ACC Plastics Circular Economy

| December 4, 2019

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100% of ACC’s Plastics Division’s U.S. manufacturing sites participate in Operation Clean Sweep-Blue by 2020, with all North American sites by 2022 Founding member of Global Declaration, which today includes 75 plastics organizations in 40 countries that have pledged to develop and track programs to help keep plastics out of our oceans

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SEM Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative repair and refinishing products for the automotive, aerospace, marine and industrial markets. We manufacture a full line of quality items that include Dual-Mix Adhesives, Ez Coat OEM Primers, Factory Pack Automotive Basecoat, World Class Primers and Clears, Color Coat and Sure Coat Interior Coatings, Pro-Tex and Rock-It Truckbed Liners, and many more items that make our customers day to day operations run smoother. Our products are defined by quality to exceed our customer’s needs. Aerosol, Adhesives, Sealers and Foams, Paint, Primer and Clears, Glazes, Rust Prevention, Flexible Coatings, Protective Coatings, Cleaners, Plastic Repair, Custom Finishes

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