Care® has led the journey towards safe, responsible and sustainable chemical manufacturing. Take a moment and read this interactive report that outlines our members’ accomplishments throughout the 2021 calendar year.

Advanced Recycling White Paper: Seizing the Circular Plastics Opportunity

As much as 50 per cent of plastics can be recycled using traditional mechanical recycling methods; however, the remaining 50 per cent requires more innovative advanced technologies to harness the inherent value of post-use plastics.

Chemistry and Plastics: Solutions4 building a net-zero future

In 2019, the federal government committed to the goal of net-zero emissions for all of Canada by 2050 and in 2020, the Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act came
into force. Achieving this will require chemistry-based solutions, which includes the plastics sector.

Plastics: Key to a Net-Zero Future

Responsibly managed plastic products are sustainable solutions for countless industries: they are integral to energy efficient buildings; lightweight, low emission and electric vehicles; and durable and light food packaging to prevent spoilage and extend shelf life of perishable foods.

Canadian Chemistry by the Numbers

$93 billion

of shipments in chemistry and plastics products in 2021

67%

Reduction in CO2 emissions on an absolute basis since 1992

70 000

products Canadians use every day are made with chemistry and plastics

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ChemNews for November 24, 2022

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Leaders from the Canadian plastics industry launch ‘Save Plastic’

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Ontario’s Fall Economic Statement includes actions to increase sector competitiveness and investment 

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ChemNews for November 10, 2022

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