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ACA Announces Call for Papers: 2019 CoatingsTech Conference

June 29, 2018 Press Releases
ACA is seeking submission of abstracts for its 2019 CoatingsTech Conference, which will be held April 8-10, 2019 at the Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. Abstracts will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2018.

ACA Supports Accurate Labels Act

June 19, 2018 Government Affairs
Federal legislation introduced earlier this month would amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, and aims to provide American consumers nationwide with clear, accurate and meaningful information and prevent the issuance of inaccurate labels that mislead consumers and drive up prices.

Construction Workforce, Especially Specialty Trades, Sees Above Average Wage Increases

June 19, 2018 Industry News
Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data suggest that construction workers are seeing slightly above average rates of growth in compensation.

US, Canada Sign MOU Reaffirming Regulatory Cooperation Council

June 19, 2018 Uncategorized
The MOU reaffirms the principles and commitments of the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), originally established in 2011. Through the elimination of unnecessary regulatory differences, the MOU aims to promotes economic growth, innovation, competitiveness, and job creation.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences Opened Renovated Headquarters

June 18, 2018 Business News
The revitalization of Building E353 is part of a more than $200 million investment in the Experimental Station campus, which began in 2016 and encompasses about 50 buildings, with over 2 million square feet of space.

PPG Science Pavilion™ Opens to Public

June 18, 2018 Business News
PPG and the Science Center began their partnership 37 years ago, starting with PPG’s support of the Science Center’s predecessor organization, Buhl Science Center, in 1981.

BASF Increases Neopor Production Capacity

June 18, 2018 Business News
Adjustments in the plants at the two production sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany and Ulsan, Korea, will take place through the fourth quarter of 2018, the company stated.

IMCD to Acquire E.T. Horn Company

June 18, 2018 Business News
In 2017, HORN generated revenue of USD 276 million, a normalized EBITDA of USD 12 million and has approximately 200 employees.

AkzoNobel to Acquire Fabryo

June 18, 2018 Business News
The business generated revenue of around €45 million in 2017 and reportedly is the only player with both a leading product portfolio for consumers as well as professional segments in the Romanian market, including brands Savana, APLA, and InnenWeiss.

OIRA Issues RFI for Maritime Regulatory Reform Activities

June 5, 2018 Government Affairs
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is seeking public comment on how existing agency requirements affecting the maritime sector can be modified or repealed to increase efficiency, reduce or eliminate unnecessary or unjustified regulatory burdens, or simplify regulatory compliance while continuing to meet statutory missions. The effort is tied to last year’s Executive Order 13771, which established the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Reform Activities via various agency task forces.