NACD Delivers. Advancing Stewardship. Creating Connections.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), established in 1971, is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. Member companies process, formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers.
The chemical distribution industry that NACD represents is a major economic engine, employing over 80,000 people and generating nearly $7.5 billion in tax revenue for local communities across the country, all while delivering valuable products to every industry sector.
To enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry.
To be the premier authority for chemical distribution in the United States, to strive for excellence in its Responsible Distribution Program, to advocate sound government policies, and to promote the continuous improvement of member companies.
Profile of Membership
NACD’s nearly 450 member and affiliate companies represent more than 85% of the chemical distribution capacity in the nation and 90% of the industry’s gross revenue. They are typically small businesses, although some companies are national or international in scope. They know their products and processes and provide value-added services to their customers in a professional, responsible manner.
Products and Industries Served
Approximately $31.2 billion of U.S. chemical industry sales are through chemical distributors, who are also actively engaged in various phases of import/export trade. The industrial customers served by chemical distributors use these materials to produce products for the following industries:
A member-voted condition of membership in the Association is a signed commitment to NACD Responsible Distribution®, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016. Responsible Distribution requires members to continuously improve performance in protecting health, safety, security, and the environment. All member companies are committed to product stewardship and responsible distribution in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.