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Economic Outlook For U.S. Chemical Industry Strong; Long-Term Growth To Accelerate And Outpace Overall U.S. Economy

Following a first quarter softened by transitory extreme weather as well as port disruption, the U.S. economy is growing below its potential as...

May 26, 2015, 12:04 ET
Leading Economic Indicator Shows Accelerated Growth from Winter Freeze: Predicts Business Activity Expansion Into 2016

Leading Economic Indicator Shows Accelerated Growth From Winter Freeze; March, April Readings Revised Upward

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), jumped 0.7 percent in May, as...

May 07, 2015, 19:39 ET

Decision To List BPA On Proposition 65 Contradicts Extensive Scientific Record

 The following statement can be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D., of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry...

Apr 21, 2015, 09:07 ET
Leading Economic Indicator Reaches Seven Year High; Suggests Improving Business Activity

Leading Economic Indicator Rises For Fourth Consecutive Month; Reaches Seven Year High

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), was up 0.1 percent in April,...

Mar 24, 2015, 09:07 ET
Leading Economic Indicator Shows Signs of a Spring Thaw

Leading Economic Indicator Shows Signs Of A Spring Thaw

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), was flat in March following a...

Mar 19, 2015, 16:13 ET

ACC Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Freight Rail Policies

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) along with Ranking Member Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)...

Mar 13, 2015, 16:48 ET

American Chemistry Council: UN Commission Takes Appropriate Steps on BDO and GBL

 Today members of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs unanimously rejected the recommendation from the World Health Organization to list...

Mar 10, 2015, 14:24 ET

ACC Welcomes Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley today urged swift...

Feb 25, 2015, 11:30 ET
Listen to the SCIENCE: Experts say BPA is Safe

American Chemistry Council Highlights EFSA, FDA Conclusions On BPA Safety To Consumers, Stakeholders

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) believes that it is important to share clear, authoritative statements about BPA safety with consumers...

Feb 24, 2015, 09:07 ET
February 2015 CAB

Leading Economic Indicator Shows Slight Decline; Severe Weather Across The Nation Affecting Growth Prospects

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), dipped 0.2 percent this month,...

Feb 24, 2015, 08:00 ET

Recycling Of Plastic Wraps, Bags, Film Surges 11% In 2013

 The recycling of postconsumer plastic film packaging surged 116 million pounds, or 11 percent, in 2013 to reach a reported 1.14 billion...

Feb 12, 2015, 08:00 ET

Plastics Makers Call For Global Cooperation, Action To Prevent Marine Debris

 Science magazine today published a new study on marine debris from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:07 ET
ShortTerm Percent Change

Leading Economic Indicator Begins Year With Modest Gain

 The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), increased 0.2 percent...

Jan 21, 2015, 06:00 ET

European Food Safety Authority Scientific Experts Strongly Support Safety of BPA

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the release of a final report from the European Food Safety...

Jan 16, 2015, 11:06 ET
What does U.S. government research tell us about BPA?

Comprehensive U.S. Government Research Strongly Supports BPA Safety

 The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following background information about BPA exposures and any potential health effects. Quotes...

Jan 08, 2015, 13:24 ET

American Chemistry Council: New York City Misses Opportunity to Recycle Foam Packaging

Today, New York City decided to ban some polystyrene foam products and consequently will not include polystyrene foam in the city's curbside...

Dec 23, 2014, 09:07 ET

Leading Economic Indicator Shows Dip As Year Comes To Close

 The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), dipped 0.1 percent this...

Dec 11, 2014, 09:07 ET

Lower Oil Prices; Recovery Of End Use Markets Puts Wind Back In The Sails Of American Chemistry

Despite facing global headwinds, American chemistry expanded at a healthy 2.0 percent growth rate in 2014, and is expected to reach a 3.7 percent...

Dec 09, 2014, 11:45 ET

ACC's Dr. Rick Becker to receive prestigious Society of Toxicology Award

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) will honor Richard Becker, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., a senior toxicologist at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), with one...

Dec 08, 2014, 16:00 ET

ACC: Study Published In American Heart Association Journal Hypertension Will Inappropriately Concern And Confuse Consumers About BPA And Increased Blood Pressure

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding a study published today by Sanghyuk Bae and Yun-Chul Hongl in the...