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Washington Legislature Passes PaintCare® Bill, Governor's Signature Expected

May 3, 2019 Government Affairs
When enacted, Washington would join Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, and the District of Columbia, all of which have implemented PaintCare.

PHMSA Acknowledges Petition for Rulemaking to Harmonize the Definition of Aerosol

May 3, 2019 Government Affairs
ACA and others filed a petition for rulemaking to harmonize the U.S. definition of ‘aerosol,’ in the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations with international standards.

GRC Donates Mural to Carson High School

May 3, 2019 Government Affairs
The Graffiti Resources Council (GRC) enlisted artist Tyler Story to paint a mural that illustrates the difference between graffiti vandalism and street art.

Manufacturing Shows Modest Uptick

May 3, 2019 Government Affairs
For the overall chemical industry, shipments have been shown modest increases, while shipments of paints, coatings, and adhesives have shown steady increases since the end of the recession, rising over 85% since January 2009, while chemicals rose just over 28% in the same period.

Covestro Expands Film Production in Germany

May 2, 2019 Business News
The competence center in Dormagen, which reportedly specializes in polycarbonate flat films, houses production, a technical center for film processing, a showroom and research laboratories.

Dow to Increase Alkoxylation Capacity

May 2, 2019 Business News
Dow stated that this investment builds on the previously announced alkoxylation capacity expansion on the U.S. Gulf Coast, to support growing demand and advance Dow’s leading positions in attractive consumer, industrial, and infrastructure markets growing above GDP.

SPI Joints VersaFlex Family of Specialty Coatings Companies

May 2, 2019 Business News
SPI joins VersaFlex, Raven Lining Systems, Milamar Coatings, Bridge Preservation, and Vanberg Specialized Coatings as part of a portfolio of specialty coating solutions across markets and industries.

Nouryon Signs Deal with SulNOx for Additives for Fuels Market

May 2, 2019 Business News
Under the agreement, Nouryon will introduce two new additives, Berol 6446 and Berol 6430 that are manufactured to help improve the combustion efficiency of diesel and lower-viscosity heavy fuel oil for transportation and power generation.

PPG COMEX Invests Nearly $9 Million in Distribution Center in Mexico

May 2, 2019 Business News
According to PPG, the distribution center is capable of storing more than 10 million liters (2.8 million gallons) of more than 15,000 unique paint and coatings products.

ACA, Multi-Industry Coalition Urge Tariff Elimination as U.S.-China Negotiations Continue

April 23, 2019 Government Affairs
In a letter to President Trump, ACA also urged that the Administration avoid any enforcement mechanism that would trigger future tariffs and result in long-term economic uncertainty.