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EPA’s Temporary Enforcement Discretion Policy Provides Important Flexibility to Manufacturers

U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA)'s decision to grant temporary enforcement discretion will provide manufacturers with additional time to complete administrative requirements such as regulatory filings and allow inspections to be rescheduled after...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (March 27, 2020)

Not surprisingly, the reports this week were negative and reflect the deepening repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic. First, the horrific: new unemployment claims rose by 3.001 million, from 282,000 to 3.283 million, a record high surpassing the...

CPI Video Series Provides the Latest on Safe Handling of MDI and TDI

Methylene Diphenyl Diisocycanate (MDI) and Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) are key building blocks used in the polyurethanes industry to produce a wide variety of materials like insulation, roofing, and coatings,...

How Do We Measure Sustainability? Just One Word: Standards.

Buy coffee lately? You may have noticed labels on the packaging by “certification” organizations that track and certify that the coffee growers: receive an above standard “premium” price (Fairtrade);...

Senate Provides Welcome Boost to Chemical Safety Board

The Senate provided a very welcome surprise this week by approving the nomination of Katherine Lemos to the Chemical Safety Board (CSB). The move to approve Lemos follows shortly...