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Update: U.S. EPA Exempt Volatile Organic Compounds

January 30, 2018Industry News
U.S. EPA has exempted certain volatile organic compounds (VOC) compounds determined to have negligible photochemical reactivity; but various states and California Air Districts must go through a rulemaking to adopt these exemptions.

House Passes Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

January 30, 2018Industry News
The legislation is a compilation of petitions from companies that were vetted and recommended by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The bill includes some 1,700 petitions that the ITC reported to Congress in August were eligible for duty-relief as products not produced or available in the United States.

Benelux Overseas and Jotun SeaStock Sign Agreement

January 29, 2018Business News
The contract is between Benelux Overseas and Jotun Hellas, one of 64 individual Jotun companies serving the global marketplace.

BASF Adds Single-line Distribution Locations

January 29, 2018Business News
Reno Paint Mart is a multi-store organization that offers industrial, automotive, interior and exterior house paint to customers.

Michelman Opens Coatings Innovation Center in Mumbai

January 29, 2018Business News
The MICC includes a Kroenert pilot coater laminator that allows packaging manufacturers to test new concepts without stopping their production lines.

Sun Chemical Acquires C.T.LAY

January 29, 2018Business News
“The broad range of technologies and services provided by C.T.LAY and 4PLATE will further strengthen Sun Chemical’s portfolio of magnetic tapes, screen and security inks, and electronic materials for plastic and security ID cards,” said Mehran Yazdani, president, Sun Chemical Advanced Materials.

Azelis Extends Agreement with Tagra Biotechnologies

January 29, 2018Business News
This new partnership builds on an existing partnership between the two companies in Canada, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe.

Relative Importance of Coatings Rises in Comparison to Overall Industrial Production

January 17, 2018Industry 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, 2018Industry 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, 2018Industry 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.