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Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (June 19, 2020)

The sharp rebound in May retail sales and improvements in other indicators suggest a V-shaped recovery may not be out of the question after all. Housing activity rose and builders appear confident in the recovery. Industrial production rose with...


Polyurethanes: The Durable and Versatile Material Helping to Solve Society’s Most Important Sustainability Challenges

Did you know that polyurethane products and technologies play an important role in promoting sustainability and reducing waste? The polyurethane industry is putting the power of polyurethanes to work...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (June 12, 2020)

Unsurprisingly, the National Bureau for Economic Research determined that the U.S. economy entered a recession in February, marking the end to the longest post-war economic expansion that began in June 2009. Reports coming out this week were few in...

Economic Trends

Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (June 5, 2020)

Reports coming out this week included new data from May that suggest the decline is slowing and even improving in some sectors. The latest data on new claims for unemployment insurance continue to be historically high, but continue to decline each...

As Hurricane Season Ramps Up Chemical Industry Prepares for New Challenges

While the pandemic continues, our industry knows it must keep a close eye on the potential dangers of extreme weather. Hurricane preparedness is a year-round effort for the chemical industry, especially for facilities along the Gulf Coast....