Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here:

January 24, 2013
Sign upForwardArchiveRSS FeedAdvertise
News for American Chemistry

Top Story 
3rd Annual Shale Play Water Management:
Marcellus & Utica 2013

Hear Magnum Hunter Resources, Seneca, WPX Energy, Consol, Talisman, Antero Resources, Anadarko, Hess discuss Water Chemistry & Quality; Treatment Technology Innovations; Piloting Crystallization. *Plus NEW 2013 WORKSHOP on Chemical Handling, Water Remediation & Shale Play Water Management Economics.
Policy Watch 
  • Rep. Hastings vows to closely monitor new energy policies
    Heightened oversight "is more important than ever" as the Obama administration introduces new rules on oil and natural gas development, said Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., chairman of the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Hastings also said he wants the panel to focus on a wide energy agenda, which would "help create jobs and grow our economy," while "reducing burdensome government regulations and red tape." (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Research & Innovation 
  • Eastman seeks recycling solutions for fully sleeved PET bottles
    The increasing use of full-sleeve body labels on polyethylene terephthalate bottles is making it harder for recyclers, according to the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers. "We want to find solutions that will allow brand owners to continue using these labels to secure brand recognition, shelf appeal and market share while mitigating the challenges recyclers are experiencing," said Holli Whitt of Eastman Chemical. (France) (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dow Kokam batteries power energy-management system
    Dow Kokam has partnered with the University of Toronto on a pilot energy-storage system that uses Dow Kokam's advanced lithium batteries. "It is very exciting to have the opportunity to engage with our consortium members in order to build and install a live solution that utilizes our Xalt cell technology at its core," said Jeff Kostos, vice president and general manager of Dow Kokam. (Michigan) (free registration) (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • BASF, Wacker to help boost li-ion battery capacity
    BASF and Wacker Chemical are among the companies collaborating on a $43 million project seeking to double the capacity of lithium-ion automotive batteries over three years. The initiative is partly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and is being carried out under the country's National Platform for Electric Mobility. (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Leadership & Management 
  • Admit it: It's weird to be in charge
    Bosses who find themselves leading a team of former peers should start by discussing the weirdness of the situation, Mike Figliuolo writes. Only by recognizing the elephant in the room will people be able to beat it into submission, Figliuolo writes. "Acknowledging discomfort is the only way to truly focus on it and make it go away," he adds. ThoughtLeaders blog (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How to keep your company from resembling the New York Jets
    The New York Jets' star quarterback, Mark Sanchez, has had a lousy year, but coaches will likely stick with him next season thanks to a contract that guarantees him an $8.25 million salary regardless of whether he plays. That's a sign of the sunk-costs fallacy, in which leaders fail to pull the plug on expensive missteps and instead throw good money after bad, writes James Surowiecki. The New Yorker (free content) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 ACC's New MEx
In response to your need for quick and easy access to critical information related to ACC's advocacy and activities, we're overhauling MemberExchange. By putting powerful tools at your fingertips, we hope to help you do your job faster, easier and more efficiently. Learn more here.

ACC News 
Learn more about the
American Chemistry Council ->  |  Impact Chemistry: Make Your Voice Heard!

All news is an exaggeration of life."
--Daniel Schorr,
American journalist

LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Subscriber Tools
Print friendly format | Web version | Search past news | Archive | Privacy policy

Account Director:  Diana Angel (202) 470-1146
A powerful website for SmartBrief readers including:
 Recent ACC SmartBrief Issues:   Lead Editor:  James daSilva
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
 The news reported in SmartBrief does not necessarily reflect the official position of the American Chemistry Council.
© 1999-2013 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information