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Senate Introduces IMAGINE Act of 2019 for Rebuilding American Infrastructure

February 11, 2019 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. 

SCAQMD Considers Amendments to Rule 1106 for Marine and Pleasure Craft Coating Operations

February 11, 2019 Government Affairs
To align VOC limits with other California air districts and the U.S. EPA Control Techniques Guidelines, the proposal will revise the VOC content limits for pretreatment wash primers, and antenna, repair and maintenance thermoplastic, inorganic zinc, and specialty marking coatings.

Chicago Fed Indices Provide Insight into Economic Conditions

February 11, 2019 Government Affairs
The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank publishes two indices – the National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI) and the adjusted National Financial Conditions Index – that provide reliable measures of financial conditions to policymakers and market participants who are looking for guidance on the state of the economy.

Update: CARB Suggested Control Measure Development

February 11, 2019 Government Affairs
The SCM is important since the various California Air Districts will use the new SCM to develop their future AIM rule revisions. In addition, the Northeast Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) states will likely also utilize the SCM in the development of lower AIM VOC limits in the Northeast states in the future.

AkzoNobel Opens Dulux Concept Store in Shanghai

February 11, 2019 Business News
Featuring more than 200 colors from the Dulux range, as well as samples of paint textures and patterns, experts are also on hand to provide counseling and real-time demonstrations of customized designs and colors chosen by customers via apps and in-store virtual reality devices.

Industrial Physics, Inc. Acquires C&W Specialist Equipment Ltd.

February 11, 2019 Business News
Industrial Physics’ portfolio of brands address test and measurement needs in a range of industries with an emphasis on packaging and packaging-related applications including food and beverage, metal cans, flexible packaging, paper and plastics, paints and coatings, medical device, and consumer electronics.

Evonik Enters Implementation Phase of PA12 Complex

February 11, 2019 Business News
The €400 million project is expected to increase the Evonik’s overall capacity for PA12 by more than 50 percent, the company reported.

Cloverdale Paint Acquires Allcolour Paint Limited

February 11, 2019 Business News
The Allcolour acquisition provides 42 employees, industrial technology, manufacturing, and formulating capacity to the Cloverdale Paint Group. Allcolour will continue to operate as Allcolour in the short term but will be integrated into Cloverdale in the future. 

Axalta Opens Distribution Warehouse, Service Center, and Training Facility in Australia

February 11, 2019 Business News
The customer training facility in Sydney will use Axalta’s latest coating technologies, industry-leading training techniques, and advanced digital tools to enable its customers to deliver the highest quality refinish solutions to the end-user, while increasing their productivity and profitability, the company stated.

OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers under Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Rule

January 29, 2019 Government Affairs
OSHA's action 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.