ACA presented a series of awards recognizing both students and professionals for their innovative work in coatings technology, including the CoatingsTech Best Paper Award, Joseph J. Mattiello Award, and Student Poster Session Awards.
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, signed into law on June 22, 2016, mandates the agency to restrict chemicals already in commerce that pose unreasonable risks to public health and the environment. Since January, EPA has released multiple proposed regulations that will impact how EPA evaluates chemicals used in the coatings industry.
Last December, OSHA released its final rule clarifying an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain accurate injury and illness records. The final rule extended the statute of limitations for which the agency can issue citations for recording, keeping violations to five years and six months, as opposed to just six months that most employers interpreted previously.
EPA has once again pushed back the implementation date for its final rule that limits formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products as a result of President Trump’s regulatory freeze, which initially delayed implementation until March 21, 2016. Implementation is now set for May 22, 2017.
ACA maintains that the faithful application of the Daubert standards for the admission of expert testimony is vital to the fair decision-making process of jurors in Texas courts.
The RMP effective date is now delayed until June 19, 2017. The final RMP rule amendments have encountered extreme resistance since EPA first issued them in mid-January.
The extension of the merger agreement to June 21, 2017, is intended to provide sufficient time to complete the Valspar acquisition.
“We strongly believe that Interplast is the ideal partner to bring to Turkish customers the local service they are looking for. This is a step forwards in the implementation of our growth strategy, following the completion of our industrial projects as announced earlier this year.”
With a 40 percent higher capacity than Hempel’s existing production facility in Safat, Kuwait, the EUR 13 million factory in Mina Abdullah will help the company meet growing demand for its coatings in Kuwait and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, the company stated.
“The investment in people, laboratories, and machinery will allow us to offer our global technologies throughout the India Sub-Continent (ISC).”