Notwithstanding PCBTF’s exempt-VOC status, over the past couple of years, the solvent has been the target of increased regulatory scrutiny. On June 28, 2019, OEHHA added PCBTF to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, contains provisions that would classify PFAS as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and toxic under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is an important program aimed at preventing chemicals from being stolen, diverted, sabotaged, or deliberately released by terrorist or other bad actors. DHS CFATS regulations were issued as a final rule in November 2007; however, DHS implements the CFATS program under a variety of short-term authorizations by Congress.
ACA’s guidance focuses on detailed amendments to the following RMP requirements: 1) Prevention Program; 2) Emergency Response Preparedness; and 3) Information Availability.
The spray dryer is engineered to convert liquid dispersions into dispersible polymer powder by feeding them through an atomizer into a stream of hot gas, which dries them extremely quickly to yield a fine powder, the company stated.
Coatex has changed distributors of its rheological additives for Paints & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants markets in North America.
Recently, GEO has undertaken a number of expansions to, according to the company, increase its presence in the attractive markets of materials for contact lenses, additives for oil and gas drilling, and municipal and industrial water treatment.
The €12-million expansion and upgrade project includes the installation of a new reactor and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2021.
BASF stated that it has outlined a clear growth path for DIC with the target to increase its sales to approximately €8 billion, by 2025.
Earlier this month, EPA released a signed version of the proposed Miscellaneous Coatings Manufacturing (MCM) MACT Residual Risk and Technology Review rulemaking. Notably, in its proposal, EPA determined that the residual risk is acceptable.