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WACKER Opens Competence Center for Cement and Concrete Applications in Shanghai

April 23, 2019 Business News
The laboratory will develop novel silicone-based products and solutions that are able to improve the performance of cement and concrete and to make these materials more sustainable, WACKER said.

BYK Opens Site in Shanghai

April 23, 2019 Business News
The five-hectare site in Shanghai (around 54,000 square miles) is home to laboratories, a distribution center, and administration. BYK reportedly invested around 38 million euros, and some 100 employees will work at the location when it is in full operation.

PPG Acquires Automotive Coatings Manufacturer Hemmelrath

April 23, 2019 Business News
With more than 450 employees, Hemmelrath operates manufacturing facilities in Klingenberg and Erlenbach, Germany; Jilin, China; Duncan, South Carolina, United States; and Indaiatuba, Brazil.

BASF to Increase Capacity for Alkylethanolamines In Ludwigshafen

April 23, 2019 Business News
After the start-up in 2020, BASF’s global annual nameplate capacity of AEOA will reportedly be more than 110,000 metric tons per year at its production facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany; Geismar, La., USA; and Nanjing, China.

Arkema Increases Photocure Resin Production Capacity in China

April 23, 2019 Business News
The company stated that this new production line will help to meet the strong demand in Asia in the electronics, 3D printing, adhesives, and inkjet printing markets.

ACA Presents Awards at its 2019 CoatingsTech Conference

April 11, 2019 Press Releases
ACA presented a series of awards recognizing both students and professionals for their innovative work in coatings technology, including the CoatingsTech Best Paper Award, Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, and Student Poster Awards.

U.S. Green Building Council Launches LEED v4.1

April 9, 2019 Government Affairs
The updated LEED v4.1, builds on new methodologies for measuring building performance. This includes changes to the Material and Resources (MR) categories and the Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ) categories.

Update: State Regulation of VOCs in Consumer Products

April 9, 2019 Government Affairs
Varying regulatory constructs affect goods considered consumer products in the coatings industry. For industry, these regulations often focus on volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits for building products, including caulks, sealants, and adhesives.

Update: Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule

April 8, 2019 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.

Chicago Fed Index Provides Insight into U.S. Economic Conditions

April 8, 2019 Government Affairs
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a weighted average of 85 indicators of growth in national economic activity drawn from four broad categories of data: production and income; employment and hours; personal consumption and housing; and sales, orders, and inventories.