FMC Corporation and CHF Form Partnership to Promote Chemistry and the Arts

June 2, 2011 - Philadelphia

FMC will support Elemental Matters exhibit at CHF and encourage employees to volunteer for CHF programs.

FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) have formed a partnership to promote chemistry and the arts during the International Year of Chemistry 2011. FMC will provide support for CHF’s exhibit Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry. FMC will also encourage its Philadelphia and Ewing, N.J., employees to  participate in  CHF events and to volunteer their assistance with CHF programs.

“The world center of the history of chemistry is right here in Philadelphia,” said Michael Sestrick, global director of Technology,  FMC BioPolymer. “We want to be part of preserving and promoting the history of the central science and celebrating all that good chemistry brings to our lives.” Sestrick will serve as the company’s liaison to CHF.

On display at CHF through December, Elemental Matters includes The Periodic Table Printmaking Project, curated by Jennifer Schmitt, with 118 prints by 97 artists from 29 states and 7 countries laid out in the familiar periodic grid. The prints in this project celebrate the chemical elements as they link to everyday life. Also on display are photos by Dove Bradshaw showing the beauty of the human figure juxtaposed with words listing the elements of the human body, along with several other works by artists from Europe and the United States. Along with FMC Corporation, the exhibit is supported by Kathryn Hach-Darrow.

“We welcome support from FMC for Elemental Matters and our ongoing work of preserving the history of chemistry,” said Thomas R. Tritton, president and CEO of CHF. “More importantly, we are delighted to welcome FMC employees and their families to our events and programs as participants and volunteers.”

About FMC Corporation

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. The company employs approximately 4,900 people throughout the world. The company operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals.

For more information, please visit www.fmc.com.

About the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. An independent nonprofit organization, CHF strives to:

• Inspire a passion for chemistry;
• Highlight chemistry’s role in meeting current social challenges; and
• Preserve the story of chemistry and its technologies and industries across centuries.

CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books. The Foundation hosts conferences and lectures, support research, offer fellowships, and produce educational materials. Its museum and public programs explore subjects ranging from alchemy to nanotechnology.

For more information, please visit www.chemheritage.org.

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