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OSHA Reminds Employers About Submitting Injury and Illness Data

August 13, 2019 Government Affairs
OSHA urges employers who have not already done so to submit their 2018 OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). Establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, AND establishments with 20 to 249 employees in certain industries must submit Form 300A.  

WACKER Opens Technical Center for Tile-Adhesive Applications in Bengaluru

August 13, 2019 Business News
The technical center in Bengaluru adjoins a WACKER ACADEMY training center, the purpose of which is to intensify knowledge transfer in the local market, according to the company.

Chromaflo Technologies Acquires Liquid Colours’ Dispersion Division in Johannesburg

August 13, 2019 Business News
The newly acquired colorant dispersion division includes pigment dispersions and colorant technologies for decorative paint point of sale, in-plant systems, industrial coatings, and other applications that will be integrated into Chromaflo’s recently built plant in Johannesburg.

Ravago Chemicals North America Consolidates Channel Companies

August 13, 2019 Business News
The company added that this collective approach allows RCNA to quickly understand and react to changing market dynamics while leveraging the strengths of the legacy channels across the company.

Nordmann Expands Partnership with Venator

August 13, 2019 Business News
According to Venator, this will primarily affect the markets for Adhesives, Coatings & Inks, Elastomers, Lubricants, and Plastics.

PPG Announces $15 Million Investment in Singapore Aerospace Application Support Center

August 13, 2019 Business News
Scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020, PPG stated that the ASC will accommodate increased demand for aerospace sealants and coatings, chemical management services, and the packaging of third-party products.

ACA, Members Urge Congress to Adopt the USMCA

July 30, 2019 Government Affairs
The U.S. coatings manufacturing base exports a significant portion of its production to Mexico and Canada — approximately $1.85 billion in 2018, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the industry’s exports — and the United States benefits from a consistently strong trade surplus with both countries.

ACA Urges Congressional Action on CFATS Bill

July 30, 2019 Government Affairs
ACA’s members own and operate paint, coatings, resin, and chemical manufacturing facilities that are potentially subject to the CFATS provisions.

Second Quarter GDP: Beyond the Headlines

July 30, 2019 Government Affairs
As many business news headlines noted, the economy’s growth rate declined to 2.1% from the first quarter’s 3.1%, although the reported 2.1% was higher than most forecasts predicted. The Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow prediction, based on a dynamic model developed by the bank, was 1.3%.  

Nouryon Acquires Zhejiang Friend Chemical Co.

July 29, 2019 Business News
Nouryon Acquires Zhejiang Friend Chemical Co. The company will also evaluate opportunities to expand operations at Jiaxing, according to Landfors.