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Dow and DuPont Receive Conditional Approval for Proposed Merger
Dow and DuPont Receive Conditional Approval for Proposed Merger
China is a critical market for both Dow and DuPont and will be for the three intended independent companies that will be created following the merger.
Dow Announces 20 Percent Reduction of Acrylate Capacity, Additional Actions to Address Current Ma...
Dow Announces 20 Percent Reduction of Acrylate Capacity, Additional Actions to Address Current Ma...
Acrylates are used in a variety of applications including adhesives, coatings, inks, plastics, and superabsorbent products.
OSHA Delays Effective Date for Enforcing Employees' Rights to Report Workplace Injuries, Illnesses
OSHA Delays Effective Date for Enforcing Employees' Rights to Report Workplace Injuries, Illnesses
Originally scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2016, enforcement will now begin Nov. 1, 2016.
EPA Proposes E-manifest User Fee Rule
EPA Proposes E-manifest User Fee Rule
The proposed rule, which establishes the fee formula and methodology for implementing a user fee, is the first step in the regulatory process to establish user fees. EPA is accepting comments on its proposed rule through Sept. 26, 2016.
EPA to Clarify Definition of "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS)
EPA to Clarify Definition of "Waters of the United States" (WOTUS)
During the 2014-2015 rulemaking process, ACA opposed EPA and the Army's efforts to dramatically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the United States. Because of the expanded WOTUS definition, the federal government wa...
Polymers & Coatings Winter 2018 Short Course
Polymers & Coatings Winter 2018 Short Course
The Western Coatings Technology Center at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo will offer the annual winter Polymers and Coatings Short Course Feb. 12-16, 2018. The one-week course will cover many aspects of coating and polymer tech...
Cloverdale Paint Opens R&D Facility
Cloverdale Paint Opens R&D Facility
The 7,200-square-foot addition to the existing solvent-based and OEM product development laboratory will provide the necessary space for research chemists to conduct development work, the company reported.
DuPont and Dow Set Merge Date
DuPont and Dow Set Merge Date
Shares of Dow and DuPont will cease trading at the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Aug. 31.
Sherwin-Williams to Acquire Valspar for $11.3 Billion
Sherwin-Williams to Acquire Valspar for $11.3 Billion
The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2017, subject to approval by Valspar shareholders.
PPG Completes Paint and Coatings Facility in Russia
PPG Completes Paint and Coatings Facility in Russia
In addition to facilities for manufacturing and distributing coatings for automotive, industrial, packaging, and protective and marine applications, the facility includes administrative offices and technical laboratories.
EPA Extends TSCA Nano-reporting Rule Effective Date, Releases Draft Guidance
EPA Extends TSCA Nano-reporting Rule Effective Date, Releases Draft Guidance
The final nano-reporting rule requires a one-time reporting and recordkeeping of existing exposure and health and safety information on nanoscale chemical substances in commerce, and that companies that manufacture (including importing) or process cert...
Sherwin-Williams Completes Acquisition of Valspar
Sherwin-Williams Completes Acquisition of Valspar
Sherwin-Williams expects to achieve $320 million of annual run-rate synergies in the areas of sourcing, SG&A and process and efficiency savings, within three years.
RMP Final Rule Delayed until February 2019
RMP Final Rule Delayed until February 2019
EPA is delaying the effective date of the RMP final rule amendments until February 2019. This latest delay will allow EPA more time to review and reconsider the final RMP rule amendments.
PPG Expands Aerospace Coatings Development, Color Capabilities in UK
PPG Expands Aerospace Coatings Development, Color Capabilities in UK
This includes environmentally controlled spray booths and a suite of complementary rooms intended to streamline new product launches and produce more exact color matches at the site.
Cargill Acquires BioBased Technologies' Polyols Products
Cargill Acquires BioBased Technologies' Polyols Products
Reportedly, Cargill can now offer customers products that incorporate higher levels of natural polyols, which reduces dependence on petroleum polyols.
DuPont and Dow to Combine in 'Merger of Equals'
DuPont and Dow to Combine in 'Merger of Equals'
The merger transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and approval by both Dow and DuPont shareholders.
OSHA Issues a Letter of Interpretation to ACA Regarding Ready-to-Ship Stock in Warehouses and Exi...
