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ACC Comments on Passage of House Cybersecurity Bill

ACC issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 3674, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2012 (The PRECISE Act) as amended to include a representative from the chemical sector on the board of advisors to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center.


ACC Comments on the Use of Formaldehyde in Hair Smoothing Products

The use of formaldehyde/methylene glycol in hair smoothing and other cosmetic products in ecess of the limits recently established by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) does not align with the responsible formaldehyde stewardship practiced by members of the Formaldehyde Panel of ACC.


Study: Over Seventy Percent of Americans Can Recycle Plastic Bags and Wraps Locally

A new study released today provides encouraging news about the state of plastics recycling in the U.S.: More than 91 percent of the U.S. population can recycle their plastic bags locally, and additionally, nearly 75 percent of people living in the U.S. can recycle other types of fleible plastic wraps in their own communities.


Polyurethanes Industry Seeks Innovation Award Nominations

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council today announced the call for entries for its 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The award winner will be announced during the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which runs from Sept. 24 to 26 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. Nominations for this years award must be received by CPI no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 29. Click here for the award rules and entry form.


FDA Closes the Book on NRDC's Petition

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced their decision to reject a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact materials.


FDA Response To NRDC Petition On BPA Expected Today

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is epected to respond to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to ban the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from food-contact materials. Shatter-resistant polycarbonate plastic and durable epoy resins, both made from BPA, are approved by the FDA and commonly used in reusable containers and food packaging.


2012 Marks the 20th Anniversary of the Code of Practice for Petroleum Additive Lubricants

For the past 20 years, the Code of Practice (COP) has helped raise the bar for testing and performance of engine lubricants. As the American Chemistry Councils Petroleum Additives Panel celebrates this achievement, its members etend their thanks to all companies that demonstrated compliance with the COP and practitioners of the COP for their contributions to this endeavor.


New Facebook Community Dedicated to Plastics Recycling

The Recycle Your Plastics Facebook Page is an educational community devoted to sharing plastics recycling news and information. Users can look forward to receiving updates on tips, trends and opportunities in plastics recycling quickly and on a regular basis.