FTC Considers Enforcement Related to “Made in the USA” Label Statements

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s ETS intended to take effect on Dec. 6 mandates covered employers develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work. The ETS covers employers with 100 or more employees – firm or company-wide – and would preempt conflicting state laws. The ETS is currently being litigated, and the Fifth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals has issued a stay of enforcement. Read More…

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PPG Opens Packaging Coatings Center in Germany

PPG announced the official inauguration of its Packaging Coatings Innovation Centre, Europe in Bodelshausen, Germany. According to the company, the site’s newly expanded analytical and research and development (R&D) capabilities will enhance and accelerate packaging coatings product development across a broad range of end markets. Read More…

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Arxada and Troy to Combine

Arxada — the specialty chemicals business formerly known as Lonza Specialty Ingredients — and Troy Corporation, a producer of microbial control solutions and performance additives, announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine the two companies. Read More…