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February 12, 2013
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  • ACC welcomes EPA's release of 2012 Chemical Data Reporting information
    The Environmental Protection Agency this week released information from 2012 Chemical Data Reporting data, formerly known as the Inventory Update Reporting rule. Chemical companies submitted data for 7,674 chemicals. "Like previous chemical data reporting released to the public, this information will give EPA a clearer picture of how chemicals are used in commercial and consumer products, including in products intended for use by children," the American Chemistry Council said. "ACC supports EPA's efforts in the CDR to improve how EPA collects chemical information and releases it to the public." Bloomberg BNA (subscription required) (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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  • Researchers print transistors on transparent nanopaper
    University of Maryland researchers have found a way to make paper-based transistors on transparent nanopaper that is made from paper pulp treated with oxidizing chemicals. Although the transistors' performance is not yet optimal, some see the development as edging closer to renewable printed electronics. Chemical & Engineering News (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Free spray polyurethane foam health and safety training programs available in Spanish
    The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council now offers two spray polyurethane foam ("spray foam") health and safety training programs in Spanish. The training programs, one for high-pressure and one for low-pressure spray foam, provide information for contractors, applicators or helpers who work with spray foam systems and kits. Both programs are available in Spanish and English for free online. Learn more about the new training programs. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GlobalChem 2013 -- Feb. 25 to 27 -- save the date
    The American Chemistry Council invites you to attend the GlobalChem Conference and Exhibition, held this year at the Gaylord National at National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 25 to 27. A new year, new location, new Congress. Hear the latest on key priority issues and prospects for TSCA reform legislation in the new Congress, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory priorities for 2013. Register or learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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