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Jul 28, 2015, 11:16 ET
Leading Economic Indicator Suggests Continued Slow Growth Into 2016

Chemical activity barometer continues upward climb

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

Jul 23, 2015, 09:10 ET

U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market Ends Second Quarter on Soft Note

The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a new tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), ended the 2nd quarter on a soft note,...

Jun 24, 2015, 09:30 ET

U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market Softens In Second Quarter

 The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a new tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), remains on a soft note, falling 0.4...

Jun 23, 2015, 19:32 ET

ACC Applauds house passage of TSCA reform bill, encourages senate to follow suit

Taking a significant step toward reforming our nation's outdated primary chemical management law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S....

Jun 23, 2015, 09:07 ET
Leading Economic Indicator Begins to Heat Up: Pace of Expansion Accelerating At A Rate Not Seen Since 1st Qtr. 2011

Leading Economic Indicator Heats Up

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

Jun 18, 2015, 21:17 ET

ACC Applauds Senate Passage Of Legislation To Reform Freight Rail Policies

The U.S. Senate approved S. 808, the "Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015," today by unanimous consent. ACC President and CEO...

Jun 02, 2015, 10:00 ET

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...