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OEHHA Proposes Risk Factors for PCBTF

November 5, 2019 Government Affairs
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) released a proposed PCBTF cancer inhalation unit risk (IUR) factor, as well as a No Significant Risk Level (NSRL).

CARB Opens 2018 Aerosol Coating and Adhesive Products Survey

November 5, 2019 Government Affairs
Survey completion is mandatory under California State Law for those companies listed on the label of an aerosol coating or aerosol adhesive product sold or supplied for use in California during 2018.

CARB to Hold Consumer Products Regulatory Workshop Nov. 7

November 5, 2019 Government Affairs
The CARB workshop is part of the board’s process aimed at reducing smog-forming volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from over 100 categories of consumer products.

Tnemec Company Purchases Assets of Textured Coatings of America

November 4, 2019 Business News
Majority ownership of the company was acquired from the founders by Stuart Haines in 1961, and under his leadership, the company expanded its sales throughout North America and internationally to more than 23 countries.

Emerald Kalama Chemical Opens European Central Office in Rotterdam

November 4, 2019 Business News
According to Emerald, the office will house the company’s growing team for order fulfillment and technical service, focused on serving customers worldwide for products manufactured at Emerald’s operations in Europe.

BASF Opens Elastollan TPU Development Center

November 4, 2019 Business News
The development center allows customers to create and test new TPU solutions without having to interrupt their own production facilities, BASF said.

Arkema Starts Up Acrylic Acid Reactor in the United States

November 4, 2019 Business News
This investment of approximately $90 million reportedly consolidates Arkema’s position as the second largest producer of acrylic acid in the region.

PPG Invests in Cleveland Automotive Adhesives and Sealants R&D Facility

November 4, 2019 Business News
PPG scientists will also reportedly use the new lab to continue their development of next-generation coatings for lithium-ion battery cells, modules, and packs used in battery-electric and autonomous vehicles.

White House Issues Executive Order for Agency Guidance Documents

October 18, 2019 Government Affairs
The EO requires that executive branch agencies treat guidance documents as non-binding both in law and in practice, take public input into account when appropriate in formulating guidance documents, and make guidance documents readily available to the public.

ACA Submits Comments to Washington State Department of Ecology on Proposed Amendments to Antifouling Bill

October 18, 2019 Government Affairs
ACA submitted comments to the Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) on its proposed legislative draft bill that would amend Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.300.020 – Restrictions on Sale and Application of Antifouling Paint Containing Copper.