US manufacturing is not dead, says ACC
- Rough ride for US chemicals. Davis, Nigel // ICIS Chemical Business;1/14/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 2, p13
The article discusses the status of the U.S. economy and the chemical industry. According to the American Chemistry Council's chief economist Kevin Swift, an Institute for Supply Management (ISM) factory index for nondefense capital equipment slipped to 47.7 percent in December 2007 from 50.8...
- US to remain competitive - for now. Chang, Joseph; Greenwood, Al // ICIS Chemical Business;1/19/2015, Issue 3219, p19
This section offers news briefs related to the North American chemical business for the week to January 19, 2015. American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Kevin Swift spoke of strong U.S. economic fundamentals and the U.S. chemical industry's global competitive advantage amid declining oil prices at a...
- Economic Data Remain Mixed but Show Signs of Improvement. // Chemical Market Reporter;5/12/2003, Vol. 263 Issue 19, p4
Reports on the assessment of the U.S. economy by the American Chemistry Council. Impact of the war in Iraq on the chemical industry in the country; Weakness of the economy during the first quarter; Enhancement of the performance of the industry.
- Prepare for the supercycle. CHANG, JOSEPH // ICIS Chemical Business;1/3/2011, Vol. 279 Issue 1, p28
The article focuses on the prospects of global chemical sector in 2011. It speculates that the global economic sector is heading towards economic growth driven by emerging markets, and tight supply and demand balances in major products. According to American Chemistry Council (ACC) chief...
- A living thing. Challener, Cynthia // ICIS Chemical Business;10/13/2008, Vol. 274 Issue 14, p27
The article reports on the increasing intensity rates of the chemical industry's research and development (R&D) activities in the U.S. Kevin Swift, American Chemistry Council's (ACC) chief economist, states that the chemical industry's R&D spending totaled $27.33 billion in 2007, increasing by...
- Mid-year check up. Westervelt, Robert // Chemical Week;6/8/2015, Vol. 177 Issue 16, p3
The article focuses on the economic outlook report by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for the chemical industry's volumes in the U.S., along with the comment of Kevin Swift of the ACC on the gross domestic product (GDP) of the industry.
- ACC chemical activity barometer falls in October. FROST, LINDSAY // Chemical Week;11/3/2014, Vol. 176 Issue 27, p12
The article reports on the monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) which decreased in October 2014. Among the cited factors that will affect the pace of U.S. economic growth through 2015 are the geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East and Ukraine and...
- Tracking TSCA, IRIS, and Fracking. Sissell, Kara // Chemical Week;1/2/2012, Vol. 174 Issue 1, p24
The article offers an outlook for the U.S. economy and chemical industry in 2012. Revising the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is one of the objectives of American Chemistry Council (ACC) for the year. Also noted is the importance of the stance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in...
- ACC Is Guardedly Optimistic as Chemical Data Improve. // Chemical Market Reporter;9/23/2002, Vol. 262 Issue 10, p4
Discusses American Chemistry Council's (ACC) concern about the U.S. economy and projections for future directions of the chemical industry. Imports and exports; Shipments of specialty chemicals.