Archive: June, 2013

Ensuring chemical facility safety through continuous improvement

Recent tragic events involving chemical facilities have brought to light some important facts about chemical facility safety and security. Chief among them: nothing is more important to chemical manufacturers than the safety and security of their employees, contractors and the communities in which they work every day. A commitment to Responsible Care® ACC members have [...]

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AC&S highlights benefits of natural gas for company, state and nation

Abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale are reinvigorating America’s chemical industry and producing thousands of new jobs nationwide, Dean Cordle, President and CEO of AC&S Inc., said at a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee entitled “U.S. Energy Abundance: Manufacturing Competitiveness and America’s Energy Advantage.” Cordle testified on [...]

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Chemistry: The cornerstone of our economy

Today ACC released the 2013 Guide to the Business of Chemistry and June’s Chemical Activity Barometer, providing concrete statistics illustrating that this continues to be an exciting and dynamic time for the business of American chemistry. Access to abundant new supplies of natural gas from shale deposits is driving unprecedented new growth, investment and economic expansion [...]

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Natural gas projections herald long-term gains for American chemistry

When IHS Global Insight expert Gary Adams raved just a couple of months ago that domestic supplies of relatively low-priced natural gas promised the U.S. chemical industry and manufacturers “the opportunities of multiple lifetimes,” a skeptic might have questioned the rosy outlook. Instead, the latest batch of reports about natural gas reveals there is plenty [...]

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Energy recovery ‘powers’ conference in Florida

Engineers know that technologies that recover energy from waste are already quietly working to generate heat, power and fuel every day, all year round. But in April, energy recovery was in the spotlight, garnering attention from industry, government and academics at the largest waste-to-energy conference in North America. Speakers at the conference described exciting business [...]

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ACS hosts important dialogue on endocrine disruption and green chemistry

The $56 billion that American chemical manufacturers commit every year to developing new innovations can be fueled in part by the principles of green chemistry and green engineering. In fact, these principles continue to serve as important guide posts for manufacturing products that enhance safety and help improve the protection of public health and the [...]

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Visit ReformTSCA.com to learn more about the Chemical Safety Improvement Act

Safer. Smarter. Stronger. Learn why the Chemical Safety Improvement Act is the Sensible Solution to TSCA Reform. [Visit ReformTSCA.com | Download Infographic] Because chemistry is a fundamental building block for nearly all manufactured goods, chemical regulation is an issue that is important to all Americans. ReformTSCA.com is dedicated to the bipartisan agreement forged between Sens. [...]

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In the face of budget cuts, Pennsylvania schools cut back on their energy use

Schools across Pennsylvania have discovered a way to recoup lost funds resulting from state budget cuts this year: cutting back on the energy they consume in the classroom. And they’re doing it with the help of energy-efficient technologies like programmable thermostats and efficient lighting, according to an article by Jessica Tully in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [...]

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Illinois seeks economic revival through expanded shale gas production

From 2000-2010, Illinois lost almost a third of its manufacturing jobs — but like other so-called “Rust Belt” states determined to mount a manufacturing comeback, Illinois is making plans to leverage abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale to fuel an economic revival. In early June, the Illinois legislature overwhelmingly endorsed the production [...]

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Senators reintroduce “SAVE Act” to encourage homeowner energy efficiency

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) have reintroduced the bipartisan Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act, valuable legislation that considers an important reality of being a homeowner: that energy costs are among our highest expenses. “Monthly energy bills constitute a major expense for families and the SAVE Act will help them make [...]

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