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BASF to Double Production Capacity of Automotive Refinish Coatings at Jiangmen Site

December 16, 2019 Business News
Production is scheduled to start at the site in South China in the first half of 2022.

Addipel Moves Headquarters and Expands Production Facility

December 16, 2019 Business News
The new 40,000-square-foot warehouse and production facility reportedly includes in-house ribbon blenders, high speed mixers, compaction mills, and custom packaging services.

Sika Opens Third Indonesian Plant

December 16, 2019 Business News
Sika stated that the new plant, which is to the east of the capital city Jakarta, aligns local production capacities with the strong demand for building materials.

Evonik and Wynca Begin Construction on Fumed Silica Plant in Zhenjiang

December 16, 2019 Business News
According to the companies, the joint venture will combine Evonik's advanced product technology with the silicone industry value chain formed by Wynca, building a production facility for AEROSIL® fumed silica products by utilizing chlorosilanes from Wynca.

AkzoNobel to Acquire Mauvilac

December 16, 2019 Business News
AkzoNobel has agreed to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Mauvilac Industries Limited, a paints and coatings company in Mauritius.

Texas Issues Preliminary Proposal to Amend “Universal Waste” Regulations

December 12, 2019 Government Affairs
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is proposing to amend its definition of Paint and Paint-related Waste under the regulations.

World Coatings Council Submits Paper on Cybutryne to IMO Subcommittee

December 12, 2019 Government Affairs
The World Coatings Council is actively participating in the evaluation of cybutryne for a possible ban under the AFS Convention.

Manufacturing Production and Productivity Have Plateaued in Recent Years

December 12, 2019 Industry News
The likely ratification of USMCA, however, could provide some added impetus to U.S. manufacturing, particularly in the motor vehicle segment, since the trade deal is intended to increase automotive content originating in the North American market. 

USMCA: Coatings Industry Urges Swift Passage

December 2, 2019 Government Affairs
The U.S. coatings manufacturing base exports a significant portion of its production to Mexico and Canada — approximately $1.85 billion in 2018, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the industry’s exports — and the United States benefits from a consistently strong trade surplus with both countries.

Chemetall Completes Expansion of Site in Germany

December 2, 2019 Business News
The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, has completed the expansion of its production site in Lower Saxony.