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Warming up for Round 2 of #ACCaugust

Summer may be winding down by the time August comes around, but ACC’s Political Mobilization activities will be in full swing! Taking advantage of the August recess when elected officials are back in their home districts, we hit the road to showcase the broad-reaching benefits of the business of chemistry in an effort we call […]

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American Chemistry: Growing the U.S. economy, driving innovation and providing jobs

  Chemistry: It’s in everything – from air and water, to the products and technologies we use every day – and is essential to our everyday lives. Life-saving medicines, clean drinking water, protective packaging materials, stronger adhesives, lightweight automobile parts and more durable and safer tires are only a few of the thousands of innovative […]

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Spray foam insulation and California’s goal for zero net energy

Residential and commercial buildings together in the United States account for about 40 percent of total energy consumption – a greater share than either the industrial or transportation sectors. Furthermore, residential energy consumption exceeds commercial, accounting for 22 percent of total primary energy consumption. California has been a leader in reducing energy consumption and greenhouse […]

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Spray foam gives energy efficient boost to award winning home designs

Homebuilders consider many factors when designing new homes and one of the most important is choosing energy efficient materials to control heating and cooling use in the home. For insulation, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) offers unique benefits that can help lower energy costs* and strengthen a home’s structure while also achieving energy efficiency goals and […]

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Nanotechnology – A small part of big solutions

Researchers are constantly looking for ways to combat disease, whether it is a familiar one like the flu or something never seen before like the Zika virus. Nanotechnology may offer hope to develop treatments for both. Dr. Tom Webster, chair of Northeastern University’s chemical engineering department and the president of the Society of Biomaterials, is […]

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Hidden in plain sight: Nanotechnology helps create color-shifting mechanical chameleon

They say you have to see it to believe it. But what if it’s really there – and you just can’t see it? Imagine buildings hiding in plain sight, clothing able to adapt to the surrounding environment or even planes seamlessly blending into the sky. It’s called active camouflage, and while it might appear to […]

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What’s so funny about a world without engineers?

A world without engineers actually isn’t funny — at all. A world without engineers would look a lot like the frightening dystopias of science fiction or fantasy films. But there’s another way to consider that scenario – one that uses a lighter, more humorous touch. Be An Engineer Through its ‘Be An Engineer‘ initiative, ExxonMobil […]

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Catalysis helps society do more with less…R&D can accelerate the benefits!

What do cold water detergents, catalytic converters, and fertilizer have in common? They all rely on a powerful technology called catalysis. Catalysts are added substances that increase the rate of a chemical reaction. As a result, less energy is used per unit of product. In many ways, catalytic processes and technologies make modern living possible. […]

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It may be the end of 2015, but American Chemistry is just getting started

As we near the end of 2015, it’s worth taking a look back at how far our industry has come the past few years, and where we think American Chemistry will be in the years to come. There’s no doubt that this is a transformative time for the U.S. chemical industry. Access to vast new […]

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12 days of giving? How about 12 ways of living…energy efficiently, that is!

This winter, innovations in building products made from plastics are lending a helping hand to homeowners with “more energy efficiency” on their holiday wish list. As many of you know, plastics play a major role in every household and provide benefits that can help us save money, reduce waste and conserve energy. They’ve played a […]

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