OSHA Issues a Letter of Interpretation to ACA Regarding Ready-to-Ship Stock in Warehouses and Exi...
While OSHA did not directly respond to ACA’s concerns regarding the difficulties for manufacturers to distribute one label per shipped container and one SDS per shipment, it did address the issue of product that is already in the distribution chain.
Coatings Raw Materials Cost Reflects Commodities Pricing Trends
Coatings Raw Materials Cost Reflects Commodities Pricing Trends
Since energy consists of a number of components, a good metric for the cost of energy goods is the Producer Price Index for Crude Energy Materials.
AkzoNobel Unveils Strategy to Accelerate Growth and Value Creation
AkzoNobel Unveils Strategy to Accelerate Growth and Value Creation
Creating two separate businesses, according to AkzoNobel, will generate superior, faster, and more certain value creation than the alternatives and with substantially fewer risks, uncertainties, and social costs.
Sun Chemical Partners With KBA-MetalPrint
Sun Chemical Partners With KBA-MetalPrint
The partnership will focus predominantly on the three-piece can market, and Sun Chemical will provide inks to KBA-MetalPrint on an ongoing basis.
Wisconsin Attorney General Submits Brief in Support of State Legislature's Overruling of <i>Thoma...
Wisconsin Attorney General Submits Brief in Support of State Legislature's Overruling of <i>Thoma...
Under Thomas, a plaintiff can sue all the manufacturers who were in the market at the relevant time and, if the case is successful, each will share liability for the "risk" to which they have "contributed." However, in 2011, the Wisconsin legisl...
California's OEHHA Releases Revised Draft of Proposed Article 6, Clear and Reasonable Warnings Re...
California's OEHHA Releases Revised Draft of Proposed Article 6, Clear and Reasonable Warnings Re...
ACA has been actively participating in the regulatory process, meeting with OEHHA and providing substantive comments regarding its concerns with OEHHA’s numerous proposed revisions.
Sika Acquires Turkish Manufacturer of Sealants and Adhesives
Sika Acquires Turkish Manufacturer of Sealants and Adhesives
Sika stated that the acquired production site will not only improve Sika's ability to serve customers in the Turkish market but will also function as a distribution and production hub for the Middle East and Africa, reinforcing the supply chain in this...
Solvay Silica Appoints Lintech as U.S. Distributor
Solvay Silica Appoints Lintech as U.S. Distributor
Lintech, with headquarters in Macon, Ga., is an ISO 9001:2008 certified specialty chemical distributor with 13 regional warehouses and technical sales coverage across the United States
Active Minerals International Improves Process to Add Capacity
Active Minerals International Improves Process to Add Capacity
AMI's process improvements include debottlenecking, mill feed automation, process flow changes, and enhanced utilization of manufacturing data management software. Existing classifiers are also being upgraded to produce more paint grade products.
U.S. Eases Restrictions on Financing Exports to Cuba
U.S. Eases Restrictions on Financing Exports to Cuba
The new amendments will, among other things, remove existing restrictions on payment and financing terms for authorized exports and re-exports to Cuba of items other than agricultural items or commodities.
President Obama Signs into Law the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
President Obama Signs into Law the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
The new law should eventually eliminate or reduce hundreds of import duties on raw materials and intermediate products that are not produced or available domestically.
Siegwerk Transfers Business to Flint Group
Siegwerk Transfers Business to Flint Group
This acquisition allows Siegwerk to focus on its core business of packaging printing, the company said.
ACA Responds to Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Report
ACA Responds to Washington State Antifouling Boat Paint Alternatives Report
Washington State is requiring that copper used as a biocide in anti-fouling boat paint be phased out for recreational use (vessels under 65 ft.) by 2020.
PHMSA Issues Final Rule HM-233F, Adoption of Special Permits
PHMSA Issues Final Rule HM-233F, Adoption of Special Permits
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which reauthorized the federal hazmat statute, required PHMSA to review all Special Permits that had been in existence for more than 10 years and determine whether they were appropriate fo...
Elco Corporation Appoints Azelis as Distributor
Elco Corporation Appoints Azelis as Distributor
Many products from Elco's portfolio are stored at the Azelis warehouse in Germany, allowing Azelis to offer customers short lead times without a minimum order quantity, the companies stated.
