ACC Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Expedite Domestic Energy Development
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today welcomed House passage of a bill that would expedite offshore domestic energy development. The "Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act (H.R. 1230)" passed by a vote of 266-149.
Plastics Make It Possible? Partners with Stylist to the Stars George Kotsiopoulis to Highlight Fashion Innovations Made Possible By Plastics
Plastics Make it Possible has partnered with celebrity fashion stylist, writer and television personality George Kotsiopoulos to launch a year-long series of videos and exclusive online content which showcases the innovative uses of plastics in fashion design and accessories currently found in retai...
Plastics Makers: Products Help Enable Sustainable Living; "Reducing, Reusing and Recycling" Important Sustainability Drivers
Publisher Haughton Mifflin recently released a new book, "Plastic: A Toxic Love Story," by Susan Freinkel, which raises questions about some plastics. The American Chemistry Council released the following statement, which may be attributed to Steve Russell, vice president of plastics.
ACC: EPA Should "Stay" Boiler MACT Rules During Reconsideration
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) joined other industry groups in filing a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting a stay of its emission standards and regulatory requirements for industrial boilers (Boiler MACT) and solid waste incinerators (CISWI). The joint peti...
Survey: Fuel Efficiency Drives Car Buying Decisions
As U.S. gas prices reach all-time highs, nearly eight out of ten Americans now say that fuel efficiency is a factor when buying or leasing a car, according to a recent survey.
ACC Announces Agenda for ChemSecure Conference
This year's ACC ChemSecure Conference will be held at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 9-11, 2011, and is designed for security professionals in the chemical industry. During the conference attendees will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Department of...
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Releases Health and Safety Video for Spray-on Truck Bed Liners
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released a health and safety guidance video for professionals who apply spray-on truck bed liners. The video, "Working Safely with Isocyanate-Based Spray-on Linings," is available to view or download for free...
American Chemistry Council Releases March 2011 Chemical Production Regional Index
According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI) rose 0.5 percent in March, following an revised 0.8 percent gain in February, as chemical production increased in all regions with the largest gains in the North.
ACC Supports National Nanotechnology Initiative''s Role in U.S. Development of Nano Industry
The Nanotechnology Panel of ACC supports and promotes the safe use and manufacture of the products of nanotechnology. The panel believes that federal agencies have a critical role to play in supporting the responsible development and use of nanotechnology. They are also making essential contribution...
The American Chemistry Council Addresses Recent Stories About Flame RetardantsStories 1 - 10 of 835
A number of articles questioning the effectiveness of flame retardants in preventing injuries and saving lives have been published in recent days. The articles are focused primarily on one California law, called TB 117, that requires upholstered furniture to withstand 12 seconds of an open flame wit...