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Foam Sheathing Insulation Group Joins Plastics Division for Enhanced Building Code Advocacy

Recognizing ACCs leadership role in advancing energy efficiency codes, the Foam Sheathing Coalition (an independent organization originally formed in 2007) has voted to become part of ACCs Plastics Division. At ACC the group will be known as the Foam Sheathing Committee, and will provide technical advocacy to support the benefits of plastic foam sheathing in new building codes offering significant opportunities for synergy with other code-related advocacy.

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California Legislature Tables Proposed Foam Ban

A bill in California to ban polystyrene foam used for serving food was set aside by the state Assembly this week. Opponents of the ban cited the likely loss of jobs, epense to the state and unfair recycling rate requirements as flaws in the legislation.

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Chemical Security: A Decade of Progress

As the nation approaches the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is providing an update on the progress the chemical industry and policymakers have made to enhance chemical security.

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ACC Proposes New System to Prioritize Chemicals for Review

As part of its longstanding support for updating the nations chemical regulatory system, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today proposed a comprehensive, scientifically-based prioritization system that could be used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine which chemicals warrant additional review and assessment.

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Last Chance for Advance Registration to the Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Time is running out to register in advance for the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference! Do not miss your chance to hear about the latest technology and research from the best in the industry. Hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, the conference will take place September 26 to 28 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Register by September 25 and save $100!

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Dioxin Risk Assessment Receives Harshest Criticism Yet as Key Scientist Calls Out EPA's Assumptions as Policy Masquerading as Science

EPAs Science Advisory Board (SAB) released its final report which criticized EPA for deficiencies in its most recent draft assessment on dioin. In its report, SAB panel member Dr. Karl Rozman, with the University of Kansas Medical Center, strongly disputed EPAs conclusion that dioin is carcinogenic stating that the EPAs assumptions were policy masquerading as science.

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CPI Releases Updated Amines Catalyst Guidelines

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released updated guidelines on the use of amine catalysts in polyurethane foam manufacturing. The guidelines are intended for polyurethane producers, workers and supervisory personnel who use amine catalysts to create polyurethane foam with particular properties and characteristics.

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CPI Announces Speakers for Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference

As businesses innovate and adjust to meet the evolving needs of the marketplace, speakers at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference will offer their epert insights into the state of the economy and the polyurethanes industry. Hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), this years conference will take place September 26-28 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.

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ACC Publishes 2011 Statistical Reference Book on Plastic Resins

ACC just released the 2011 edition of its statistical reference book on plastic resins, The RESIN REVIEW. This authoritative resource is compiled annually from data collected by ACCs Plastics Industry Producers Statistics Group and other sources, and represents an authoritative resource for analyzing and understanding the U.S. plastic resins industry.