OSHA Proposes Compliance Date Delay for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports
OSHA Proposes Compliance Date Delay for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports
OSHA's proposed delay would push the electronic reporting compliance date from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017.
Arizona Polymer Flooring Acquires Super-Krete International
Arizona Polymer Flooring Acquires Super-Krete International
The California-based Super-Krete International is a manufacturer of concrete repair and restoration materials for residential and commercial projects.
TSCA Reform Compromise Bill Passes House, Headed to Senate for Vote
TSCA Reform Compromise Bill Passes House, Headed to Senate for Vote
The bill creates a framework to reset the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) inventory, prioritize chemical substances, make it easier for EPA to obtain information on chemicals through testing, require risk evaluations of high priority substances, cr...
Sika Automotive Commissions New Mixing Equipment and Packaging Lines
Sika Automotive Commissions New Mixing Equipment and Packaging Lines
The SikaPower product portfolio includes crash durable, structural, and e-coatable adhesives for body-in-white applications.
AkzoNobel Completes Expansion of Coatings Research Facility
AkzoNobel Completes Expansion of Coatings Research Facility
Carried out in phases over a period of three years, the investment in the site that employs around 40 scientists will support the company's Protective Coatings, Marine Coatings and Specialty Coatings businesses, the company stated.
Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Defend Trade Secrets Act
Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Defend Trade Secrets Act
The bill would provide federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, as well as damages for U.S. companies beset by the theft of corporate intellectual property.
Nuplex Shareholders Vote to Combine with Allnex
Nuplex Shareholders Vote to Combine with Allnex
Talks of combining companies began on February 15. Exclusive talks with Nuplex were backed by Allnex's shareholder, Advent International.
OSHA to Hold Second Public Meeting to Solicit Suggestions for Growing, Strengthening Voluntary Pr...
OSHA to Hold Second Public Meeting to Solicit Suggestions for Growing, Strengthening Voluntary Pr...
OSHA will hold the second of two meetings Aug. 28, 2017, in New Orleans, La., to continue the discussion on the future direction of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The discussion will include a review of the July 17, 2017, meeti...
EPA Administrator Pruitt Issues Directive to End EPA "Sue & Settle"
EPA Administrator Pruitt Issues Directive to End EPA "Sue & Settle"
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt issued an agency-wide directive designed to end "sue and settle" practices within the agency, signaling that it will not resolve litigation through backroom deals with any type of special interest group.
EPA Delays Implementation of Final Rule for Wood Composite Formaldehyde Emissions
EPA Delays Implementation of Final Rule for Wood Composite Formaldehyde Emissions
EPA has once again pushed back the implementation date for its final rule that limits formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products because of President Trump's regulatory freeze, which initially delayed implementation until March 21, 2016. Imple...
Wacker Expands Production Plants in South Korea
Wacker Expands Production Plants in South Korea
Capital expenditures of around €60 million are budgeted for the capacity increase and for expanding local infrastructure.
ACA Backgrounder Addresses Issues with EPA's Proposed Rule for Nano Reporting
ACA Backgrounder Addresses Issues with EPA's Proposed Rule for Nano Reporting
ACA addresses why EPA should make practical changes to its proposal — which is scheduled to be finalized in fall of 2016 — in order to make the rule workable for the coatings industry, and to allow the agency to appropriately focus its info...
New U.S. Trade Rep Readies to Take on NAFTA, Seeks Industry Comment
New U.S. Trade Rep Readies to Take on NAFTA, Seeks Industry Comment
Trade policy is one of ACA's top federal priorities since the clear majority of U.S. paint and coatings companies are in the global marketplace. ACA is encouraging the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to promote U.S. exports, remove t...
President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act
President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act
The new law establishes federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and also provide damages for U.S. companies who are victims of the theft of corporate intellectual property.
Cal Poly Raises $1.1 Million to Fund Expansion of Coatings Facilities
Cal Poly Raises $1.1 Million to Fund Expansion of Coatings Facilities
Cal Poly's Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center (WCTC) recently completed a $1.1 million fundraising campaign to support an expansion that will nearly double its available lab facilities. The additional 2,100 square feet of lab and off...
