Chemical Council

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Founded in 1955 by a small group of chemical industry executives, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) is the lead advocate and voice in New Jersey for the business of chemistry and its member companies.

CCNJ works hard in Trenton to advance the interests of its more than 100 member companies by promoting operational and environmental excellence, science education, and community outreach. CCNJ is a recognized leader for advocating science based policy and promoting the benefits the industry provides to the residents of the state.

Over 96 percent of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry, making this industry an essential part of every facet of our nation’s economy. Chemistry has long been a significant part of New Jersey’s economy. In fact, it is the second largest manufacturing industry in the state.

New Jersey is home to the North American or regional headquarters of some of the largest chemistry companies, including Solvay, IFF, Linde North America, Church & Dwight, BASF and Reckitt Benckiser.

Having access to research clusters, with top research scientists, chemical engineers, and a highly skilled workforce in chemical manufacturing makes New Jersey an ideal location for companies to build, and grow.

CCNJ works closely with elected officials and other decision makers to ensure that policies are enacted that will advance the business of chemistry and the 43,000-plus jobs the industry creates. We also oppose policies which hinder potential growth.

CCNJ has developed strong relationships with policy makers in both the Executive and Legislative branches of New Jersey government. These relationships put CCNJ in a prime position to ensure that our members’ needs are addressed.

Some of the important issues that drive our advocacy efforts include:

  • Access to low-cost and reliable electricity, including support for natural gas development.
  • Improved infrastructure.
  • Streamlined regulations to improve efficiencies and reduce redundancy with federal regulations.
  • Incorporate a fair tax and fee structure.
  • A strong and stable business climate that fosters job growth and corporate investment.

The Council hosts workshops, regular committee meetings focusing on environment, health and safety, and an annual spring conference.


Chemistry Council of New Jersey

Dennis Hart

Executive Director

Capitol View Building

150 W. State Street

Trenton, NJ 08608



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