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Paint Materials Costs Rebound Following Recent Lows

October 23, 2017 Industry News
ACA tracks two key sets of government data showing price trends in the industry – one is the historical figure for the pricing of “prepared paint” as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and the other is an ACA-developed figure for “paint materials,” which is also based on BLS data

Novomer to Open Innovation Center in New York

October 23, 2017 Business News
Novomer will occupy the leased space in December where it is currently undertaking significant renovations and improvements, and the larger facility will house technology research, product development activities, and a COEth™ Process demonstration unit to make customer samples for a variety of products, Novomer stated.

Nexeo Solutions and Yparex Sign Distribution Agreement in Europe

October 23, 2017 Business News
Yparex is a product family of The Compound Company, whose portfolio includes a range of tie-layer resins, coupling agents, and compatibilizers.

Spherix Mineral Products Partners with ChemSpec

October 23, 2017 Business News
The partnership will allow ChemSpec to deliver enhanced solutions to the silicone compounding market, the company stated

DSM Partners with RP America

October 23, 2017 Business News
According to the company, this latest addition of Somos materials to their portfolio complements the offering of equipment and service for their growing SLA customer base.

BASF Expands Distribution Relationship with Azelis Americas

October 23, 2017 Business News
Through this expansion, GMZ becomes the sole distributor of BASF’s Dispersions & Resins Division portfolio of products across the Midwest and Northeast markets including Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, and Michigan.

EPA Deadline for TSCA CBI Substantiation Now October 19

October 9, 2017 Industry News
For TSCA submissions containing information claimed as CBI that was filed between June 22, 2016 and March 21, 2017, submitters have until Oct. 19, 2017 to provide the required substantiation under TSCA section 14(c)(3). The original deadline had been Sept. 19, 2017.

September Hurricanes Impact Employment in Affected Areas

October 9, 2017 Industry News
One metric that shows the scale of the hurricanes' disruption is a figure tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics – which tracks those who are employed but not at work due to bad weather. 

Washington State Expands List of Chemicals for Children’s Safe Products Reporting Rule

October 9, 2017 Industry News
As required by Washington law, chemicals on the list have either been found in children’s products or have been documented to be present in human tissue (blood, breast milk, etc.). However, the mere presence of these chemicals in children’s products does not necessarily indicate that there is a risk of exposure.

ECHA’s RAC Finalizes Recommendation for Titanium Dioxide Dust Inhalation

October 9, 2017 Industry News
The European Chemicals Agency's Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) opinion will face additional scrutiny and potential clarifications as it moves through the formal consideration process, culminating in a final decision by European Commission officials in the first quarter of 2018.