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Evonik to Acquire Compounding Business from 3M

December 4, 2017 Business News
The transaction includes the Accurel® brand product produced in Obernburg (Bavaria, Germany), as well as the Obernburg production facility with approximately 25 jobs that will be retained.

allnex Appoints Palmer Holland as Southeast Distributor

December 4, 2017 Business News
Palmer Holland’s new territory will comprise the Midwest, Southeast, and East Coast regions.

DSM to Expand Capacity of High Performance Plastics

December 4, 2017 Business News
According to the company, DSM Engineering Plastics is responding to strong customer demand in high temperature polyamides (PAs) and thermoplastic copolyesters (TPC) with this expansion.

AkzoNobel to Acquire V.Powdertech Business

December 4, 2017 Business News
The acquisition of V.Powdertech will bring new technologies and services to complement AkzoNobel’s global technology portfolio and business in market segments such as architectural and automotive coatings, the company stated.

CARACAL Defers Action on ECHA Titanium Dioxide Classification Recommendation, Seeks Comment

November 29, 2017 Industry News
Should the proposed classification as a Category 2 (Animal) Carcinogen be finalized under the CLP, onerous new labeling requirements will be required for TiO2-containing products, leading to market unease, with implications for product quality, performance and waste management.

EPA Proposes Delay of WOTUS Rule until 2020

November 20, 2017 Industry News
ACA supports EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to effect changes to the rule that will provide continuity and certainty for regulated entities, the States, agency staff, and the public.

Federal Agencies Issue Guidance on Changes to U.S.-Cuba Policy

November 20, 2017 Industry News
The National Security Presidential Memorandum issued in June directs the Secretaries of Commerce, State, and Treasury to take certain actions to implement the President's Cuba policy, affecting trade and commerce.

Ohio Universal Waste Rule Amendments Nearly Final

November 20, 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.

ADI Acquires Assets of Chemical Market Resources

November 20, 2017 Business News
Under the terms of the agreement, ADI will acquire CMR’s intellectual assets related to proprietary and multi-client studies, conferences, training and development, publications, and research services.