Today, many plants run on slim profit margins, so best practices and trends highlighting ways to save costs, minimize expenses and reduce overspending are more prudent than ever.


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Regulatory Burdens, Barbie and Taylor Swift Impact the Chemical Industry

American Chemistry Council’s Chief Economist discusses the state of the chemical industry and what keeps her up at night.
2024 Chemical Industry Outlook

A Better Year for U.S. Chemistry in 2024?

Moving into the new year, all eyes are on the chemical industry, a major contributor to the U.S. economy and a bellwether due to its critical role across many end-use sectors....
Book Club

Chemical Processing Book Club: Strong Supply Chains Through Resilient Operations

What happens when five consultants introduce five principles for supply-chain health? You get a new book.
Illustration: Derek Chamberlain; Photos: Shutterstock
2023 salary survey 9 to 5 insights

Chemical Industry Salaries: More Giving Than Taking – 9 to 5 Insights

The 2023 salary and job satisfaction survey reveals that compensation, recognition and challenging work are reasons to sing a happy tune.


State Of The Union

Did Biden’s State of the Union Address American Chemistry Council Concerns?

Feb. 8, 2023
A comparison of what the ACC wanted to hear and what President Biden said

Chemical Output Rises In January For Seventh Straight Month

March 1, 2022
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index expands by 0.4% in January following a 1.4% gain in December and a 0.3% gain in November.

Infographic: 2020 Annualized Pay Gap Across California

Oct. 22, 2021
Statewide gender and race/ethnicity pay gaps in California exceed $46 billion.

U.S. Chemical Production Drops Again In May

June 26, 2020
During May, chemical output declined across all regions, with the steepest drops in the Midwest and West Coast regions.

New Business Volume Dips In June For Equipment Finance Sector

Aug. 9, 2022
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association releases Monthly Leasing and Finance Index.

ACC Releases 2022 Business Of Chemistry Guide

Aug. 8, 2022
The publication is a comprehensive profile of the U.S. chemistry industry and its contributions to the domestic and global economies.

Specialty Chemicals Sector Remains Optimistic Despite Inflation

July 27, 2022
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates releases third annual 2022 Specialty Chemicals Industry Census+.

Confidence In Equipment Finance Market Drops

July 25, 2022
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the July 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry.