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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.

ACA 2019 Company Performance Survey Now Open

April 7, 2019 Industry News
This survey of coatings manufacturers provides participants with a meaningful report card to determine how they are faring in relation to their peer competitors.

BASF Opens Research Center in Ludwigshafen

April 5, 2019 Business News
BASF stated that the research center houses highly automated experimental facilities for efficient process development and testing of new process catalysts.

AkzoNobel Invests in Wood Coatings Facility

April 5, 2019 Business News
The site produces a range of products, including UV, solvent-based, and water-based wood coatings, such as paints, stains, and lacquers.

Azelis Partners with DRT in Europe

April 5, 2019 Business News
With this partnership, Azelis reportedly becomes the direct and exclusive distributor of TOFA and DTO in the European market.

PPG Creates Automotive OEM Services Organization

April 5, 2019 Business News
It will also serve as a single technical service touchpoint spanning PPG’s complete product offering for automotive and commercial vehicle OEMs, the company stated.

Henkel Adhesive Technologies Opens OEM Application Center

April 5, 2019 Business News
The lab expands Henkel’s capabilities to deliver innovative solutions and design customized applications, technologies, and production processes to better serve customer needs, according to the company.