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ACA Submits Comments to EPA on New Chemicals Review Program under Amended TSCA

February 13, 2018 Industry News
The amended TSCA requires EPA to make one of several determinations regarding whether a new chemical presents unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment, and/or whether there is enough information to make said determination. ACA submitted comments to EPA to help ensure efficient, thorough, and reasonable review of chemicals under Section 5.

Supreme Court WOTUS Decision Brings State Lawsuits

February 13, 2018 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 Debt Exceeds $20 Trillion and Might Rise Higher as Result of Recent Legislation

February 13, 2018 Industry News
The current market value of gross federal debt now exceeds $20 trillion, a value that was first passed in early 2016. The primary subset of the overall debt is federal debt which is privately held, which is more than $12 trillion.

Graffiti Resource Council Attends 86th Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

February 13, 2018 Industry News
The Graffiti Resource Council is a nonprofit corporation whose primary goal is to prevent graffiti vandalism and provide creative solutions that promote graffiti-free communities. GRC provides information, education, and legislative assistance to help communities develop effective policies and comprehensive programs that prevent graffiti vandalism.

Akzo Nobel and Mullen Lowe Group Expand Partnership

February 12, 2018 Business News
The company reported that the new partnership aims to deliver on the growth objectives and business opportunities of AkzoNobel’s professional paints activities.

Clariant Catalyst and Shanghai Huaxi Partner in Hydrogen Production Projects

February 12, 2018 Business News
Per the agreement, Shanghai Huaxi will recommend Clariant's ReforMax® series catalysts for the Reforming process, and HDMax® series catalysts for the Hydrodesulfurization of the feed stream.

The KRAHN CHEMIE Group Acquires Memolex SAS

February 12, 2018 Business News
The KRAHN France team will operate from the former Memolex site, located in Milly-la-Forêt close to Paris.

BASF Finalizes Divestiture of its Pischelsdorf Production Site in Austria

February 12, 2018 Business News
BASF stated that based on its application technology expertise and enhanced product portfolio, the company is further expanding its market position as a leading supplier of dispersions for paper finishing, in the field of packaging and barrier applications.

Arkema to Produce Polyamide 12 in China Mid-2020

February 12, 2018 Business News
The investment, which represents tens of millions of euros, will support the strong demand in growth applications such as cable protection, lightweighting (metal replacement) in automobiles, improved high performance sports shoes (running, soccer, etc.), and evolving applications in the consumer electronics segment, the company stated.

EPA Withdraws "Once-in-Always-In” Policy

January 30, 2018 Industry News
The 'Once-in-Always-in' policy had been applied by EPA as a ‘rule,’ with binding effects on the regulated community, including very burdensome compliance costs.