Industry

ISDS as a Catalyst for Growth: The U.S. Chemical Industry’s Case for Stronger Investment Protections Under the USMCA

Recognizing the importance of free trade to the highly-integrated, North American supply chain, U.S. chemicals manufacturers welcomed last Friday’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Buenos Aires. However, legitimate concerns remain about insufficient Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) protections under the newly-inked trade pact – a subject which this post will review in greater depth. […]

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New ‘Mind the Science’ website aims to educate retailers and shoppers on the science behind chemical safety

It’s that time of year again – time to rake the leaves, baste the turkey, and, for some of us, to prepare for Black Friday and the traditional kick-off of the holiday shopping season. In another nod to tradition, it’s time for one advocacy group to issue its annual retailer report card, which calls into […]

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At Greenbuild 2018, chemistry helps build sustainability

This week in Chicago, architects, designers, builders and product manufacturers are gathering at Greenbuild 2018, to learn about, discuss and be inspired by the latest trends in high-performance, sustainable, resilient buildings designed and constructed with the goal of helping to enhance our health and well-being. “Human By Nature,” the Greenbuild 2018 theme, reflects this connection, […]

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Help avoid OSHA’s top 10 violations with product stewardship resources

During a conference session on Oct. 24, at the National Safety Congress & Expo in Houston, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced its list of the top 10 occupational safety violations, occurring for fiscal year 2017. Patrick Kapust, OSHA’s Deputy Director of the Directorate of Enforcement Programs, counted down the list. The […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Responsible Care®

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Responsible Care in the United States. Responsible Care is the backbone of the chemical industry’s sustainability commitment, helping chemical manufacturers operate with health, safety and environmental protection as a top priority. Responsible Care implementation means the chemical manufacturing industry is committed to safe operations. In fact, Responsible Care companies […]

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Holey Mole-y: It’s #NationalChemistryWeek! Help us celebrate the ‘central science’

There’s a lot to celebrate and enjoy around this time of year – vibrant fall foliage, harvest ales, Halloween, and countless other holiday and seasonal activities. And if you work at the American Chemical Society (ACS) or the American Chemistry Council (ACC), you already know that a celebration of each of those things is really […]

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Celebrate Nanotechnology on National Nano Day

Happy National Nanotechnology Day! Celebrate today by helping to raise awareness of the benefits of nanotechnology and learning a little more about its amazingly tiny science. Why is nanotechnology important? Nanotechnology is used across numerous scientific fields, including chemistry, biology, physics, materials science and engineering, and it is at the forefront of some incredible discoveries […]

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SPF Insulation Meets Energy-Efficiency Needs for Multifamily Homes

Designers and specifiers building or upgrading a multifamily home must consider the energy efficiency of the building and select the right insulation during the design phase of the project. Energy-efficient buildings not only help building occupants save on their monthly energy usage, but they help reduce potential impacts to the environment. And it’s not just […]

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Chemical industry keeps a weather eye on hurricane preparedness

As another summer comes to an end, hurricane season in the Atlantic is just reaching its peak with several active storms churning out in the ocean, including Florence. Each season brings an uncomfortable amount of uncertainty as we try to predict the path and severity of each developing storm. Take Hurricane Harvey for example. It […]

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Setting the record straight: Response to American Academy of Pediatrics report

You may have read or heard about a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that is creating concerns about the safety of food packaging, additives and plastics containers. Unfortunately, the report has created the false idea that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not doing enough to ensure the safety […]

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