Global chemicals production rose 1.4% in January, a slightly slower pace than December and continuing the global recovery that began in June.
U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 8.3 billion pounds during January 2021.
The Gulf Coast region showed the largest gain, with smaller gains seen in the Midwest, Southeast, Ohio Valley, and Northeast regions.
Of the 28 specialty chemical segments that ACC monitors, 19 expanded in January, off from 22 in December.
Collaboration will focus on offering free online educational resources.
Biden administration reissues regulatory determinations for PFOA and PFOS.
“With ten months of gains, the latest CAB reading is consistent with expansion in the U.S. economy,” said Kevin Swift, chief economist at ACC.
Advanced Recycling Alliance for Plastics announced that Plastic Energy has joined as its newest member and that Catherine Keenan, director on Agilyx’s Board was elected as the new chairperson.
ACC announced that Kimberly Wise White, Ph.D. has been named its new Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs.
This year’s conference will focus on “Exploring the Boundaries of Science Based Chemical Regulations in Unprecedented Times” with a series of virtual workshops.
The Conference will highlight industry initiatives on sustainability and strategic enhancements for the chemical industry’s EHS&S initiative, Responsible Care®.
“ACC’s continued growth reflects the vitality of the domestic chemical industry,” said ACC President and CEO Chris Jahn.
“His experience, leadership, and steady hand will help to ensure ACC’s continued success as we promote the role of American chemistry in a global manufacturing future.”
ACC's Joshua Baca, vice president of plastics, responds to the introduction of extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation in nine U.S. states.
Industry grant and collaboration help address emergency response issues identified by Harris County gap analysis following 2019 chemical plant incidents.
President Biden designated Martin J. Oberman as the new Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board. Oberman had been serving as Vice Chairman and replaces Ann Begeman as Chairman.
Products and technologies made possible by the U.S. chemical industry vital in the fight against climate change.
“The next four years promise to be transformative, and U.S. chemical and plastic resin manufacturers intend to lead by example.”
The 63rd Polyurethanes Technical Conference, the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, will highlight the latest innovative polyurethanes technologies and discuss the most pr...
"Our growing membership reflects our sector’s shared drive and focus on innovating and deploying solutions to society’s greatest challenges.”
ACC is pleased to welcome the OPPSD as a new self-funded product group, which supports the needs of the organic peroxide industry.
The EPA said that commercially available, agency-approved disinfectants can be expected to effectively fight the new genetic strains of SARS-CoV-2.
ACC supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s final rule retaining the primary and secondary ozone NAAQS without revision.
“We welcome House and Senate passage of a bipartisan package of energy innovation legislation as well as new climate provisions as part of the FY 2021 spending bill.”
This bipartisan legislative approach represents a good model for progress.
“We congratulate Michael Regan for his nomination to be the next administrator of EPA."
“We look forward to further leadership and progress on this important national priority in the days ahead.”
The 25th CD meeting in November brought together more than 100 stakeholders in industry and government.
Ms. Tai will bring a wealth of experience and technical knowledge to USTR.
Ensuring a clear, consistent and correct appraisal of benefits and costs in the regulatory process is a commonsense idea with bipartisan support over four decades.
With the recovery that began in Q3 firmly in place and improvement in many key chemistry-consuming industries, the outlook is positive.
The study, “The Crude Tall Oil Value Chain: Global Availability and the Influence of Regional Energy Policies,” forecasts a deficit by 2030.
While ambitious, achieving this goal is critical to effectively meet the environmental and climate challenges we face.
Report highlights 2019 key employment, manufacturing and environmental benefits.
ACC appreciates the strong work to rightly prioritize recycling by Administrator Wheeler.
The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act supports scientists and agencies in researching innovative ways to repurpose used plastics.
We look forward to being an ongoing resource for Wagoner’s team and to help modernize California’s recycling system.
ACC’s Plastics Division is pleased to see bipartisan policy supporting advanced recycling become law in Pennsylvania, and we thank Representative Mackenzie for sponsoring this important legisla...
The agency continues to reference and validate a 2003 study about FCDs, which its own advisory panel largely rejected earlier in the year due to scientific flaws.
“ACC and our member companies remain committed to addressing the national and global challenges of plastic waste in our environment."
This shift to a more comprehensive national strategy will help create a stronger, more resilient domestic recycling system and help address plastic waste in the environment
The PLASTICS Act will help reduce ocean plastics by encouraging innovative, market-based solutions, catalyzing private capital to enable the development of integrated waste management systems, an...
As part of its recognition of America Recycles Day, America’s plastic makers called on Congress to work with industry to prioritize recycling legislation in 2021.
The Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI) is a core initiative of the AIChE Doing a World of Good campaign and its All for Good priority.
“ACC’s continued growth reflects the value we deliver to our members, in part by showcasing the value they deliver to the world.”
ACC looks forward to continuing to work with Congress and EPA to improve the IRIS program.
CBC Executive Director Komal K. Jain will serve as co-chair of EPA’s Emerging Pathogens Workgroup, a new body created to comprehensively assess EPA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new study will measure the potential for additional recovery of valuable materials from recycling systems in the Northeast.
U.S. Chemical manufacturers ready to pursue solutions for a safer, healthier, stronger and more sustainable future.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC)’s Plastics Division announces the incoming chair and vice chair for its Operating Committee.