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Leading Hispanic medical association supports TSCA reform, urges passage of CSIA

A leading organization representing Hispanic physicians has voiced its support for passing the bipartisan Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), calling it “the best chance for achieving reform” of today’s outdated chemical safety laws. More: What Else Are They Saying about the Chemical Safety Improvement Act? Elena Rios, president & CEO of the National Hispanic Medical [...]

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Revealing rare earths: Economic report sheds light on rare earths’ essential role

Whether it’s energy-saving wind turbines, life-saving pacemaker devices, state-of-the-art advanced avionics or super sleek smartphones, rare earth elements play an important role in helping a variety of the latest technologies perform. A new rare earths economics report from the American Chemistry Council and Rare Earth Technology Alliance shows that billions of individual products from a [...]

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CPI now accepting entries for the 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award

For more than 75 years great minds have contributed to the advancement of the polyurethanes industry. Are you one of those innovators? The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council sponsors an award program to honor your innovation before hundreds of your polyurethanes industry peers. CPI is now accepting 2014 Polyurethane [...]

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White House to establish new innovation institute for manufacture of advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites

Innovations in energy efficiency – nearly every one made possible by chemistry – are reducing energy demand for our cars, homes and businesses. And recently, the White House announced an important step towards even greater efficiency across the American manufacturing sector. President Obama unveiled a new program through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that [...]

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Chemistry to help lift winter athletes to peak performance in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics, just three shorts weeks away, will showcase high-speed skiing, super-skilled snowboarding, and high-stakes ice hockey, among many other sports. But did you know that the products of chemistry help world-class athletes perform at their peak? Chemistry is behind each and every pair of skates, goggles, knee pads, and footwear — though [...]

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How formaldehyde contributes to a sustainable future for wood products [INFOGRAPHIC]

Formaldehyde has been improving our lives for more than a century. Today, it is essential to making hundreds of beneficial products we rely on every day in our homes and factories — and, in many cases, it is the key ingredient that makes consumer products perform better. One of formaldehyde’s most sustainable and popular uses [...]

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U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa take down skyrocketing energy costs

As one of the largest energy consumers in the world, the U.S. Department of Defense has been working to find new, more affordable ways to use less energy, while enhancing military capabilities. Chemistry has contributed to many of these efforts with innovative, energy-saving technologies like spray polyurethane foam and rigid insulation for buildings, photovoltaic solutions [...]

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Promise of affordable shale gas lures another foreign manufacturer to U.S. shores

You might say the good news about overseas investment in U.S.-based chemical plants accumulates faster than a December snowfall — and you’d be right. In the latest development, Asia’s largest chemical producer, Formosa Plastics Group, is seeking a $2 billion expansion of its Texas operations, as cheaper natural gas prices make production in America more [...]

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Wisconsin considers new energy conservation codes

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Code Council will meet in Madison to discuss changes to the state’s building code, such as updates to its residential energy conservation codes for new construction. Keeping these energy codes current would enhance the energy efficiency of buildings, saving substantial energy costs for homeowners. Updating energy codes [...]

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House legislation to expedite ‘architecture of abundance’ built on shale gas

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed two bills to ensure Americans retain access to sustainable supplies of affordable and reliable natural gas that have sparked a manufacturing revival while creating tens of thousands of jobs. As House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton put it in an op-ed in July: So, here we [...]

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