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ACA Comments on EPA’s EcoLabels and Standards Pilot Project

November 8, 2016 Industry News
EPA's goal is to create a transparent, fair, and consistent approach to selecting environmental performance standards and ecolabels to support the agency's mission and federal sustainable acquisition mandates.

ACA Attends Public Hearing on Copper in Newport Bay

November 8, 2016 Industry News
The Water Board’s draft Basin Plan Amendments called for an 83% reduction of copper antifouling coatings over the next 15 years.

EPA Finalizes Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations

November 8, 2016 Industry News
The rule is meant to streamline the hazardous waste export and import process, implement mandatory electronic reporting for international shipments and electronically link export information.

PPG Completes Phase One of Expansion in Mexico

November 6, 2016 Business News
The AUDIOGUARD line includes waterborne, spray-applied coatings that provide vibration damping and interior vehicle noise reduction.

Green Biologics Partners with HOC Industries

November 6, 2016 Business News
According to the company, Green Biologics is in the process of starting its first commercial production facility for renewable n-butanol and acetone in Little Falls, Minn., and aims to begin commercial shipments to customers by late 2016.

Ferro Acquires ESL

November 6, 2016 Business News
Ferro expects synergies in excess of $10 million, with $6 million realized within the first three years of operation.

Beckers Opens Site in Poland

November 6, 2016 Business News
The three-year project has doubled the size of the production installation, warehouse, and office space to more than 6,000 square meters.

Sun Chemical and DIC Acquire Gwent Electronic Materials

November 6, 2016 Business News
The acquisition of the UK-based company is intended to expand Sun Chemical’s position in the printed electronics global marketplace, the company stated.

Treasury and Commerce Department Ease Trade Barriers with Cuba

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The changes, which implement the new policy direction toward Cuba that President Obama announced in December 2014, took effect Oct. 17 and are intended to further engage and empower the Cuban people and promote political, social, and economic reform in Cuba by easing sanctions related to, among others, scientific collaboration, humanitarian activities, trade and commerce, and travel.

OSHA Updates Safety and Health Programs Recommended Practices

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The recommendations — which are advisory only and do not create any new legal obligations or alter existing obligations created by OSHA standards or regulations — update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues.