Archive: October, 2012

Natural gas from shale is no fluke, but a trend, IHS report shows

An IHS report on unconventional natural gas supplies has produced a gusher of good news for the chemical industry and U.S. manufacturers. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley said the study shows “abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas are revitalizing the chemical industry and a providing a competitive edge for manufacturers in the global [...]

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National publication provides a balanced, science-based analysis of flame retardants

A national trade publication today released an exhaustively researched article on flame retardants (“Ablaze Over Furniture Fires”) that sheds light on how leading experts view the chemicals. We found the following observations, as reported by William G. Schulz of Chemical & Engineering News, particularly insightful. Regarding some efforts to reduce fire-safety standards: Regarding a National Institute of [...]

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Congratulations to our #Chemistry2Energy week five photo contest winner!

Congratulations to the #Chemistry2Energy Photo Contest’s fifth weekly winner, Katie Mullins (@kmullin), who showed us how she saves energy by getting around town on her bicycle: More than 730,000 Americans ride their bikes to work every day, according to a 2010 U.S. Census Survey, resulting in millions of dollars in fuel and energy savings. Innovations [...]

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Business Insider: Americans can turn food and energy waste into big savings

Of the 13 ways Business Insider claims Americans could learn to “throw away” less money, two efforts in particular — cutting back on $165 billion in wasted food and $146 billion in wasted energy — are supported by innovations made possible by chemistry. Saving on Food Plastic packaging helps protect food from the farm, to [...]

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October Chemical Activity Barometer indicates strong growth, further signs of recovery

The October report of the Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) showed a strong 0.6 percent growth over the previous month, representing the fourth consecutive monthly increase in the CAB. The CAB’s three-month moving average (3 MMA) increased in October, suggesting steady growth prospects into 2013. The June, July, August and September 2012 CAB was revised upward [...]

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Natural gas powers economic growth, creates jobs in eight key manufacturing sectors

Natural gas from shale is transforming the chemical industry by providing a competitive edge in the global economy that has translated into increased output and tens of thousands of new jobs in the United States. FACT SHEET: Downstream Study of Eight Manufacturing Industries A recent ACC study (Shale Gas, Competitiveness and New U.S. Investment: A [...]

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Congratulations to our #Chemistry2Energy week four photo contest winner!

Congratulations to our week four #Chemistry2Energy photo contest winner, Brian Long (@yesknow1), who tweeted the image seen here along with the caption: Making smart use of solar energy is one of  a variety of effective ways to cut back on monthly energy bills and can play an important role in a comprehensive energy strategy for [...]

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Ohio shale gas can help bring pace of U.S. manufacturing to a full gallop

Ohio can serve as a model for the nation by leveraging its abundant and affordable supplies of shale gas to reduce energy costs and create a competitive advantage for the state’s manufacturers, ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley told members of the Ohio House of Representatives during a 21st Century Manufacturing Task Force hearing on [...]

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New international partnership strengthens chemical incident response capabilities

A new partnership between CHEMTREC® and the National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) of China will promote improved chemical safety worldwide by enhancing hazardous materials incident response capabilities for products within China, as well as for global imports and exports into and out of China. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutual assistance, which took [...]

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Congratulations to our #Chemistry2Energy week three photo contest winner!

Congratulations to this week’s photo contest winner, Meredith Streppa (@MeredithStreppa), whose photo collection included a Low-Emissivity (Low-E) energy efficient window installed at her workplace, along with the tweet: As one ACC member, Arkema, Inc. explains, low-e window coatings help reduce heat loss while simultaneously allowing passive solar energy to enter, resulting in significantly lower heating [...]

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