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Recent USTR Actions Put Spotlight on U.S.-China Trade

August 14, 2018 Government Affairs
As a result of an investigation into the Government of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation that began last year, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has proposed or put in place a series of 25 percent tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods.

IMAGINE Act Would Spur Use of Innovative Materials in Rebuilding American Infrastructure

August 14, 2018 Government Affairs
ACA supports the bipartisan legislation to encourage investing in new techniques and materials, including paints and coatings, that would help to extend the life of critical public works that draw increasingly poor ratings for condition and performance. 

ACA Submits Comments Proposed CARICOM Regional Standard for Paints, Water-borne Coatings

August 14, 2018 Government Affairs
ACA members have a vested interest in this proposed regional standard due to the impact it will have on those who supply paint and coatings products into CARICOM — Caribbean community — countries.

OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

August 14, 2018 Government Affairs
OSHA's proposed rule aims to better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with an individual by removing provisions of the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule.

BASF Invests in a Treatment Site for Chemetall Brand

August 13, 2018 Business News
The site is to be completed in 2021 and will house production, warehousing, a state-of-the-art laboratory, and administrative offices in an ideal environment for manufacturing development, the company reported.

IMCD Completes HORN Acquisition

August 13, 2018 Business News
In 2017, HORN generated revenue of USD 276 million, a normalized EBITDA of USD 12 million and has approximately 200 employees.

Ascend Performance Materials Acquires Britannia Techno Polymer

August 13, 2018 Business News
BTP’s employees will transition immediately to Ascend. Andrew Leigh, BTP founder, will join Ascend’s global management team as director of compounding technology.

Evonik’s Coatings Additives Business Line Selects Distributors in North America

August 13, 2018 Business News
The company stated that the Evonik Coating Additives Business Line and its new distributors will honor existing contracts during the transition period to help ensure a smooth transition.

Pilot Chemical Company Opens Innovation Center

August 13, 2018 Business News
Pilot Chemical has added nine new roles to staff the facility, built to address customer needs and develop new products, the company stated.

ACA Showcases GRC and PaintCare Programs at 2018 NCSL Legislative Summit

August 8, 2018 Government Affairs
Through its interactive booth at NCSL, PaintCare and GRC staff were able directly to talk with countless state legislators and staff about their programs, missions, and how they can assist states and cities through their respective initiatives.