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2014-03-25 08:23:52

--Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) gains solid 0.3 % over February -- WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While winter weather extremes continue to impact economic reporting, strengthening chemical equity prices drove solid gains in the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today. March's reading featured a gain of 0.3% over February on a three-month moving average basis (3MMA), rebounding past the average 0.2% gain in late...

2014-03-24 08:23:59

Versatile. Durable. Incredible. Polyurethane. Will Highlight Products Made Possible by Polyurethane WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new campaign was launched today that celebrates more than 75 years of innovation enabled by polyurethane. "Versatile. Durable. Incredible. Polyurethane." will employ a website, social media, advertising, and event marketing to highlight the ways polyurethane touches lives everyday. From making sneakers and car bumpers lighter...

2014-03-11 08:23:06

MURRAY HILL, N.J. and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde LLC has been recommended for certification of its Birmingham, Alabama, air separation plant under the American Chemistry Council's ("ACC's") Responsible Care® program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/NY23246LOGO-b Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. The ACC is an association of producers, manufacturers and suppliers of chemical...

2014-03-03 16:23:09

Very small sample-size study incapable of showing cause-and-effect relationship WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the study published today in PLOS ONE by the Cincinnati Cancer Center researchers Pheruza Tarapore, et al. Quotes from the following may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. "Cancer touches the lives of far too many, and...

2014-02-27 20:22:15

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council (ACC) President & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement in response to Congressman John Shimkus' release of a discussion draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act of 2014, a bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). "We applaud Chairman Shimkus' commitment to creating a more effective chemical regulatory system and welcome the draft Chemicals in Commerce Act of 2014. The release of...

2014-02-27 16:22:14

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today that it has launched advertisements complimenting Senator Mike Crapo and Congressman Mike Simpson for their support of policies that will grow the economy and create jobs in Idaho. "New jobs and a stronger economy are issues that are dependent on the kind of solid conservative leadership that Senator Mike Crapo and Congressman Mike Simpson have shown on behalf of the people of...

2014-02-25 08:26:01

--Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) ends nine month growth trend-- WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seasonal factors from an unusual winter across the country have likely skewed statistical reporting from government agencies despite attempts to adjust for them. Nonetheless, the pace of economic expansion continues to moderate from the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today. The...

2014-02-20 20:23:42

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health piece ignores facts on chemical safety WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council released the following statement today in response to a misleading commentary published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health calling for new studies to review if food contact materials are a significant source of chemical food contamination: "This piece does not present any new scientific data, but...

2014-02-20 12:22:57

Manufacturers Welcome President's Pledge to Expedite Permitting of Projects WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today that potential U.S. chemical industry investment linked to plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations has topped $100 billion. As of this month, 148 projects valued at $100.2 billion have been announced. These projects - new factories, expansions and process changes...

2014-02-12 12:23:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a third-party peer-reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA), published today -- "Greenhouse Gas and Energy Life Cycle Assessment of Pine Chemicals Derived from Crude Tall Oil and Their Substitutes" -- found that diverting Crude Tall Oil (CTO) into biofuel production in Europe will not have a significant effect in either reducing carbon emissions nor fossil fuel consumption. CTO is a sustainable raw material that has been used in biorefining to...