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Ohio Adopts Final Universal Waste Rule Amendments

December 14, 2017 Industry News
The amendments designate hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous antifreeze, and hazardous paint and paint-related wastes as “universal wastes,” to promote proper handling, recycling, or disposal of the hazardous waste.

ACA Urges Congress to Pass Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

December 14, 2017 Industry News
The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2017 includes nearly 1,700 petitions that the U.S. International Trade Commission reported to Congress in August were eligible for duty-relief as products not produced or available in the United States.

BASF Opens Automotive Coatings Plant in Shanghai

December 14, 2017 Business News
The facility will be a production hub for solventborne and waterborne coatings, closely connected to the company’s existing infrastructure for automotive coatings, resins, and electrocoat production as well as R&D laboratories.

Orion Completes Carbon Black Production Line

December 14, 2017 Business News
The Yeosu plant has also completed an upgrade to a Technical Rubber Carbon Black production line.

Sika to Acquire Certain Assets of Group Industrial Alce

December 14, 2017 Business News
The product offerings of the two companies are highly complementary and will allow Sika to become market leader in bituminous membranes and number two in liquid‐applied membranes in the fast‐growing Mexican market, the company stated.

Azelis CASE and GMZ Open Headquarters in Ohio

December 14, 2017 Business News
The 13,000-sq. ft. building serves as the corporate office for both the CASE U.S. headquarters and the Azelis Company, GMZ.

California DTSC Proposes Adding Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers to Safer Consumer Products List

December 4, 2017 Industry News
California’s Safer Consumer Products is a regulatory program enacted by state law in September 2008, seeking to reduce the amount of “toxics” in a broad class of consumer products.

OSHA Extends Electronic Reporting Deadline to December 15, 2017

December 4, 2017 Industry News
OSHA requires employers with more than 10 employees to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.

IPPIC Submits Paper to IMO Subcommittee

December 4, 2017 Industry News
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) paper asks the subcommittee to include IPPIC and its members in discussion of a proposal submitted by a number of states of the European Union to amend the IMO’s International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems on Ships (AFS) to include controls for cybutryne.

BASF to Supply Coatings for Automotive Plant in Belarus

December 4, 2017 Business News
BASF's Coatings division will supply all the paint layers for the vehicles, including electrocoat, primer, basecoat, clearcoat, and plastic parts.