Imperial Chemical Industries

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"On January 2, 2008, AkzoNobel completed the acquisition of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI), following an initial announcement in August 2007." [1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Imperial Chemical Industries has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and served on their Health and Human Services Task Force.[2]

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History

  • Francis Beckett, The Rebel Who Lost His Cause: The Tragedy of John Beckett MP (Allison & Busby, 2000).

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Information about the former ICI, AkzoNobel, accessed April 21, 2009.
  2. AkzoNobel Information about the former ICI, press release, accessed April 21, 2009.