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California DTSC Proposes Adding Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers to Safer Consumer Products List

December 4, 2017 Industry News
California’s Safer Consumer Products is a regulatory program enacted by state law in September 2008, seeking to reduce the amount of “toxics” in a broad class of consumer products.

OSHA Extends Electronic Reporting Deadline to December 15, 2017

December 4, 2017 Industry News
OSHA requires employers with more than 10 employees to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.

IPPIC Submits Paper to IMO Subcommittee

December 4, 2017 Industry News
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) paper asks the subcommittee to include IPPIC and its members in discussion of a proposal submitted by a number of states of the European Union to amend the IMO’s International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems on Ships (AFS) to include controls for cybutryne.

BASF to Supply Coatings for Automotive Plant in Belarus

December 4, 2017 Business News
BASF's Coatings division will supply all the paint layers for the vehicles, including electrocoat, primer, basecoat, clearcoat, and plastic parts.

Evonik to Acquire Compounding Business from 3M

December 4, 2017 Business News
The transaction includes the Accurel® brand product produced in Obernburg (Bavaria, Germany), as well as the Obernburg production facility with approximately 25 jobs that will be retained.

allnex Appoints Palmer Holland as Southeast Distributor

December 4, 2017 Business News
Palmer Holland’s new territory will comprise the Midwest, Southeast, and East Coast regions.

DSM to Expand Capacity of High Performance Plastics

December 4, 2017 Business News
According to the company, DSM Engineering Plastics is responding to strong customer demand in high temperature polyamides (PAs) and thermoplastic copolyesters (TPC) with this expansion.

AkzoNobel to Acquire V.Powdertech Business

December 4, 2017 Business News
The acquisition of V.Powdertech will bring new technologies and services to complement AkzoNobel’s global technology portfolio and business in market segments such as architectural and automotive coatings, the company stated.

CARACAL Defers Action on ECHA Titanium Dioxide Classification Recommendation, Seeks Comment

November 29, 2017 Industry News
Should the proposed classification as a Category 2 (Animal) Carcinogen be finalized under the CLP, onerous new labeling requirements will be required for TiO2-containing products, leading to market unease, with implications for product quality, performance and waste management.