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Spray polyurethane foam showcased in top designs of competition for energy-efficient homes

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) offers a unique set of benefits that can help homeowners lower energy costs* and strengthen the home’s structure while achieving energy efficiency goals and reducing greenhouse gas emissions – and many future homebuilders recognize it! SPF was recently featured in a competition for graduate and undergraduate students, along with faculty advisers, [...]

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American Chemistry: Touching our lives every day

How do you begin your morning? Many of you probably start by checking emails on your iPhone, or turning on your TV to catch up on the morning news. Maybe you get in your vehicle and drive to work, or hop on public transportation, such as a bus or subway. It should come as no [...]

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Four ways to help new rules that govern drones soar

Thanks to advancing capabilities and greater accessibility, the use of drones is continuing to increase. In fact, global drone sales reached $4.3 million in 2015, a 167 percent jump from two years ago. This surge should come as no surprise as people find more and more useful ways to put drones to work. Of course, [...]

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Nanotechnology Panel shared insights with EPA on proposed nanomaterial rule

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule that would require companies to submit data on manufactured nanomaterials. Among its many requirements, the proposed rule would call for companies to report production volume, the potential for public exposure and what manufacturing and processing methods are used. Jay West, manager of the Nanotechnology [...]

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EE Global 2015: Bright outlook for energy efficiency

Last month, the Alliance to Save Energy once again hosted a high-wattage gathering of energy efficiency experts from around the world. Now in its eighth year, Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global) brought together policymakers, industry leaders, and members of academia to share their latest insights and “best practices” in saving energy. Building Energy Efficiency in [...]

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Sustainable Brands 2015: Evaluating chemicals in products

Heading to Sustainable Brands 2015, where business leaders will gather to share insights on sustainability, including discussions about key ingredients used to make everyday products? Chemistry provides many sustainability benefits to the products people use every day. A number of available tools are used to evaluate the safety of the chemicals in these products. Some of the tools [...]

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Making the grade through proper disinfection

Every year, millions of children get sick with colds, flu or norovirus – a highly contagious “stomach bug.” The ripple effect can be tremendous. Children miss days of school and risk falling behind in their studies. Teachers and staff lose work time when they pick up the “germ du jour,” and parents often have to [...]

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Nanotechnology panel to share insights with EPA on proposed nanomaterial rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule recently that would require companies to submit data on manufactured nanomaterials, including production volumes, the potential for public exposure and the use of manufacturing and processing methods. The American Chemistry Council’s Nanotechnology Panel promotes the responsible development of nanotechnology by advancing knowledge of good product [...]

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CPI’s Polyurethane Innovation Award is back!

It’s time to submit your entries for the annual competition for best new innovation in the polyurethane industry! The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is seeking entries for its exciting Polyurethanes Innovation Award at the Polyurethanes Technical Conference. The award recognizes some of the most inventive, unique, and impactful commercial technologies in the global [...]

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Taking a complete view of preemption and TSCA reform

As support grows for the bipartisan effort to reform our nation’s chemical regulatory system, it’s important that we take an objective and honest look at the role of federal preemption can play when it comes to successfully updating the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In a four-page article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural [...]

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