CDC Issues Report on Possible Health Implications from Exposure to Formaldehyde Emitted from Lami...
CDC Issues Report on Possible Health Implications from Exposure to Formaldehyde Emitted from Lami...
Because of concerns raised by the 60 Minutes report, CPSC conducted an in-depth test of laminate flooring samples manufactured in China during 2012-2014 that were sold at Lumber Liquidators® stores.
Spherix Mineral Products Partners with ChemSpec
Spherix Mineral Products Partners with ChemSpec
The partnership will allow ChemSpec to deliver enhanced solutions to the silicone compounding market, the company stated.
BASF to Collaborate with HP Indigo
BASF to Collaborate with HP Indigo
The expansion of HP Indigo digital printing into mainstream flexible packaging required a validation of various adhesive performances with the HP Indigo ElectroInk.
Peninsula Polymers to Represent Allnex Additives
Peninsula Polymers to Represent Allnex Additives
Peninsula Polymers will serve as a national distributor for Allnex’s additives, specifically the ADDITOL® and MODAFLOW® products.
Missouri Adopts Daubert Standard for Expert Witness Testimony
Missouri Adopts Daubert Standard for Expert Witness Testimony
ACA is a strong proponent of Daubert - a stricter test for the admissibility of expert testimony in product liability cases - as the paradigm for a national standard for admissibility of scientific expert testimony.
Defend Trade Secrets Act Awaits President Obama's Signature
Defend Trade Secrets Act Awaits President Obama's Signature
The bill would provide federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and also provide damages for U.S. companies beset by the theft of corporate intellectual property. The President is expected to sign the bill into law.
Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production Tops 90 Million in 2015
Worldwide Motor Vehicle Production Tops 90 Million in 2015
The 2015 figure of 90.683 million units is up nearly 50% from the 2009 figure of 61.762 million units worldwide.
Oil Stocks Continued Rise Suggests Continued Low Prices
Oil Stocks Continued Rise Suggests Continued Low Prices
Currently, global demand has fallen behind rising global oil production, and has done so for at least the past two years.
Henkel Invests in Adhesives Production Expansion
Henkel Invests in Adhesives Production Expansion
The new line will serve the growing demand for high impact solutions, supporting key trends in the global aerospace industry such as light weighting and automation, the company stated.
Axalta to Acquire Wood Coatings Business
Axalta to Acquire Wood Coatings Business
As part of the transaction, Axalta will acquire the personnel, both dedicated manufacturing sites, R&D assets, and the underlying intellectual property of Valspar's North American Industrial Wood Coatings business.
Congress Passes Resolution to Overturn OSHA Final Rule on Recordkeeping Citations
Congress Passes Resolution to Overturn OSHA Final Rule on Recordkeeping Citations
Last December, OSHA released its final rule clarifying an employer's continuing obligation to make and maintain accurate injury and illness records. The final rule extended the statute of limitations for which the agency can issue citations for recordi...
OSHA Lowers Permissible Exposure Limit for Occupational Exposures to Crystalline Silica
OSHA Lowers Permissible Exposure Limit for Occupational Exposures to Crystalline Silica
The final rule establishes a new, lower PEL of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (50 μg/m3) as an 8-hour time weighted average (TWA) in all industries covered by the rule. This new limit is 2-5 times lower than ...
EPA Releases Proposed Rule Amending Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act
EPA Releases Proposed Rule Amending Risk Management Programs under the Clean Air Act
EPA's RMP program applies to all stationary sources with processes that contain more than a threshold of a regulated substance. The plan elements are intended to prevent accidental releases and reducing the severity of releases that occur.
California Governor Expected to Sign Chemical Disclosure Bill
California Governor Expected to Sign Chemical Disclosure Bill
If enacted, the measure that was passed by the California Senate and Assembly earlier this month, would require companies to identify on labels and online information the chemical ingredients found in cleaning products; that is, household and instituti...
Clariant to Invest in New Additives' Facilities in China
Clariant to Invest in New Additives' Facilities in China
The expansion of its manufacturing footprint will also reportedly enable Clariant to shorten supply lead times and deliver customized high-tech solutions more rapidly in this region. The new facilities in Zhenjiang, China are expected to be completed i...
