Chemistry solutions: HydroPack™ turns dirty water into clean, flavorful drink for disaster victims, waterborne illness sufferers [VIDEO]

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) last month presented the 2011 Curator’s Choice Award to makers of the Hydropack™ Self-Hydrating Drink Pouch – a 5-inch by 7-inch pouch capable of turning a dirty puddle of rainwater into a clean, flavorful drink in about 10 hours. With UNICEF reporting that 1.5 million children die every […]

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Dooley visits Port of New Orleans, explores promising new chapter in Louisiana shale gas story

The real story of the promise of natural gas for American manufacturing is just beginning to be told. On Thursday, ACC President Cal Dooley visited the Port of New Orleans to explore a potential new chapter in Louisiana’s shale gas story: a $5.4 billion investment in expanded ethylene production capacity. According to an ACC report […]

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On Larry Kudlow radio show, Sen. Portman talks Ohio shale gas, stresses its importance to chemistry, creating jobs

On the Larry Kudlow Show on WABC Radio last Saturday, Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about shale gas and how it can put people to work in Ohio. He noted how America’s chemistry industry uses natural gas and how development of Marcellus Shale resources can help ensure that chemistry jobs stay here in the United […]

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NRDC report misses the point; Getting chemical risk assessments right is in the interest of us all

Getting chemical risk assessments right is in the interest of us all – a crucial point overlooked by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in their recent report questioning EPA’s ability to assess chemicals through the Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). ACC supports efforts to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to reflect […]

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Canadian plastics expert Greg Wilkinson lays out opportunities for waste-to-energy

Today on E&E TV, Greg Wilkinson, President and CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, discussed the new study from Columbia University that looked at the potential for non-recycled used plastics to generate energy to power homes, cars and businesses. The study found that, nationwide, non-recycled plastics could provide enough energy to power 5.2 million […]

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‘Chemicals prioritisation needs to be reasoned and efficient,’ Dooley writes in Chemical Watch

With the fate of legislation in Congress up in the air, ACC President Cal Dooley suggests how the review of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) can be improved today in a guest column just published in the October issue of Chemical Watch’s Business Briefing. Our friends at Chemical Watch have granted […]

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New iPad app ‘Lewis Dots’ allows users to experience chemistry like never before

A new, free iPad app putting students in better touch with chemistry hit the iTunes store this month, catching the attention of chemistry teachers nationwide. Students at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) developed the “Lewis Dots” app as part of a larger educational initiative encouraging young women from underprivileged communities to study […]

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New video: BASF illustrates chemistry behind lithium-ion battery, future electric car

Chemistry goes into the lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries we depend on every day to power our automobiles, military equipment, laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players and more. But have you ever wondered how the battery technology works exactly? In less than three minutes, BASF’s new animated video illustrates the chemistry behind the battery and hints at […]

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Honeywell CEO brings chemistry solutions, business know-how to BRT Energy & Environment Committee

ACC member Honeywell International is no stranger to the energy arena, contributing a wide range of innovative materials and products that help improve energy efficiency in everyday life. So, Business Roundtable’s (BRT) announcement on Monday that Honeywell CEO David Cote would chair the organization’s newly formed Energy and Environment Committee came as little surprise. The […]

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Uncorking our recycling potential: Small steps to take plastics recycling from good to great

Almost exactly one month before America Recycles Day, ACC and the Association of Post-consumer Plastics Recyclers are jointly announcing good news: both the quantity and rate for recycling plastics bottles rose last year in the United States. Our press release and the full report provide more detail on how American consumers recycled 123 million more […]

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