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Outstanding achievements among the 2014 Responsible Care® energy efficiency award winners

Many of the energy-saving materials and technologies  in use around the world today rely on innovations in chemistry. But what about the companies that make these products – are they working to improve energy efficiency in their own operations? You bet. America’s chemistry industry walks the talk when it comes to saving energy. Since 1974, […]

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Chemistry brightening the future of solar power

Solar photovoltaic installations are on the rise in the U.S., according to a new report from NPD Solarbuzz. The first half of 2013 saw the installation of more than 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic capacity, helping the nation reach the prestigious 10 GW threshold. “Only Germany, Italy, and China have more installed PV capacity […]

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15 chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers among Thomson Reuters’ 100 Most Innovative Companies

Thomson Reuters announced the world’s 100 most innovative organizations on Tuesday, 15 of which are chemical and/or pharmaceutical manufacturers (no surprise there), and 11 are ACC member companies. But the most important takeaway from the report? The top 100 added more than 400,000 new jobs in 2010 over 2009 – a strong indication of the […]

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Officer Katie Lawson joins IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivor’s Club; one of more than 3,000 lives saved by Kevlar

“Oklahoma City Officer Katie Lawson, saved by body armor after she was shot many times, was added to the IACP/Dupont Kevlar Survivor’s Club,” the California Police Chiefs Association announced via Twitter last Sunday. Incredibly, the surviving officer joins the ranks of more than 3,000 men and women in law enforcement whose lives have been saved […]

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America Invents Act supports innovations in chemistry, touching one in five U.S. patents

President Obama signed the America Invents Act (HR 1249) on Friday, a bill the President says will make a sizable dent in the U.S. Patent Office’s 700,000-application backlog and place reviews for green technology projects on a fast track. The legislation matters to America’s chemistry industry, which spends approximately $50 billion every year to support […]

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Chemistry answers call to increase efficiency of solar cells

Chemistry is the source of many innovative technologies that are currently revolutionizing the way we generate and store energy. For example, Silicon Valley startup Innovalight, Inc. has developed a silicon-based ink that, when applied to solar cells, effectively boosts the cells’ ability to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. The magic is in the chemistry. […]

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