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Polyurethane Innovation Award Winner Announced

Earlier this month, the American Chemistry Council's Center for the Polyurethane industry revealed the winner of this year's Polyurethane Innovation Award—Chemours' Opteon 1100.


CPI Announces Polyurethane Innovation Award winner

The American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethane Industry recently announced the winner of this year’s Polyurethane Innovation Award as Chemours’ Opteon 1100.


OSHA, ACC Team Up on Isocyanate Safety

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration teamed up with the American Chemistry Council for a two-year alliance to promote both awareness of worker exposur...


OSHA, ACC Team Up on Isocyanate Safety

To promote awareness of worker exposure to diisocyantes, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Chemistry Council announced last week that they have established a...


CA Regulators Eye Polyurethane Foam

California's Department of Toxic Substances has moved to classify spray polyurethane foam as a "priority product," a proposal that has drawn criticism from some who manufacture and work with...


Spray Polyurethane Foam Under Fire in CA

A number of industry groups have expressed their concerns about an effort by the California Department of Toxic Substances to name spray polyurethane foam as a “priority product.”


Study: Flame Retardants Impact Child Behavior

In a new pilot study, Oregon State University researchers report that they have found a significant link between social behaviors in children and their exposure to flame retardant chemicals.


Pruitt Begins Tenure as EPA Head

Administrator Scott Pruitt has taken the helm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indicating in his first address to employees and the nation that he would follow President Donald J...


Pruitt Begins as EPA Leader

On Tuesday (Feb. 21) newly confirmed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt delivered his first speech to his employees and the nation.


Judge Tosses Flame Retardant Challenge

A California court has upheld the state's new standard on furniture flammability, rejecting a challenge by a major flame-retardant maker and the chemical industry.


Chemical Makers Ally with LEED Group

The U.S. chemical industry has announced a new partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, to bring "technical and science-based approaches" to the LEED program.


Flame-Retardant Decision Challenged

Chemical makers are urging a leading heath-management organization to reconsider its decision to stop buying furniture made with flame-retardant chemicals.


Hospital Giant to Shed Flame Retardants

Citing health concerns, one of the nation’s largest health-management organizations will phase out furniture containing toxic flame-retardants at its hundreds of facilities.


Plane Crash Aided by Flame Retardants

Jetliner improvements, such as flame-retardant materials in seats and carpeting, may have bought many passengers the extra time needed to escape the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Franci...


Flame Retardants Hailed in Jet Crash

Flame-retardant materials may have helped many passengers survive the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Francisco International Airport, according to various news reports.


Skanska Quits Chamber over LEED

Striking a blow for LEED, global construction and development giant Skanska USA has cut ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its failure to support the green building rating system.


U.S. Reviews Paint Stripper Chemicals

Largely banned in Europe and linked to multiple deaths in the U.S., toxic paint-stripper chemicals are finally getting a serious look from the Environmental Protection Agency.


EPA Weighs Thinners, Coating Chemicals

Federal regulators are taking a fresh and sharp look at the safety of chemicals used in paint strippers, spray-on protective coatings and halogenated flame retardants .


 
 
   

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