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OSHA Proposes Compliance Date Delay for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports

June 30, 2017 Industry News
OSHA's proposed delay would push the electronic reporting compliance date from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017.

GRC Sponsors Latino Leaders Network Event at USCM

June 30, 2017 Industry News
The Graffiti Resource Council is a nonprofit corporation whose primary goal is to prevent graffiti vandalism and provide creative solutions that promote graffiti-free communities. GRC provides information, education, and legislative assistance to help communities develop effective policies and comprehensive programs that prevent graffiti vandalism.

PPG Completes Paint and Coatings Facility in Russia

June 29, 2017 Business News
In addition to facilities for manufacturing and distributing coatings for automotive, industrial, packaging, and protective and marine applications, the facility includes administrative offices and technical laboratories.

Sun Chemical Partners With KBA-MetalPrint

June 29, 2017 Business News
The partnership will focus predominantly on the three-piece can market, and Sun Chemical will provide inks to KBA-MetalPrint on an ongoing basis.

Tikkurila to Build New factory in Russia

June 29, 2017 Business News
The new site will include a Research, Development and Innovation center, as well as warehouse premises for raw materials and finished goods with railway connection.

BASF Begins Operation at Compounding Plant

June 29, 2017 Business News
This is a further step in the capacity expansions with which BASF is responding to the rising global demand for engineering plastics, the company stated. BASF’s worldwide compounding capacity for PA and PBT will thus reach more than 700,000 tons per year, creating about 50 new jobs.

Axalta Invests in Manufacturing Facility in Argentina

June 29, 2017 Business News
The facility will continue to expand to provide a full range of next-generation coatings for the automotive manufacturing, refinish, and industrial markets, the company stated.

ACA Submits Comments to USTR on NAFTA Renegotiation

June 20, 2017 Industry News
Considering the strong American trade position, ACA urged that future NAFTA negotiations be accomplished in a “do no harm” approach that preserves the very real benefits that the coatings industry has seen from this trade agreement over the past two decades.

ACA Submits Comments to EPA on Draft Guidance for Nanoreporting

June 20, 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.

RMP Final Rule Delayed until February 2019

June 20, 2017 Industry News
EPA is delaying the effective date of the RMP final rule amendments until February 2019. This latest delay will allow EPA more time to review and reconsider the final RMP rule amendments.