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New Product Category Rule for North American Roof Coatings Materials

January 3, 2017 Industry News
A Product Category Rule enables product environmental information to be more transparent and useful to the marketplace.

EPA Expected to Release Framework TSCA Proposals Soon

January 3, 2017 Industry News
The proposed rules are 1) procedures for prioritization of existing chemicals, 2) procedures for EPA risk evaluations of existing chemicals, 3) a reporting rule to “reset” the TSCA inventory, and 4) the establishment of user fees under the TSCA program.

PaintCare® Bill Passes New Jersey Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee

January 3, 2017 Industry News
A previous PaintCare bill passed the New Jersey Assembly and Senate. Unfortunately, Gov. Chris Christie didn’t sign the legislation, allowing a pocket veto. ACA stands behind its landmark paint stewardship program, and believes New Jersey residents and government will greatly benefit from embracing it in their state.

OSHA Releases Final Rule on Recordkeeping Citations

January 3, 2017 Industry News
OSHA maintains that it can cite employers for recordkeeping violations for up to six months after the five-year retention period expires, not just six months after the initial failure to record (first day of occurrence, or injury), without running afoul of the OSH Act’s statute of limitations.

Rise in Construction Spending Not Uniform across all Sectors

January 3, 2017 Industry News
Looking at trends within construction shows that while overall construction spending is up 4.1% year over year in the most recent construction figures (November), there are large variances in how the components fared in the past 12 months.

Wacker to Build U.S. Production Plant

January 3, 2017 Business News
The new facility, with an annual capacity of about 13,000 metric tons, is anticipated to involve capital expenditure of some $150 million.

Sika to Acquire Rmax Operating

January 3, 2017 Business News
According to Sika, the acquisition brings technology and know-how that will accelerate the company’s growth and drive innovation in the North American market via the strong synergies between the companies.

AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of BASF’s Industrial Coatings

January 3, 2017 Business News
The transaction is based on a deal value of €475 million, with BASF’s Industrial Coatings business generating revenue close to €300 million in 2015.

Maroon Group Acquires Cadence Chemical

January 3, 2017 Business News
Cadence will become part of the Specialty Intermediates division of Maroon Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dunn-Edwards to Merge with Nippon Paint Holdings

January 3, 2017 Business News
The merger with Dunn-Edwards provides Nippon Paint with a platform for growth throughout the U.S, the companies stated.