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Evonik Acrylics Africa Now a Wholly Owned Evonik Company
Evonik Acrylics Africa Now a Wholly Owned Evonik Company
The share purchase is in line with Evonik's worldwide core market strategy and reaffirms the commitment to strengthening the company's position as the exclusive manufacturer of PLEXIGLAS acrylic sheet in the African market, Evonik stated.
Axalta Expands Industrial Wood Manufacturing Capability
Axalta Expands Industrial Wood Manufacturing Capability
The Northern Stacks complex will add more than three million gallons of capacity to support increasing customer demand throughout the Midwest. Upon opening, Axalta stated that it will immediately dedicate 20,000 square feet to production space for wood...
Jebsen & Jessen and Jebsen Group Announce Joint Venture
Jebsen & Jessen and Jebsen Group Announce Joint Venture
According to the companies, this partnership combines the expertise of both organizations, establishing a stronger regional presence that provides better service capability to customers in Asia.
ACA Hosts Member Webinar Series on Regulatory Issues
ACA Hosts Member Webinar Series on Regulatory Issues
ACA offers corporate member complimentary webinars that focus on topical regulatory issues.
EPA Proposes Universal Waste Designation for Aerosol Cans
EPA Proposes Universal Waste Designation for Aerosol Cans
Under the proposed reclassification, aerosol cans, pressurized or spent - including spray paint cans - would be treated and handled as universal waste.
Synthomer Sells Leuna Site to Alberdingk Boley
Synthomer Sells Leuna Site to Alberdingk Boley
The ongoing operational savings related to the sale of the site form the final part of Synthomer's $12 million synergy target relating to that acquisition, the company stated.
Huron Capital Acquires US Coatings
Huron Capital Acquires US Coatings
US Coatings was purchased in 2013 by Mike Reed, Don Thomas, and Larry LeSeure, who are now partnering with Valentus to leverage the infrastructure, technology and manufacturing capacity that Valentus has assembled, the company reported.
Measure to Repeal Colorado PaintCare Program Law Defeated in Legislature
Measure to Repeal Colorado PaintCare Program Law Defeated in Legislature
ACA and PaintCare strongly opposed the measure and touted the success of the program: since its establishment, the Colorado program has collected more than 1.6 million gallons of unused paint, and recycled or otherwise utilized more than 80 percent of ...
Specialty Polymers, Inc. Partners with Kathion Chemie de Mexico
Specialty Polymers, Inc. Partners with Kathion Chemie de Mexico
Based in Nuevo Leon, Kathion Chemie de Mexico distributes specialty chemicals and raw materials in the coatings, ink, construction, cosmetic, personal care, and agrochemical industries throughout Mexico.
Supreme Court WOTUS Decision Brings State Lawsuits
Supreme Court WOTUS Decision Brings State Lawsuits
ACA supports EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers' efforts to effect changes to the rule that will provide continuity and certainty for regulated entities, the states, agency staff, and the public.
Federal Debt Exceeds $20 Trillion and Might Rise Higher as Result of Recent Legislation
Federal Debt Exceeds $20 Trillion and Might Rise Higher as Result of Recent Legislation
The current market value of gross federal debt now exceeds $20 trillion, a value that was first passed in early 2016.
AkzoNobel Seals Two-year Intersleek Supply Deal with Nakilat
AkzoNobel Seals Two-year Intersleek Supply Deal with Nakilat
The new agreement means that by the end of 2018, more than 640,000 liters of Intersleek 1100SR will have been applied to 108 of Nakilat's LNG vessels across the globe, according to the company.
EPA Releases List of 51 Parts of Country that Fall Short of Ozone Standards
EPA Releases List of 51 Parts of Country that Fall Short of Ozone Standards
In October 2015, EPA lowered both the primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for ozone from the 2008-set 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 70 ppb, even though the higher 75 ppb standard was never fully implemented across the country.
Arkema to Produce Polyamide 12 in China Mid-2020
Arkema to Produce Polyamide 12 in China Mid-2020
The investment, which represents tens of millions of euros, will support the strong demand in growth applications such as cable protection, lightweighting (metal replacement) in automobiles, improved high performance sports shoes (running, soccer, etc....
