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November 12, 2012
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  • ACC: See how development of an ethane cracker can lead to new investment, jobs and economic development in Ohio  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Export Due Diligence In Chemical Markets Abroad
TOXIC SUBSTANCES EXPORT CONTROLS - As companies that sell or use chemicals expand internationally, their success can depend on compliance with regulatory regimes that prohibit the unlicensed export and reexport of chemicals and related items. This Bloomberg BNA Insight examines U.S. export restrictions. Download the free white paper now and get 7 days FREE access to Chemical Regulation Reporter.
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  • North America, Asia fuel growth in global catalysts market
    The market for catalysts is expanding through the addition of North American and Asian capacity despite weakening growth in China, catalyst producers said. "Growth is being driven by Asia, where a lot of new chemical production capacity is coming onstream," said Michael Baier, vice president of chemical catalysts at BASF. "And as naphtha cracking decreases, there will be more interest in dedicated processes to make butanes and propylene. All these processes will require innovative catalysts," Baier added. Chemical Week (subscription required) (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

Research & Innovation 
  • CPChem adopts customer focus, targets North America
    Chevron Phillips Chemical is focused on North America and customer solutions, said Dan Coombs, senior vice president of specialties, aromatics and styrenics. Among the company's products is a polyphenylene sulfide material used to make lightweight, plastic automotive-turbo­charger components. FuelFix.com (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Leadership & Management 
  • How to win over a skeptical audience
    Persuasion is a key skill for any leader, writes former Ogilvy & Mather CEO Charlotte Beers. It takes an ability to speak with passion, humility, humor and flashes of unexpected wit to win over a tough audience or persuade skeptical employees to follow your lead. "Speaking with passion born of your own authentic experience and belief is always persuasive," Beers writes. Fast Company online (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Could leisurely lunches make your company more productive?
    Firms that encourage workers to take their full lunch hour have an edge over rivals whose workers munch at their desks, says productivity consultant Tony Schwartz. Refreshed, well-fed workers are more creative and more energetic in their approach to tough problems, Schwartz explains. "Letting employees recharge at midday is a tremendous competitive advantage," he says. "Look at Google. Everyone goes to lunch there." CNNMoney/Fortune (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
ACC News 
  • ACC Weekly Economic Report
    Although last week was a slow week for economic reports, those that were released were mostly positive. The consumer credit report suggested that deleveraging from the Great Recession is largely complete and that consumers appear to be more willing to extend themselves. Nonmanufacturing continues to expand. The semiconductor industry improved, and this is encouraging, as the industry (like the chemical industry) is early in the supply chain.
    Stay informed. Subscribe to ACC's Weekly Economic Report. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Congratulations to our #Chemistry2Energy week 7 photo contest winner
    Congratulations to the #Chemistry2Energy Photo Contest's seventh weekly winner, Timmy Childs (@EvenPar8462), who creatively submitted a photo of a football player along with the caption: "From sports equipment to vehicle components to building products, lightweight flexible plastics help Americans do more with less, while working to maximize energy efficiency and performance. That includes athletic performance."

    On Friday, we will announce our eighth and final $50 winner. Don't miss your opportunity; show us how chemistry helps you save energy by submitting your photo today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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