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IPPIC and IMarEST Launch Template for Biofouling Management Plan

August 15, 2017 Industry News
The IPPIC and IMarEST template addresses issues germane to coatings in the IMO’s 2011 “Guidelines for the Control and Management of Ships' Biofouling to Minimize the Transfer of Invasive Aquatic Species."

ACA Seeks Tax Treatment Adjustment

August 15, 2017 Industry News
Corporate tax reform is a federal priority for ACA, which has long maintained that U.S. manufacturers face higher tax costs than almost all its competitors in other countries. ACA believes the current tax system has created an uncertain environment that consistently undermines manufacturers’ ability to compete and succeed in the global marketplace.

ACA Joins Coalition Letter on Maintaining NAFTA ISDS

August 15, 2017 Industry News
ACA believes that investment and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) remain high priorities in the NAFTA modernization to strengthen enforcement and ensure the fair treatment for U.S. individual, non-profit and business investors.

Chemical Distributors Maintain Important Role in Supply Chain

August 15, 2017 Industry News
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 seasonally adjusted basis.

Axalta to Acquire Plascoat

August 15, 2017 Business News
As part of the transaction, Axalta will acquire both Plascoat manufacturing facilities in Farnham, England and Zuidland, Netherlands.

FTC Approves Final Order with Sherwin-Williams and Valspar

August 15, 2017 Business News
Axalta will also acquire certain Valspar research and development facilities, warehouses and testing facilities, as well as customer contracts, intellectual property, inventory, accounts receivable, government licenses and permits, and business records.

DuPont and Dow Set Merge Date

August 15, 2017 Business News
Shares of Dow and DuPont will cease trading at the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Aug. 31.

Cortec Selects EMCO Chemical Distributors

August 15, 2017 Business News
EMCO will distribute Cortec’s additives throughout the Midwest and East Coast.

ALTANA Acquires NuLabel Technologies

August 15, 2017 Business News
The acquisition comprises technologies for additive manufacturing of sustainable decoration solutions, technology for resealable packaging, and an interdisciplinary team of researchers.

EPA to Publish Three Final Rules under TSCA

August 1, 2017 Industry News
The TSCA rules are 1) procedures for prioritization of existing chemicals, 2) procedures for EPA risk evaluations of existing chemicals, and 3) a reporting rule to “reset” the TSCA inventory.