Specialty paint and wallpaper stores (NAICS 44412) are a key sales outlet for architectural coatings, along with the more general retailer building material and supply dealer channel (NAICS 4441).
On Aug. 11, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Reverse Logistics — the safe return of goods from the consumer/marketplace to the vendor, manufacturer, or supplier for reuse, recycling, or disposal.
On Aug. 12, the American Coatings Association (ACA) along with eight other trade associations sent a letter to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) petitioning the agency to provide relief from the implementation dates for labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) under the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for chemical product formulators.
Executive Order 13650 Update: EPA Releases Request for Information on Risk Management Plan ModernizationMonday, August 18, 2014
On July 31, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Request for Information (RFI) with proposed modernizations to the Risk Management Programs (RMP) under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Executive Order on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” will Require Government Contractors to Disclose Labor Law ViolationsMonday, August 18, 2014
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has announced that it will expand capacity at its Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) production facility in Nanjing, China.
Emerald Performance Materials, LLC, has completed its sale to an affiliate of private equity firm American Securities LLC.
On July 29, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection held a public hearing on a proposed rule initiated by a citizens’ petition that would designate four phthalates as priority chemicals under Maine’s Kid-Safe Products Act and require reporting for manufacturers of certain products containing one or more of the listed phthalates.
U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Reopens the Door to Market Share Liability in Wisconsin for Lead-Based Paint Claims That Accrued Prior to 2011Tuesday, August 05, 2014
On July 24, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2010 ruling by a federal judge in Wisconsin's Eastern District that had held that Wisconsin's common law doctrine of lead-based paint market share liability violated substantive Due Process, Takings, or Interstate-Commerce clauses of the Constitution.
Mike Bauer, former Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for Tnemec Company Inc., passed away on July 3, 2014, at age 70.
Flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Americas has moved its center of operations to a new facility in Spring, Texas.