Innovation

Overview

From developing solar-powered aircraft to pioneering the latest advancements in pharmaceuticals, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is at the forefront of innovation. In 2015, chemical companies invested $93 billion in research and development to support innovation.

In fact, we invest more in research and development than leading industries like electronics, automobiles and healthcare. It is our belief that innovation will create a healthier, safer and more sustainable future.


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Energy

The products of chemistry save energy by improving energy efficiency in our homes, offices and factories and by making cars and packaging more lightweight.

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Health

Pharmaceuticals are central to human health and welfare, and 93% of pharmaceuticals sold in the U.S. rely on chlorine chemistry. These medicines and innovations have increased life expectancy by more than 30 years over the past century.

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Technology

The business of chemistry excels at continuously bringing new, imaginative and innovative ideas to market-applied technology in medical devices, aerospace, computing, cars, fuels and more.

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Environment

Efforts to preserve the environment—our air, water, land and climate—are made possible in large part thanks to the innovative products of chemistry.


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News

Freight Rail Reform

The STBs current process for reviewing freight rail rates is completely detached from reality and unnecessarily comple.

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TSCA Reform

Today marks a pivotal moment in the years-long effort to reform TSCA.

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Shale Gas

Due largely to plentiful and affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids from shale formations, U.S. jobs related to plastics manufacturing are epected to grow by 462,000 over the net decade.

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