Senate Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act
Senate Passes Defend Trade Secrets Act
The bill would provide federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and also provide damages for U.S. companies beset by the theft of corporate intellectual property.
Axalta Opens Training Facility in Australia
Axalta Opens Training Facility in Australia
The center will be the key training destination for refinishers from the Western Australian region, focusing on the use of Axalta's refinish and industrial products to help maximize refinishers' skill-sets and keep them up-to-date with latest technolog...
Two New Executive Orders Focus on Trade
Two New Executive Orders Focus on Trade
Trade policy is one of ACA's top federal priorities since the clear majority of U.S. paint and coatings companies are in the global marketplace.
PHMSA Issues Final 'Reverse Logistics' Rule
PHMSA Issues Final 'Reverse Logistics' Rule
The final rule creates a new section in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to identify the regulatory responsibilities of the shipper for reverse logistics, that is, the safe return of goods from the consumer/marketplace to the vendor, manufactu...
CDC Issues Statement on Errors in its Formaldehyde in Laminate Flooring Report
CDC Issues Statement on Errors in its Formaldehyde in Laminate Flooring Report
CDC’s statement said that “health risks of people who have the laminate flooring are being revised to reflect greater exposure to formaldehyde, which could cause eye, nose, and throat irritation for anyone. The estimated risk of cancer asso...
Senate Passes TSCA Reform Legislation
Senate Passes TSCA Reform Legislation
The legislation will bring up to date the country's primary chemicals management law to ensure the safe use of chemicals, encourage the development of new products, and keep the United States globally competitive.
Chemical Distributors Maintain Important Role in Supply Chain
Chemical Distributors Maintain Important Role in Supply Chain
The Census reported on Aug. 9 that sales of chemical distributors (not including manufacturers’ sales branches and offices), were $465.8 billion, up 0.7 percent from the revised May level, and up 5.5 percent from the June 2016 level on a seas...
Axalta Opens Technology Center in Vadodara, India
Axalta Opens Technology Center in Vadodara, India
The new laboratory space will feature contemporary robotic spray applicators that can reportedly simulate line application conditions inside customer manufacturing plants.
Existing Home Sales Rebound in March
Existing Home Sales Rebound in March
The increase in the annual home sales rate was strongest in the Northeast and Midwest, and lower in the South and West.
EPA Proposes Delay of WOTUS Rule until 2020
EPA Proposes Delay of WOTUS Rule until 2020
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.
OSHA Releases Final Rule to Amend Workplace Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements
OSHA Releases Final Rule to Amend Workplace Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements
OSHA's stated purpose of the final rule is to have certain injury and illness data that companies already collect to be reported electronically, and to inform the public about companies’ injury and illness data. The final rule presents a number o...
U.S. Zinc Expands Relationship with Azelis Americas Canada
U.S. Zinc Expands Relationship with Azelis Americas Canada
Azelis Americas will represent U.S. Zinc for zinc oxide and zinc dust across all of Canada.
Wal-Mart Seeks to Remove Eight Chemicals from Household Products, Leans on Suppliers
Wal-Mart Seeks to Remove Eight Chemicals from Household Products, Leans on Suppliers
Wal-Mart developed this list in coordination with the Environmental Defense Fund, and it builds upon Wal-Mart's Sustainability Policy released in 2013. The policy will require products still containing these chemicals to disclose these ingredients on t...
Dow Chemical Company Research Team Receives 2016 American Coatings AWARD
Dow Chemical Company Research Team Receives 2016 American Coatings AWARD
The American Coatings AWARD recognizes the most outstanding paper at the biennial American Coatings CONFERENCE. Dow Chemical’s Erin Vogel, Marty Beebe, Bob Bills, Christina Ellison, Sue Machelski, Jamie Sullivan, Jay Romick, and Vennesa Williams ...
Bill Introduced in House to Delay Ozone Standard Implementation
Bill Introduced in House to Delay Ozone Standard Implementation
The bill would require EPA to freeze implementation of the new 70 ppb ozone standard while it conducts a study on the effect of foreign pollution on areas that are unable to comply.
