Industry

New #ACCaugust initiative kicks grassroots advocacy into high gear

When you think of summer, the beach, state fairs, and family vacations usually come to mind. Here at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), however, our summer means something a little different—opportunity. During the month of August when Washington, DC, slows down and Congress heads home for recess, the state affairs and political mobilization teams will [...]

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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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Highlighting spray polyurethane foam at West Coast’s largest homebuilding trade show

This week thousands of members of the building industry are visiting San Diego to attend PCBC, the largest annual homebuilding trade show in the western United States. More than 10,000 participants are expected to visit the two-day event, which is open to anyone professionally involved in the building industry. Participants include builders, developers, architects, remodelers, [...]

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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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Listen to the science on the safety of BPA in canned foods

For decades, epoxy resins made from BPA have been used safely as a protective coating in food and drink cans. These coatings help to prevent food contamination and foodborne illness, which are very real threats, and epoxy resins are very effective at this important task. Contrary to what you might read in a recent report [...]

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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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