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      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (May 7, 2021)

      This week’s economic reports were positive. Construction spending, wholesale trade and factory orders were positive and the ISM purchasing manager surveys indicate manufacturing and services activity continues at a solid pace. The strength seen...

      CBC Campaign to Highlight Philanthropic Efforts of Member Companies

      The Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC) launched a new campaign, The Science of Helping Others, to spotlight the charitable and community-focused efforts of the antimicrobial industry throughout the COVID-19...


      U.S. Infrastructure Depends Upon the Performance and Reliability of Silicones

      Critical infrastructure supports the key functions necessary to enhance society, protect our environment, and create a safer and more sustainable future. Numerous industries, including agriculture, communications, defense, energy, health...

      Preventing Falls by “Standing Down” at Work

      Safety is a top priority for the American Chemistry Council (ACC). ACC’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), Diisocyanates (DII) Panel, and Aliphatic Diisocyanates (ADI) Panel recently renewed their...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (April 30, 2021)

      This week’s economic reports were few. Real GDP grew at a healthy pace during the 1st quarter. Jobless claims eased a little. With the vaccines rolling out and economic prospects improving, consumer confidence rose to a 14-month high. This is...