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Axalta Coating Systems has broken ground on a new facility for the training of coatings professionals.

AkzoNobel has been honored at the 2014 UK IT Industry Awards for its Visualizer app.

BASF has entered into a partnership with Hemmelrath Technologies, a specialist in modular facility concepts for the production of paint and coatings.

The new methionine complex built by Evonik Industries in Singapore has officially come on stream.

DuPont Titanium Technologies, part of DuPont’s performance chemicals segment, will begin production at its new TiO2 facility in early 2016.

Nov.1, 2014 marked the first day of PaintCare® program operations in Minnesota.

On Oct. 29, ACA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to its Request for Information (RFI) on proposed changes to the Risk Management Programs (RMP) .

On Nov. 6, ACA, along with more than 15 other organizations, signed on to a letter expressing concern about President Obama’s Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. 

On Oct. 31, ACA met with officials from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), at which time the agency responded to ACA’s petition for relief from the implementation date of June 1, 2015 for labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) under the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for chemical product formulators.

Vencorex is increasing production capacity for aliphatic isocyanates with several industrial projects.

New Company DBSM Biocides Launched

Friday, November 07, 2014

A new Sino-American joint venture company, DBSM Biocides, has been launched by Special Materials Company and Dalian Bio Chem.

Biobased products company Corbion Purac has announced that it will begin production of polylactic acid (PLA).

BYK Additives & Instruments has signed an exclusive agreement with technology research center ITENE, of Valencia, Spain, on the production and marketing of new clay-based additives for the packaging industry.

AkzoNobel has begun operations at its new powder coatings plant in Dubai, UAE.

PPG Completes Acquisition of Comex

Friday, November 07, 2014

PPG Industries has finalized its acquisition of Mexico City-based Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. (Comex).

The International Paint & Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) is working with the UN’s Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (GAELP) to promote the establishment of appropriate national regulatory frameworks to stop the manufacture, import, export, sale, and use of lead paints and products coated with lead paints.

ACA recently joined the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), an organization founded by institutional purchasers, suppliers, and other interested stakeholders with the goal of creating a framework for sustainable institutional purchasing. 

On Oct. 13, ACA submitted comments to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in response to its Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Supplemental NPRM) on workplace injury and illness reporting.

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