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Diisocyanates: A Family of Versatile Building Blocks Important to Our Everyday Lives

What do skis, refrigerators, and bedding have in common? You’re probably wondering how three completely different products can have any similarities, but all three are made possible through chemical...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (November 6, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were largely positive. The employment report indicated continued solid gains in payrolls and associated fall in the unemployment rate. Labor markets are repairing but it is taking time to do so. Light vehicle sales...

We All Have a Role to Play in What Our Future Looks Like – And So Does the Business of Chemistry

To everyone feeling a little fatigue, a little bleary-eyed this morning, you are watching democracy in action. You may wish there had been a different or more decisive result...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 30, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were generally positive. Real GDP grew at its strongest pace on record and in the 3rd quarter recovered about two-thirds of the ground lost during the first half of the year. Jobless claims continued to move lower, as...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (October 23, 2020)

This week’s economic reports were few in number and focused primarily on the housing market. Existing home sales surged to their highest level in 14 years powered by record-low mortgage rates and demand driven by new geographic patterns for work...