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Overview of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Environmental Issues

July 16, 2019 Government Affairs
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class consisting of thousands of chemicals that have been used in a variety of products, most notably fire suppression systems.

CFATS Personnel Surety Program Implementation Expanded to Tier 3 & 4 Facilities

July 16, 2019 Government Affairs
The CFATS Personnel Surety Program implementation at all high-risk chemical facilities is being rolled out in a phased manner in order for DHS to assist facilities submitting information.

U.S. Green Building Council Seeks Input for the Future of LEED

July 16, 2019 Government Affairs
In April, USBGC released the updated LEED v4.1, builds on new methodologies for measuring building performance. This includes changes to the Material and Resources (MR) categories and the Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) categories.

OMNOVA to be Acquired by Synthomer plc

July 15, 2019 Business News
Completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals, and approval from Synthomer’s and OMNOVA’s shareholders. 

SI Group to Sell Industrial Resin Business to Ask Chemicals

July 15, 2019 Business News
The transaction includes SI Group’s industrial resins products and associated manufacturing sites in Rio Claro, Brazil; Ranjangaon, India; and Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, along with licensed technology and multiple tolling agreements globally.

Oxea to Expand Production of Carboxylic Acids in Germany

July 15, 2019 Business News
The plant will double the current production capacity for isononanoic acid and increase Oxea’s total production capacity for carboxylic acids by more than 30%, the company reported.

ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation Acquire Valence Surface Technologies

July 15, 2019 Business News
ATL Partners (ATL) and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) have acquired Valence Surface Technologies LLC (Company). Existing management has also invested in Valence.

AkzoNobel to Invest in Changzhou Powder Coatings Plant

July 15, 2019 Business News
The company reported that the Changzhou site plays a strategic role in supporting business development in China and will further AkzoNobel’s localization strategy to create more value for both the company and its customers with efficient and customized solutions.

New York Legislature Passes PaintCare Bill, Governor Expected to Sign into Law

July 2, 2019 Government Affairs
PaintCare has had resounding success in the nine jurisdictions in which program operations have been implemented. To date, the program has collected some 35 million gallons of paint.

House Homeland Security Committee Adopts CFATS Reauthorization Bill

July 2, 2019 Government Affairs
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.