Federal Agencies Issue Guidance on Changes to U.S.-Cuba Policy
Federal Agencies Issue Guidance on Changes to U.S.-Cuba Policy
The National Security Presidential Memorandum issued in June directs the Secretaries of Commerce, State, and Treasury to take certain actions to implement the President's Cuba policy, affecting trade and commerce.
BASF Expands Distribution Relationship with Azelis Americas
BASF Expands Distribution Relationship with Azelis Americas
Through this expansion, GMZ becomes the sole distributor of BASF's Dispersions & Resins Division portfolio of products across the Midwest and Northeast markets including Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, and Michigan.
PPG Opens Automotive Refinish Training Center in Argentina
PPG Opens Automotive Refinish Training Center in Argentina
PPG will train technicians from Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay on all of PPG's automotive refinish product lines and color modules, as well as application techniques, the company stated.
Tax Extenders Enacted in Omnibus Appropriations Bill Signed by President Obama
Tax Extenders Enacted in Omnibus Appropriations Bill Signed by President Obama
The legislative package revives and extends through 2016 a number of tax provisions affecting business, including the R&D credit, enhanced Section 179 expensing, and deferral for active financing. It also extended the section 954(c)(6) “look-thro...
Department of Labor Data Show Slight Slowing of Compensation Cost Increase
Department of Labor Data Show Slight Slowing of Compensation Cost Increase
Looking at longer term trends in manufacturing, manufacturing compensation has risen at a rate slightly below all workers (since the end of 2005), with retail trade, transportation, and utilities outpacing manufacturing.
ACA Comments on EPA's Proposed Rule for Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements
ACA Comments on EPA's Proposed Rule for Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements
EPA proposed substantive changes to its hazardous waste generator regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, in order to streamline the rules and increase flexibility for hazardous waste generators. Many of ACA's member companies are...
Ohio Proposes Amendments to Universal Waste Rule
Ohio Proposes Amendments to Universal Waste Rule
Ohio EPA is in the process of adopting universal waste regulations for paint and paint-related wastes largely based on Texas' universal waste rules.
Volume of U.S. Seaborne Trade Doubles since 2000
Volume of U.S. Seaborne Trade Doubles since 2000
The United States is a trading nation, and much of its international trade in merchandise arrives and departs on ships, primarily container vessels. The physical volume of such seaborne trade has risen dramatically since the turn of the century, rising...
Ohio Universal Waste Rule Amendments Nearly Final
Ohio Universal Waste Rule Amendments Nearly Final
The amendments designate hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous antifreeze, and hazardous paint and paint-related wastes as "universal wastes," to promote proper handling, recycling, or disposal of the hazardous waste.
Sherwin-Williams and Valspar Extend Term of Merger Agreement
Sherwin-Williams and Valspar Extend Term of Merger Agreement
The extension of the merger agreement to June 21, 2017, is intended to provide sufficient time to complete the Valspar acquisition.
House Committee Passes ACA-Supported Tariff Bill
House Committee Passes ACA-Supported Tariff Bill
The House Ways and Means Committee on April 20 passed by voice vote bipartisan legislation that would create a Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process to eliminate tariffs on inputs and other products that are not produced or available in the United St...
President Signs Law Banning Microbeads in Personal Care Products
President Signs Law Banning Microbeads in Personal Care Products
This legislation will preempt state and local laws related to plastic microbeads in rinse off cosmetics.
Emerald Performance Materials Sells Specialties and Polymer Additives and Nitriles Businesses
Emerald Performance Materials Sells Specialties and Polymer Additives and Nitriles Businesses
The sale will involve five of the company’s nine dedicated plants in Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Henry, Ill.; and a portion of a shared site in Akron, Ohio.
Axalta Launches its Nason Finishes Brand in Russia
Axalta Launches its Nason Finishes Brand in Russia
Axalta’s Nason Finishes’ regionally-specific product portfolios are well-established in the economy refinish paint sectors in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Asia Pacific, the company says.
Reichhold and Polynt Complete Merger
Reichhold and Polynt Complete Merger
The new Polynt-Reichhold (the Group) is a global company in the Intermediates, Coating and Composite Resins, Thermoset Compounds, Gel-coats, and niche specialties with more than $2 billion in revenue.