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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.

Axalta to Acquire Spencer Coatings Group

May 23, 2017 Business News
Spencer products include AcothaneTM polyurethanes for internal and external pipeline coatings, CorrolessTM coatings that provide a range of corrosion control solutions for steel structures, and water-based coatings for glass and general industrial segments.

ACA Urges Senate to Confirm Amb. Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative

May 8, 2017 Industry News
The Office of the United States Trade Representative is charged with implementing key trade statutes, including those requiring work to identify and address unfair trade barriers and weaknesses in foreign government intellectual property enforcement and protection.

AHCA Passage Focuses Attention on Cost of U.S. Health Care

May 8, 2017 Industry News
The passage last week of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a vote of 217 to 213 in the House of Representatives again put the spotlight on the increasingly important role health care has in the U.S. economy. Health care spending has several components, not all of which have grown or are expected to grow at the same rate.

DHS Provides Answers to Industry Questions on Chemical Security Assessment Tool

May 8, 2017 Industry News
In September, DHS launched what is known as “CSAT 2.0,” a revised CSAT (Chemical Security Assessment Tool) Top-Screen, along with a revised CSAT Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) application, and a revised CSAT Site Security Plan (SSP) application.

Missouri Adopts Daubert Standard for Expert Witness Testimony

May 8, 2017 Industry News
ACA is a strong proponent of Daubert — a stricter test for the admissibility of expert testimony in product liability cases — as the paradigm for a national standard for admissibility of scientific expert testimony.

ACA Testifies at EPA Hearing on RMP

May 8, 2017 Industry News
EPA is proposing to significantly and concretely 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.

BASF to Collaborate with HP Indigo

May 8, 2017 Business News
The expansion of HP Indigo digital printing into mainstream flexible packaging required a validation of various adhesive performances with the HP Indigo ElectroInk.

Axalta Opens Center for Coatings Development

May 8, 2017 Business News
The ATC project was an 18-month endeavor to transform and expand existing laboratory space and spray facilities.

Tnemec Expands R&D Facility

May 8, 2017 Business News
Among the upgrades is a new chemical immersion room, which allows Tnemec’s R&D team to conduct more expansive performance testing, including in-house autoclave tests and severe wastewater analysis testing (S.W.A.T.), the company stated.