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SOCMA Testifies on CFATS Implementation Improvements

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In recent testimony before Congress, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) commended the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for improving its implementation of the nation’s chemical security regulatory program.
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U.S. Demand for Green Building Materials to Reach $86.6 Billion

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Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity will propel growth in green building materials demand 11% annually to $86.6 billion, according to a new study.
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AVERY DENNISON: FSC-Certified Labels

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This company’s Label and Packaging Materials division has introduced a new collection of North American Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper label materials.
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Advancing Adhesives: Water-Based Polyurethane Goes Green

Soy oil replaces petroleum in water-based polyurethane coatings and adhesives.
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Battelle scientists have reportedly invented a novel, water-based polyurethane unlike any other—environmentally responsible, cost-effective, soy-based and free of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent.


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Croda Named to Most Sustainable Corporations List

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Croda recently announced that the 2013 “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” report has ranked it as the highest placed UK-based company and at number 25 in the world.
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OMNOVA SOLUTIONS: Colloidal Dispersion

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PLIOTEC® SA60 is a new colloidal dispersion fortified with a water-based epoxy to form a 2K coating system.
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2012 Best Year Ever for Wind Energy

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A record 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity were installed, leveraging $25 billion in private investment and achieving over 60,000 MW of cumulative wind capacity.
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DOE Announces $12 Million to Accelerate Solar Cell Efficiency

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As part of its SunShot Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $12 million to develop innovative, ultra-efficient solar devices.
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Regulatory Review: Categorical Considerations for VOC Regulation

Some products that are considered to be coatings may not lie within the architectural coatings rule, but may instead cross over to adhesives and sealants rules—or even others.
By Michael Schmeida
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Given any of the variety of adhesive and sealant products on the market, many ASI readers could probably determine the specific VOC rule and level that would apply.


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New Approaches for VOC Emissions

Specifications for VOC emissions continue to evolve in the U.S. and Europe.
By Reinhard Oppl
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An increasing number of countries are seeing the advantages of products with low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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