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A number of ACA members are impacted by the PSM Standard (29 CFR 1910.119), which contains requirements for the management of hazards associated with processes using highly hazardous chemicals. 

NMA is an alliance of private companies and trade associations, including ACA, established to advocate for a responsible business and regulatory climate for products in which nanomaterials are used or are essential. ACA joined NMA in 2015 and worked with the coalition to provide substantive comments, criticisms, and recommendations to EPA about this proposed rule

The Maine PaintCare program is the eighth of its kind in the United States, with programs already in place in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont; and operations are slated to launch in the District of Columbia in early 2016.

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) will co-sponsor the 2nd ANZPAC Workshop on Biofouling Management for Sustainable Shipping, Sept. 16-17 in Melbourne, Australia.

The Lubrizol Corporation's performance coatings business is adding new laboratory capabilities to its Innovation Center in Singapore.

GAF, a North American roofing manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Quest Construction Products (QCP), a division of Quest Specialty Chemicals.

Maroon Group LLC has acquired 100% of the assets of D.B. Becker Co., Inc., an east coast distributor of specialty chemicals based in Clinton, N.J.

Rhein Chemie Corporation has become a business unit of LANXESS Corporation.

BASF is investing in the expansion and flexibilization of the production facilities for chelating agents at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

This leading market study profiles the performance of the coatings industry’s 19 market sectors, offering insightful analysis, and provides projections for sector performance for the five-year period.

The lecture and award will be presented at the American Coatings Conference, April 11-13, 2016 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The letter, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) was signed by some 260 associations and chambers of commerce.

More security compliance inspections will occur at facilities beginning this fall, according to Kelly Murray, section chief of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Infrastructure Security Compliance Division.

OSHA is attempting to clarify its longstanding position that it is an employer’s duty to record an injury or illness for the full duration of the record-retention-and-access period (for 5 years after the end of the calendar year in which the injury or illness became recordable). 

On July 21, the Senate Finance Committee approved a two-year extension of more than 50 expired tax provisions, known as “tax extenders,” by a 23–3 vote.

Royal DSM and CVC Capital Partners (CVC) have finalized the partnership for DSM’s activities in polymer intermediates (caprolactam and acrylonitrile) and composite resins through the formation of a new company, ChemicaInvest B.V.

AkzoNobel’s performance coatings business is working with Siemens to provide coatings and corrosion protection for the expansion of a major power plant in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Micro Powders, Inc. has completed an expansion of their Tarrytown, N.Y. product development laboratory that triples the size of the previous space.

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