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EPA Deadline for TSCA CBI Substantiation Now October 19

October 9, 2017 Industry News
For TSCA submissions containing information claimed as CBI that was filed between June 22, 2016 and March 21, 2017, submitters have until Oct. 19, 2017 to provide the required substantiation under TSCA section 14(c)(3). The original deadline had been Sept. 19, 2017.

September Hurricanes Impact Employment in Affected Areas

October 9, 2017 Industry News
One metric that shows the scale of the hurricanes' disruption is a figure tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics – which tracks those who are employed but not at work due to bad weather. 

Washington State Expands List of Chemicals for Children’s Safe Products Reporting Rule

October 9, 2017 Industry News
As required by Washington law, chemicals on the list have either been found in children’s products or have been documented to be present in human tissue (blood, breast milk, etc.). However, the mere presence of these chemicals in children’s products does not necessarily indicate that there is a risk of exposure.

ECHA’s RAC Finalizes Recommendation for Titanium Dioxide Dust Inhalation

October 9, 2017 Industry News
The European Chemicals Agency's Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) opinion will face additional scrutiny and potential clarifications as it moves through the formal consideration process, culminating in a final decision by European Commission officials in the first quarter of 2018.

High Road Sells the Crown Group to PPG

October 9, 2017 Business News
High Road Capital Partners has completed 43 transactions — 17 platform investments, 20 add‐on acquisitions and six exits — since its founding in 2007.

Ferro Expands Ceramic Coatings Business

October 9, 2017 Business News
Ferro expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings and 2018 post-synergy adjusted EBITDA, which is forecasted to be approximately $13-14 million.

Wacker Expands Production Plants in South Korea

October 9, 2017 Business News
Capital expenditures of around €60 million are budgeted for the capacity increase and for expanding local infrastructure. Construction is scheduled to start before the end of the year and is expected to be finished by Q1 2019.

Azelis Americas Combines P.T. Hutchins and Ribelin

October 9, 2017 Business News
According to the company, it is comprised of a team of technical sales representatives, supported by application labs with degreed chemists, technical marketing, and best in class customer service and will continue to bring value and accelerated growth to Azelis’ principal partners and to over 7,000 customers across the United States.

IMCD Adds Coatings Application Laboratory

October 9, 2017 Business News
The coatings laboratory will support customers and suppliers, offering market trend advice, problem solving, formulation guidance, and product performance testing, IMCD stated.

Cal Poly Raises $1.1 Million to Fund Expansion of Coatings Facilities

October 8, 2017 Industry News
Cal Poly's Western Coatings Technology Center connects the university’s Polymers and Coatings Program to partners in industry. Through the center, Cal Poly offers intensive short courses, testing services, contract research, and other collaborative opportunities to the paint and coatings industry.