Grace Acquires Albemarle Polyolefin Catalysts Business
Grace Acquires Albemarle Polyolefin Catalysts Business
The acquired business primarily develops and manufactures proprietary and custom-manufactured single-site catalysts as well as metallocenes and activators used in the production of plastic resins.
Industry Observers Anticipate Global Shipbuilding Expected to Rebound
Industry Observers Anticipate Global Shipbuilding Expected to Rebound
Global shipbuilding, and with it demand for marine coatings, has been driven largely by the strong growth in international trade in goods, as well as the world's increasing demand for petroleum, which is shipped worldwide from the locations where it is...
ACA Urges Congress to Pass Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
ACA Urges Congress to Pass Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017 includes nearly 1,700 petitions that the U.S. International Trade Commission reported to Congress in August were eligible for duty-relief as products not produced or available in the United States.
Coatings and Adhesives Manufacturing Show Increased Shipments, Leaner Inventories
Coatings and Adhesives Manufacturing Show Increased Shipments, Leaner Inventories
Manufacturers seek to maintain lean, but not overly lean, inventory levels, and it appears that the coatings and adhesives industries have done well in this regard since the end of the recession.
ACA's Paint Councils Focus on Issues at the State Level
ACA's Paint Councils Focus on Issues at the State Level
ACA's Government Affairs division oversees a network of Paint Councils - grassroots groups representing the association in its efforts to promote the interests of the paint and coatings industry at the state level.
Dow Inaugurates New Coating Materials Plant in Western China
Dow Inaugurates New Coating Materials Plant in Western China
The plant is Dow's first manufacturing site in western China and, and according to Dow, is evidence of company's firm commitment to explore China's emerging western inland markets, as well as its support of the Belt and Road initiative of the Chinese g...
Compliance Date for Amended Prop 65 "Clear and Reasonable Warnings" is August 29
Compliance Date for Amended Prop 65 "Clear and Reasonable Warnings" is August 29
Under Prop. 65, individuals must provide warnings prior to exposure to a chemical identified by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm.
ACA's Steve Sides Among CPCA Honorees at CPCA 105th Annual Conference
ACA's Steve Sides Among CPCA Honorees at CPCA 105th Annual Conference
CPCA's Industry Achievement Award is presented to individuals or an organization that has demonstrated exceptional achievement in advancing the interests of the industry and the association's objectives.
In Time of Low Overall Unemployment, State Level Data Shows Significant Variance
In Time of Low Overall Unemployment, State Level Data Shows Significant Variance
The coatings industry is concentrated in states such as Ohio and Illinois, for example, where unemployment is currently higher than average; both states show 4.7 percent unemployment rates as of Q1 2018.
Axalta Announces New Names for the Spencer Coatings Group
Axalta Announces New Names for the Spencer Coatings Group
Axalta has announced the new legal entity names for Spencer Coatings after its acquisition by Axalta in May 2017.
Frank C. Sullivan Receives ACA's George Baugh Heckel Award
Frank C. Sullivan Receives ACA's George Baugh Heckel Award
Frank C. Sullivan, chairman and CEO of RPM International Inc., received the George Baugh Heckel Award - the association's highest honor - in recognition of his leadership efforts on behalf of the association and the industry.
BASF Opens Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai
BASF Opens Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai
According to the company, the facility will be a production hub for solventborne and waterborne coatings, closely connected to the company's existing infrastructure for automotive coatings, resins, and electrocoat production as well as R&D laboratories.
Maroon Group Acquires J. Tech Sales
Maroon Group Acquires J. Tech Sales
J. Tech's management team, led by Jeff Tannenbaum and Barry Tannenbaum, will remain in place and continue to actively manage the business as an operating vertical within Maroon Group, the companies reported.
ChemiK and Omya Announce Distribution Partnership
ChemiK and Omya Announce Distribution Partnership
Omya will represent ChemiK as a national distributor of their full line of synthetic iron oxide pigments in the coatings, plastics, and construction markets throughout the United States and Canada.
EPA Releases List of Substances Reported under TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule
EPA Releases List of Substances Reported under TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Rule
The Toxic Substances Act (TSCA) requires EPA to designate certain substances as either "active" or "inactive" in U.S. commerce.