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New U.S. Trade Rep Readies to Take on NAFTA, Seeks Industry Comment

May 23, 2017 Industry News
Trade policy is one of ACA’s top federal priorities since the clear majority of U.S. paint and coatings companies are in the global marketplace. ACA is encouraging the Trump Administration and Congress to work together to promote U.S. exports, remove tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. goods and services, and increase access to markets through free trade agreements and other bilateral and multilateral agreements.

EPA Extends TSCA Nano-reporting Rule Effective Date, Releases Draft Guidance

May 23, 2017 Industry News
The final nano-reporting rule requires a one-time reporting and recordkeeping of existing exposure and health and safety information on nanoscale chemical substances in commerce, and that companies that manufacture (including importing) or process certain chemical substances already in commerce as nanoscale materials notify EPA of certain information.

New York Senate Passes PaintCare® Bill

May 23, 2017 Industry News
Since 2008, Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, and the District of Columbia have enacted the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.

ACA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposal to Further Delay RMP Final Rule

May 23, 2017 Industry News
EPA is proposing to delay the effective date of the RMP final rule amendments until February 2019. This latest delay would allow EPA more time to review and reconsider the final RMP rule amendments.

SCAQMD Begins Rulemaking for Industrial Adhesive and Sealants Regulation

May 23, 2017 Industry News
Earlier this month, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) began its regulatory process for amending Rule 1168 governing Industrial Adhesive and Sealants.

Clariant and Huntsman to Merge

May 23, 2017 Business News
HuntsmanClariant will leverage shared knowledge in sustainability and boast a much stronger joint innovation platform to enable the development of new products in order to deliver superior returns and drive shareholder value, the companies stated.

IMCD to Acquire of Bossco Industries Inc.’s Specialty Chemicals Business

May 23, 2017 Business News
The transaction is expected to be completed at the beginning of July 2017, and the business will then be integrated within IMCD US.

Clariant to Invest in New Additives’ Facilities in China

May 23, 2017 Business News
These innovative and sustainable solutions can improve end-product properties, extend energy conservation or have higher recyclability, and will fill unmet needs of new products with stronger sustainable characteristics and improved performance for customers in Asia, the company stated.

Reichhold and Polynt Complete Merger

May 23, 2017 Business News
The new Polynt-Reichhold (the Group) is a global company in the Intermediates, Coating and Composite Resins, Thermoset Compounds, Gel-coats, and niche specialties with more than €2 billion in revenue.

Cargill Acquires BioBased Technologies’ Polyols Products

May 23, 2017 Business News
Reportedly, Cargill can now offer customers products that incorporate higher levels of natural polyols, which reduces dependence on petroleum polyols, without sacrificing performance.