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American Chemistry Council Adds Fourteen Manufacturers in 2011

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) at its November board of directors meeting today approved Virent, Inc., as a new regular member. The company joins thirteen other chemical manufacturers approved this year. The Council also approved two Responsible Care Partner companies.

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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Issues Call for Papers and Posters for 2012 Conference

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council is issuing a call for papers and posters to be presented at the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, scheduled for September 24-26, 2012, at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the premier technical conference for the polyurethanes industry in the North America, bringing together eperts and business leaders throughout the field.

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ACC Welcomes Energy Efficiency Discussion at White House GreenGov Symposium

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today applauded the federal governments attention to energy efficiency at the White House GreenGov Symposium. The event brings together leaders from government, the private sector, non-profits and academia to share best practices and discuss cutting-edge approaches for the future. Additional information is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/greengov/symposium.

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ACC Responds to Bisphenol A (BPA) Study Published in Pediatrics

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments in response to queries regarding a study by Joe M. Braun, MSPH, Ph.D., et al. published on-line today in Pediatrics and titled Impact of Early-Life Bisphenol A Eposure on Behavior and Eecutive Function in Children.

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ACC Commends Congress for Strong, Bipartisan Votes to Pass Free Trade Agreements

American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley released the following statement today following passage last night in the U.S. House and Senate of free trade agreements with Columbia, South Korea and Panama. Dooley had previously written Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ma Baucus (D-MT), Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) detailing ACCs endorsement of the pacts.

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American Chemistry Council Launches Flagship Blog

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced the launch of a new flagship blog, American Chemistry Matters. The blog provides an interactive space where ACC can highlight and respond to news coverage and discuss relevant policy issues and their effect on innovation, competitiveness, job creation and safety. The blog will also regularly feature innovative contributions to society made by the business of chemistry.

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Plastic Bottle Recycling Hits Record High as Access Increases in United States

Plastic bottle recycling by consumers increased 123 million pounds in 2010 (up 5%) to reach a record high of nearly 2.6 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR).