Give the gift that keeps on giving: 9 tips to help you recycle more plastics

Recycling really can be the gift that keeps on giving. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling can help conserve natural resources, reduce waste, prevent pollution, save energy, create jobs—and sustain the environment for future generations. As people around the world prepare to make good on their plans to eat, drink and be merry […]

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It may be the end of 2015, but American Chemistry is just getting started

As we near the end of 2015, it’s worth taking a look back at how far our industry has come the past few years, and where we think American Chemistry will be in the years to come. There’s no doubt that this is a transformative time for the U.S. chemical industry. Access to vast new […]

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12 days of giving? How about 12 ways of living…energy efficiently, that is!

This winter, innovations in building products made from plastics are lending a helping hand to homeowners with “more energy efficiency” on their holiday wish list. As many of you know, plastics play a major role in every household and provide benefits that can help us save money, reduce waste and conserve energy. They’ve played a […]

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The chemistry of Star Wars

Every day, fantastical technology we see in movies like Star Wars comes closer to reality. From aerospace to defense systems to medical devices, chemistry enables amazing feats of science and imagination. In this blog post, we’re going to delve deep into the possibilities with some educational information about chemistry and its role in innovation, so […]

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LiveScience Op-Ed: Plastics recycling continuing to make real progress

Contrary to what you might have seen in the press recently, plastics recycling is continuing to make real progress. Steve Alexander of the Association of Plastics Recyclers, Steve Sikra of the Procter & Gamble Company, and I recently joined forces to set the record straight. A lot of our recent progress can be attributed to collaboration […]

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Thirty years of ‘trouble’? Try 50 years of safe use

With Black Friday quickly approaching, it’s that time of the year when some organizations try to scare consumers away from their favorite products, using “red lists” and “black lists” of “scary chemicals” that people should avoid at all costs. These lists are the new holiday staples; the new pumpkin spice lattes of the season.  This […]

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Tying up loose ends: How transparency and reproducibility can help improve chemical assessments

Two basic scientific principles, transparency and reproducibility, which reportedly “saved the universe as we know it,” could also help bring the scientific method back to chemical risk assessment. This post will attempt to explain why these principles are critical and how the scientific community could help make that happen. Back in 2011, scientists appeared to […]

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Does WHO make the case for Prop 65 reform?

When the World Health Organization (WHO) pronounced last week that hot dogs and bacon are carcinogens and that red meat may also harm you, carnivores AND vegetarians alike were right to wonder, “What’s really going on here?” If past health warnings are a model, we’re still going to find hot dogs at the ballpark and ribs […]

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Polyurethane highlighted on home improvement radio show

Whether we listen for today’s hit music, the most up-to-date news coverage or to make our commutes more bearable, many of us spend time each day tuning into our favorite radio stations. Mighty House Radio listeners recently heard about the many benefits of polyurethane and spray polyurethane foam. Lee Salamone, senior director of the Center […]

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Innovation and inspiration take center stage at 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Earlier this month, more than 1,000 polyurethane professionals met in Orlando for the 58th annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference at the Gaylord Palms Hotel. The Conference, which is the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, featured 75 technical presentations, 38 poster presentations, industry table top exhibits, a Professional Development Program and premier networking events. Pre-Conference activities […]

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