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EPA Publishes SNURS for 66 Chemical Substances

December 4, 2018 Government Affairs
EPA is accepting comments objecting to one or more of these Significant New Use Rules through Dec. 31, 2018.

OEHHA Proposes Adding PCBTF to Prop 65 List

December 4, 2018 Industry News
Under Prop 65, individuals must provide warnings prior to exposure to a chemical identified by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm.

PaintCare® Bill Advances in New Jersey Senate

December 4, 2018 Government Affairs
If the PaintCare bill passes and is enacted, New Jersey would join Oregon, California, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Minnesota, Maine, Colorado, and the District of Columbia, all of which have implemented the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.

PPG to Invest $1.7 Million in Coatings Manufacturing Facility

December 3, 2018 Business News
The cell, expected to be fully operational in January 2019, will reportedly increase production flexibility and productivity at the site, while also delivering significant cost savings, shortened delivery cycles, and reduced emissions.

Univar Expands Capability in Latin America

December 3, 2018 Business News
The sales center brings additional product, market and technical expertise to the region, and expands Univar’s overall presence in important growth markets, the company stated.

Covestro Becomes Majority Stakeholder in DIC Covestro Polymer JV in Japan

December 3, 2018 Business News
Covestro invested a sum in the low double-digit million EUR. Both parties agreed to not disclose any further financial details of the transaction.

Evonik Purchases Facilities in Lehigh Valley

December 3, 2018 Business News
According to the company, as part of its commitment to employees to remain in the Lehigh Valley, Evonik will purchase R&D 1, R&D 3, a pilot plant, ancillary support buildings along with an additional 41 acres.

Eastman Completes Construction of Isobutyric Acid Manufacturing Facility

December 3, 2018 Business News
The facility, when added to the Longview, Tex. site isobutyric acid manufacturing facility, doubles Eastman's production capacity, the company reported.

IPPIC Presents Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Session on Biofouling and Invasive Species at World Ocean Council

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
The IPPIC-led session, “Biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species: The GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling Partnerships Project – Opportunities for Business Collaboration and Implementation,” examined how the ocean business community – particularly ship owners and operators –  can act to manage biofouling and mitigate the threat of invasive species.

ACA Urges USTR to Make Digital Trade a Priority

November 19, 2018 Government Affairs
Following the USTR’s announcement that it will enter trade negotiations with the European Union, Japan, and the United Kingdom (UK), ACA and some 30 other organizations urged USTR to make digital trade a priority in each of these negotiations, drawing from provisions of the recently announced United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.