Latest Industry News

Relative Importance of Coatings Rises in Comparison to Overall Industrial Production

January 17, 2018 Industry News
The Federal Reserve’s industrial production (IP) index measures the real output of the manufacturing, mining, and electric and gas utilities industries. This index suggests that the highs and lows of the coatings industry’s production are somewhat more pronounced than that of the manufacturing economy in general.

Senate EPW Chairs Urge EPA to Rescind “Once-in- Always-in” Policy

January 16, 2018 Industry News
The 'Once-in-Always-in' policy has been applied by EPA as a ‘rule,’ with binding effects on the regulated community, including very burdensome compliance costs.

ACA Urges Congress to Pass Infrastructure Investment Package

January 16, 2018 Industry News
Infrastructure investment is one of several ACA federal priorities for the 115th Congress, and the association supports legislative action to modernize the nation’s infrastructure.

CARB AIM Coatings Survey Results Posted

January 16, 2018 Industry News
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted the 2014 architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) Coatings Survey information and will begin the process of developing a new AIM Suggested Control Measure (SCM) in early 2018.

Coatings and Adhesives Manufacturing Show Increased Shipments, Leaner Inventories

December 14, 2017 Industry News
Manufacturers seek to maintain lean, but not overly lean, inventory levels, and it appears that the coatings and adhesives industries have done well in this regard since the end of the recession.

Ohio Adopts Final Universal Waste Rule Amendments

December 14, 2017 Industry News
The amendments designate hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous antifreeze, and hazardous paint and paint-related wastes as “universal wastes,” to promote proper handling, recycling, or disposal of the hazardous waste.

ACA Urges Congress to Pass Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

December 14, 2017 Industry News
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017 includes nearly 1,700 petitions that the U.S. International Trade Commission reported to Congress in August were eligible for duty-relief as products not produced or available in the United States.

California DTSC Proposes Adding Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers to Safer Consumer Products List

December 4, 2017 Industry News
California’s Safer Consumer Products is a regulatory program enacted by state law in September 2008, seeking to reduce the amount of “toxics” in a broad class of consumer products.

OSHA Extends Electronic Reporting Deadline to December 15, 2017

December 4, 2017 Industry News
OSHA requires employers with more than 10 employees to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.

IPPIC Submits Paper to IMO Subcommittee

December 4, 2017 Industry News
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) paper asks the subcommittee to include IPPIC and its members in discussion of a proposal submitted by a number of states of the European Union to amend the IMO’s International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems on Ships (AFS) to include controls for cybutryne.