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IMCD Expands Biocide Offerings with DuPont Industrial Biosciences

March 21, 2019 Business News
IMCD will distribute the company’s biocides in Europe and South Africa across the coatings, construction, homecare, and industrial and institutional cleaning markets.

INEOS to Acquire Cristals North American Titanium Dioxide Business from Tronox

March 21, 2019 Business News
The deal forms the proposed remedy package submitted to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by Tronox ahead of its proposed acquisition of Cristal’s global titanium dioxide business.

LANXESS Expands Cenzyl Alcohol Capacity

March 21, 2019 Business News
The two-stage expansion of the plant at the German site in Krefeld-Uerdingen will increase production by 30 percent and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2019.

Sun Chemical Increases Production Capacity of Perrindo® Pigments

March 21, 2019 Business News
Increased production of the Perrindo product line includes Pigment Violet 29, Maroon 179, Red 224, Red 123, and Red 190.

Hexcel and Arkema to Open Joint Research and Development Laboratory

March 21, 2019 Business News
The companies’ stated that their objective at the laboratory is to develop carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic prepreg tapes to enable lightweight parts to be produced for future generations of aircraft.

NMFTA Adopts Changes Impacting Paint and Allied Products

March 12, 2019 Government Affairs
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s Commodity Classification Standards Board adopted the amendments, decreasing the Paints Group freight classes and making the Paints Group no longer applicable to paint and coatings that meet the definition of “hazardous material.”

ACA, Coalition Urge President to Hold Back Tariff Increase on Chinese Goods

March 12, 2019 Government Affairs
Last month, following President Trump’s announcement that he would delay new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, ACA signed onto a coalition letter praising the decision.

EPA Draft Risk Evaluations Pushed to End of Summer

March 12, 2019 Government Affairs
Under the amended TSCA, EPA must conduct risk evaluations on its initial 10 chemicals, and could impose restrictions on the use of these compounds or bans, in risk mitigation rules EPA will develop after finalizing risk evaluations.

California Bill Proposes to Amend the Safer Consumer Products Program

March 12, 2019 Government Affairs
The bill would require a product manufacturer or chemical manufacturer to provide to DTSC data and information on the ingredients and use of a consumer product, including, but not limited to, specified data and information, including data on ingredient chemical identity, concentration, and functional use.

Nouryon Begins Production of Butanox Peroxides in North America

March 11, 2019 Business News
Nouryon introduced its Butanox-branded peroxides to North America in 2018.