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AkzoNobel to Acquire Mapaero

July 29, 2019 Business News
The intended acquisition will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings, notably in the structural and cabin coating sub-segments, and contribute directly towards delivering the company’s 2020 guidance, AkzoNobel stated.

Axalta Invests in Landshut Facility for Bonded Metallic Powder Coatings

July 29, 2019 Business News
Axalta reported that the production facility will enable the company to better respond to the increasing demand for high-quality metallic powder coatings, which are used specifically in architectural and design applications.

PPG to Acquire Dexmet Corporation

July 29, 2019 Business News
PPG has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with private equity firm Sverica Capital Management LP to acquire Dexmet Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty materials for surfaces in aerospace, automotive, and industrial applications.

Maroon Group Acquires Amsyn, LLC

July 29, 2019 Business News
Maroon stated that through custom synthesis and formulation services, consultative support, and global sourcing capabilities, Amsyn is adapted to meet the full range of customers’ development, commercialization, and distribution needs. 

Sika Expands Mortar Plant in Serbia

July 29, 2019 Business News
The company stated that the expanded production capacities and new warehouse will enable Sika to continue to successfully penetrate the growing construction markets in Southeast Europe.

Overview of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Environmental Issues

July 16, 2019 Government Affairs
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a class consisting of thousands of chemicals that have been used in a variety of products, most notably fire suppression systems.

CFATS Personnel Surety Program Implementation Expanded to Tier 3 & 4 Facilities

July 16, 2019 Government Affairs
The CFATS Personnel Surety Program implementation at all high-risk chemical facilities is being rolled out in a phased manner in order for DHS to assist facilities submitting information.

U.S. Green Building Council Seeks Input for the Future of LEED

July 16, 2019 Government Affairs
In April, USBGC released 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.

OMNOVA to be Acquired by Synthomer plc

July 15, 2019 Business News
Completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals, and approval from Synthomer’s and OMNOVA’s shareholders. 

SI Group to Sell Industrial Resin Business to Ask Chemicals

July 15, 2019 Business News
The transaction includes SI Group’s industrial resins products and associated manufacturing sites in Rio Claro, Brazil; Ranjangaon, India; and Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, along with licensed technology and multiple tolling agreements globally.