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Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 18, 2019)

The reports this week were on the soft side. Retail sales fell amid rising trade tensions that are weighing on consumer confidence and spending. The business inventory data indicate a continuing supply chain imbalance. September housing activity...

CCAR and ACC Join Together to Release New Automotive Refinishing Safety Video

Organizations Partner to Enhance Worker Safety CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) and The American Chemistry Council (ACC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new automotive...

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 11, 2019)

The reports this week were few and mixed. Consumers took on more debt. Wholesale trade was flat. Moreover, the inventory imbalance continues. In addition, slowing economic activity and rising trade tensions are causing small business optimism to...

National Nanotechnology Day: Celebrating the Science of Extremely Small Things Used in Many Critical Applications

National Nanotechnology Day provides a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about a tiny science that enables incredible scientific advances that enrich our daily lives. What is nanotechnology, and how...

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 4, 2019)

The reports this week were mixed, but indicate softening momentum as we begin Q4. The much-anticipated employment report showed that while job gains continue, they are occurring at a slower pace. That pace, however, was enough to pull the...