Tag Archives: Dow Chemical

Dow and Preferred Sands win 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award for TERAFORCE™ technology

“Innovation” in the 21st century can come from many industries and have a measurable impact on our way of life: social, environmental, economic or technological. But for American chemistry, innovation applies to “all of the above”: chemical companies are making real, tangible products that are helping to create a healthier, cleaner, stronger and more sustainable [...]

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State of the Science (Part 2 of 3): Dr. James Collins Q&A on EPA formaldehyde workshop

Following the completion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) state-of-the-science workshop on formaldehyde inhalation last month, the American Chemistry Council’s Formaldehyde Panel invited the co-chairs of three workshop sessions to offer their thoughts on some of the key discussions that took place. We’ll be posting responses by each [...]

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Congress must provide a strong foundation for chemical security regulations

When things start to go right they tend to not receive much attention in Washington, and such is the case with current efforts to improve the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). In a major milestone for the program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved the 750th site security plan this month. In its seven-year history, [...]

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Outstanding achievements among the 2014 Responsible Care® energy efficiency award winners

Many of the energy-saving materials and technologies  in use around the world today rely on innovations in chemistry. But what about the companies that make these products – are they working to improve energy efficiency in their own operations? You bet. America’s chemistry industry walks the talk when it comes to saving energy. Since 1974, [...]

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More signs of chemical industry growth from an abundance of natural gas and oil

It is a truth becoming universally acknowledged, that surging shale gas and oil production is generating jobs and driving growth. A PwC energy expert is the latest to punctuate the point. Andrew Lyon, a principal in PwC’s National Economics and Statistics group, hailed the doubling of direct jobs tied to oil and shale gas extraction [...]

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Chemistry brightening the future of solar power

Solar photovoltaic installations are on the rise in the U.S., according to a new report from NPD Solarbuzz. The first half of 2013 saw the installation of more than 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic capacity, helping the nation reach the prestigious 10 GW threshold. “Only Germany, Italy, and China have more installed PV capacity [...]

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“Natural gas is boosting the economy,” national business leader says

Virtually every day, it seems, more public officials, consultants, business leaders and economists agree that abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas are transforming America’s manufacturing sector, and the chemistry industry is a big part of why it’s making a comeback. Harry C. Alford, co-founder, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, [...]

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Dow chemistry makes Habitat for Humanity homes more energy efficient

ACC member Dow Chemical has helped Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes for low-income families since 1983 — and Dow does it in large part through top-notch chemistry that helps the homes become more energy efficient. Utility bills are typically the second-largest monthly expense for homeowners, after mortgage payments. Lower energy consumption means lower costs [...]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… and Recover

Most of us have heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and today more and more voices are adding a fourth “R” to the mix to help ensure our nation’s energy future: Recover. As in recovering energy from waste. All four “Rs” play a key role in the U.S. EPA’s waste management hierarchy, and according to [...]

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U.S. Department of Energy awards ACC members $14.7 million to improve operational energy efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a combined $14.7 million in R&D grants to three members of the American Chemistry Council as part of a federal economic initiative to improve energy efficiency in key manufacturing operations. According to a DoE press release, $1.2 million will be granted to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., [...]

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