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A 50 Year Timeline of CHEMTREC

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September 8, 2021

CHEMTREC®, originally called the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center, was established by The Manufacturing Chemists’ Association (now the American Chemistry Council, Inc.) on September 5, 1971. For the past 50 years, CHEMTREC’s world-leading call center has operated on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week, providing emergency response information wherever hazardous materials are manufactured, stored, transported, or used. With the right procedures and protocols in place, and by doing what’s right quickly and effectively, CHEMTREC helps minimize environmental impacts, protect people, and preserve the assets and reputations of its customers.

Operating globally, CHEMTREC has offices in major regions and on-the-ground knowledge of local regulations, understanding of local nuances, and appreciation of cultural sensitivities. CHEMTREC has recently expanded its suite of services and now offers SDS management and authoring, hazardous materials training, crisis management, L2/L3 notification services, carrier solutions, data reporting, and lithium battery solutions. CHEMTREC is proud to have contributed to the practice of safe handling and transportation of hazardous materials for the past 50 years and looks forward to serving the chemical industry for another 50 years (and beyond).

CHEMTREC History timeline with links



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