Archive for AmericanChemistryCouncil SmartBlogs
Paul Hodges is chairman of International eChem, commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. He also writes the ICIS blog Chemicals and the Economy, which aims to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry over the next 12-18 months. Kevin Swift is the chief economist and managing director at the American Chemistry Council in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for economic and other analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, tax and innovation, as well as monitoring business conditions and identifying emerging trends for the domestic and global chemical sectors.[…] Continue Reading »
CHEMTREC, or the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center, “provides immediate, 24/7 critical response information for incidents involving hazardous materials” to 24,000 companies as a division of the American Chemistry Council. On Monday, CHEMTREC announced that a memorandum of understanding of mutual assistance with China’s National Registration Center for Chemicals had taken force. I asked CHEMTREC’s G. R. “Randy” Speight about what this agreement means for chemical safety, the industry and beyond.[…] Continue Reading »
Lee Salamone is the director of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, which is part of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division. I recently asked her about the state of the polyurethanes industry and what to expect at CPI’s annual conference, which is next week in Atlanta.
Kevin Swift is the chief economist and managing director at the American Chemistry Council in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for economic and other analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, tax and innovation, as well as monitoring business conditions and identifying emerging trends for the domestic and global chemical sectors. He is an authority on the global chemical industry, and his research and analyses aid decision making throughout the industry.[…] Continue Reading »
Finding “common ground” on a regulatory environment that protects consumers and industry trade secrets as well as leads to a science-based system for producing chemicals was the unofficial theme Tuesday at the GlobalChem Conference and Exhibition.
That common ground between the Environmental Protection Agency, the industry and other stakeholders often was easiest to establish on broad goals and harder to find on specifics, while differences emerged on the specifics of reforming Integrated Risk Information System assessments and the Toxic Substances Control Act, the positives of each program and even their relevance.[…] Continue Reading »