Industry

Product stewardship helps keep workers ‘Safe + Sound’

This week, OSHA has announced events to highlight worker health and safety initiatives through its Safe + Sound Week. While safety is a cornerstone value for us every week, the American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is excited for the opportunity to highlight our commitment to safety and some of the ways we […]

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Neocon: Spotlight on high performing materials in interior design

Neocon bound? Designers heading to Chicago for Neocon this week will see the newest products and prototypes expected to transform spaces in commercial interior design. Interior designers can learn more about how chemistry contributes to these latest materials – whether it is in Sustainable surfaces and countertops made from a composite blend of epoxies, recycled glass, […]

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Chemical industry achieves record-setting process safety gains

This week, June 12-18, marks the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) inaugural Safe & Sound Week, a nationwide effort to help workers and managers understand the valuable role that occupational safety and health programs can play in helping to prevent workplace accidents. As a Safe & Sound Week Partner, ACC joins OSHA and […]

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Spray Foam Coalition continues sponsorship of DOE’s Race to Zero Student Design Competition

As we have for the past few years, the Spray Foam Coalition of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) sponsored the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition. This year, the first-place winner in the small multifamily housing contest – from Georgia Tech – used […]

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Plastics-to-fuel turns “waste” plastics into a valuable resource – while saving other resources in the process

A new study by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), part of the U.S. Department of Energy, found that converting non-recycled plastics into diesel fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 14 percent, water consumption by up to 58 percent, and traditional energy use by up to 96 percent compared to diesel production from traditional […]

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Who put BPA in the water?

The days of rivers catching on fire from high levels of pollution are long gone.  These days Americans almost take it for granted that the rivers, streams and lakes around us are safe and clean.  Nevertheless, there are still concerns about the potential for health risks to people and the environment from trace levels of […]

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Chemistry 101 at #AIACon17

The American Institute of Architects’ Conference on Architecture brings together thousands of architects and building and design industry professionals this week in Orlando, with the opportunity to see the latest innovative building products and meet with companies that support the industry. American Chemistry Council members are showcasing products that enable the latest efficient, durable and […]

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Helping EPA ensure its chemical review ‘pipeline’ under Lautenberg Act delivers as Congress intended

The Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (LCSA) is described as having three “framework rules” – Inventory Reset, Prioritization, and Risk Evaluation.  All three are designed to work together to set the stage for, and then deliver, efficient and streamlined risk evaluations of chemicals under the federal program.  EPA has described this ongoing process of prioritization and […]

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‘BPA-free’ meets ‘fake news’

Thanks to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives described generically as “BPA-Free“. Many manufacturers proudly apply a BPA-Free label to their products, even to products that never contained BPA in the first place. The […]

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Connecticut launches statewide campaign to increase plastic film recycling

On Tuesday, the Wrap Recycling Action Program (WRAP), in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environment Protection (DEEP) kicked off a statewide awareness campaign to increase the recycling of plastic wraps, bags and film packaging (collectively known as plastic film). A recent statewide survey showed why this CT WRAP campaign is so important: […]

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