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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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American Chemistry: Touching our lives every day

How do you begin your morning? Many of you probably start by checking emails on your iPhone, or turning on your TV to catch up on the morning news. Maybe you get in your vehicle and drive to work, or hop on public transportation, such as a bus or subway. It should come as no […]

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President promotes exports in the Big Easy, a boomtown for chemical shipments

President Obama chose perhaps the perfect venue to deliver recent remarks focused on growing the U.S. economy by increasing exports. As the president said of the Port of New Orleans: In New Orleans, exports are growing at one of the fastest rates in the nation, powered in part by a shale gas boom that has […]

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W.Va. and Pa. pipeline projects a blueprint for continued natural gas development

In the last year, northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania have witnessed an expansion in natural gas production capacity with the launching of new pipeline projects, a trend that must continue if American manufacturing is to sustain its leading role in the economy. According to the Charleston Daily Mail, in July and September of last […]

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When it comes to chemical manufacturing jobs, Ohio is having seconds

Bill Hagstrand, a senior consultant for NorTech, an Ohio-based economic development organization, is a vocal proponent of the benefits shale gas could bring to the Buckeye State’s manufacturing sector — beginning with American Chemistry. “Several industries up and down the shale supply chain are gearing up to take advantage” of abundant and affordable supplies of […]

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More gas, more glory for U.S. chemical manufacturing

As more and more data gushers in about production of natural gas, the better the prospects become that these abundant and affordable supplies are not just a short-term benefit but a long-term bonanza for the United States — capable of fueling a manufacturing revival. The latest batch of good news comes from the Potential Gas […]

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Affordable natural gas sparks global manufacturers’ investment in America

What do Austria’s Voestalpine, Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries, Germany’s Wacker Chemie, Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan, Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics and South Africa’s Sasol have in common? According to Michael Birnbaum’s front page story in The Washington Post, the answer is each of these companies plans massive investments in the United States, whether it’s a $7 billion ethane […]

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VIDEO: Chemistry and shale gas fueling a boom in the Buckeye State, Dooley says

Ohio is on the brink of an economic and manufacturing renaissance, powered by the growing production in natural gas from shale that is driving investment in the state’s chemical industry and industrial base, American Chemistry Council president and CEO Cal Dooley said in a March 29 address at the City Club of Cleveland. Dooley pointed […]

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“Man of Steel” in 2013? Think industry of steel – bigger, stronger, better than ever

In 2012, the shale gas revolution was credited for revitalizing the chemical industry and sparking talks about domestic energy security, according to a recent Bloomberg news report. The House Energy and Commerce Committee agreed with this rosy assessment in a recent blog post: In 2013, it’s the steel industry’s turn to emerge as the next […]

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Happy New Year: Shale gas revolution propels chemical industry in 2012

2012 proved to be an outstanding year for the U.S. business of chemistry, which seized the competitive price advantages of natural gas from shale and announced more than $40 billion in U.S. chemical manufacturing investment projects. Insourcing, at least in the chemical industry, has replaced outsourcing. Late in the year, The Washington Post and the […]

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