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What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

 
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July 6, 2009 Issue

Volume 87, Issue 27
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July 6, 2009 Issue, Vol. 87 | Iss. 27
For the chemical industry, 2008 started strong, but recession dragged it down
By C&EN Staff Members
Features
Government & Policy
Legislation calls for more laboratory testing and a reevaluation of bisphenol A in food packaging (pp. 20-22)
Science & Technology
Advances in biomass chemistry transform plant matter to valuable products (pp. 26-28)
Back Issues
 
Recession Takes Bite Out Of Earnings
Good full-year data for shipments belie the messy picture of finances at companies worldwide
(pp. 30-46)
A Mixed Picture For Chemical Jobs
Employment grew in Europe and Japan, but not in the U.S.
(pp. 47-50)
Chemical Output Slipped In Most Regions
Drops of 10% or more in production were common as buyers whittled down inventories
(pp. 51-59)
Emerging Markets Boost Commerce
Global trade in chemicals grew despite economic downturn
(pp. 60-63)
 

News of the Week

Climate Legislation Moves To Senate

Razor-thin House vote clears CO2 emissions bill
(p.8)

A Nobel Gathering

Laureates of most prestigious chemistry prize interact with students, discuss chemical solutions to energy crisis
(p.9)

Economists See End To Recession

ACC predicts U.S. chemical output will rise 1.6% in 2010
(p.9)

Dow Plans Algae Biofuels Pilot

Project will test a process to turn CO2 into ethanol
(p.10)

EELS Finds Atoms

Electron energy loss spectroscopy pinpoints single-atom impurities in solids
(p.10)

Carbohydrate Size Control

Tethering mechanism regulates length of sugar chains for tuberculosis bacterial cell wall
(p.11)

Materials Engineering

GE taps Detroit-area talent for a new manufacturing R&D center
(p.11)
 

Departments

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Business

Custom chemical producers at Chemspec showcase pharma and agchem in a down year
(pp. 15-17)
Leading Chinese producers of pharmaceutical ingredients see opportunities in home market
(p.18)
Good full-year data for shipments belie the messy picture of finances at companies worldwide
(pp. 30-46)
Employment grew in Europe and Japan, but not in the U.S.
(pp. 47-50)
Drops of 10% or more in production were common as buyers whittled down inventories
(pp. 51-59)
Global trade in chemicals grew despite economic downturn
(pp. 60-63)
For the chemical industry, 2008 started strong, but recession dragged it down
(p.29)
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Government & Policy

Legislation calls for more laboratory testing and a reevaluation of bisphenol A in food packaging
(pp. 20-22)
Newly passed bill would create federal service to provide forecasts to businesses, states, localities
(pp. 23-24)