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ACC Applauds Bipartisan Vote in Senate for Chemical Security Legislation

Today, S.473, the Continuing Chemical Facilities Antiterrorism Security Act of 2011, won bipartisan approval in the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The bill was introduced by Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) and provides for a three year authorization of the eisting Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Standards (CFATS).

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Polyurethanes Conference to Highlight Automotive Innovations

Automotive manufacturers are constantly improving vehicle performance, fuel economy and comfort to meet consumer demand. Speakers at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference will discuss the latest polyurethane developments that help the automotive industry meet these demands and continue moving into the future.

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Celebrate Recycling This Independence Day...and All Summer Long

While celebrating our nations birthday this summer, Plastics Make it Possible encourages Americans to take advantage of newly epanded opportunities to recycle plastics. According to a recent study, 94 percent of the American population now has access to plastic bottle recycling, and 40 percent can recycle other types of plastic containers such as yogurt cups, dairy containers and lids.

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ACC Welcomes President's Manufacturing Initiative

Americas chemistry industry welcomes President Obamas initiative to maintain our nations leadership in bringing transformative technologies and products to the world. American chemistry is the source of nearly every manufacturing breakthrough.

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HHS Moves Forward with Unfounded Classification of Formaldehyde

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Toicology Program (NTP) today released the 12th Report on Carcinogens (12th RoC). The new report includes a chapter that lists formaldehyde as a known human carcinogen. The following statement about the 12th RoC can be attributed to Cal Dooley, CEO, American Chemistry Council.

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ACC Applauds Energy Efficiency Legislation

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today affirmed its support for the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S. 1000), which is being highlighted at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today.