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ACA Presses Infrastructure Investment with President, Congress

February 14, 2017 Industry News
ACA believes new investment is required to improve upon the stopgap efforts of the last decade, and urges passage of a balanced infrastructure investment plan that will lift our nation’s economy and improve our transportation network.

ACA Testifies in Support of PaintCare® Bills in Maryland and Washington

February 14, 2017 Industry News
PaintCare® undertakes the responsibility for ensuring an environmentally sound and cost-effective program for post-consumer paint management.

Congressional Review Act Resolution Introduced to Block Final EPA RMP Rule

February 14, 2017 Industry News
The Congressional Review Act, passed in 1996, allows Congress to vote to overturn any regulation during a period of 60 days after the regulation has been created.

PHMSA HM-215N, International Harmonization, Caught in Regulatory Freeze

February 14, 2017 Industry News
PHMSA counsel has interpreted the regulatory freeze very broadly; consequently, until being reviewed as required by the memorandum, the agency will not be responding to email requests; providing any regulatory guidance or interpretations; or issuing/renewing any special permits or approvals.

Dr. Michael A. Lucarelli Joins ChemQuest as Director

February 14, 2017 Business News
Lucarelli has held diverse roles in marketing and sales support, technology and innovation, and manufacturing and distribution for new and existing end-products such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and composites.

ALTANA Acquires PolyAd Services

February 14, 2017 Business News
PolyAd Services will be integrated into the Plastics Additives business line of ALTANA Group’s largest division, BYK Additives & Instruments.

ANGUS Appoints Azelis as Distribution Partner

February 14, 2017 Business News
According to ANGUS, the company has a new distribution strategy for its portfolio of nitroalkanes and derivatives sold in Europe;

Evonik Opens Coating Additives Laboratory in Istanbul

February 14, 2017 Business News
The laboratory reportedly includes a customer service center that is intended to support customers with the development of innovative surface coatings in Turkey and throughout the Middle East.

Clariant Expands Partnership with Lintech International

February 14, 2017 Business News
Lintech, headquartered in Macon, Ga., has 13 warehouses across the nation and has been the authorized distributor for Clariant Pigments for four years in the southeast, southwest, and west regions for the coatings and inks markets.

Axalta Appoints Distributor for Vietnam

February 14, 2017 Business News
Infrastructure growth in the region provides opportunities for Axalta’s Alesta brand of powder coatings that are used in architectural, furniture, transportation, and other industrial applications, the company stated.