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California OEHHA Proposes Amendments to Prop. 65 Short Form Warnings


On Jan. 8, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a proposal to restrict use of short-form Proposition 65 (Prop 65) warnings, with revised warning text. The agency is concerned that the short-form warning is currently being over-used on products with packaging large enough to accommodate a full-length warning.

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PPG Launches Traffic Solutions Business Following Ennis-Flint Acquisition

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PPG recently announced that it has established a new business unit called Traffic Solutions, following the company’s December 2020 acquisition of Ennis-Flint. The business unit will manufacture and supply a broad, global portfolio of pavement-marking products, including paint, thermoplastics and other advanced technologies, to customers in government, military, contracting, commercial infrastructure, engineering and architecture. The […]

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Nouryon Appoints Curtis Espeland to Board of Directors

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Nouryon announced the appointment of Curtis Espeland to its Board of Directors, effective January 18, 2021. Espeland will also chair the company’s Audit Committee. “Nouryon is extremely pleased to welcome Curt to our Board of Directors. As the former CFO of Eastman Chemical Company, Curt brings highly valuable strategic and operational experience leading a Fortune 500 company […]

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IGM Resins Appoints Wilfrid Gambade as CEO

IGM Resins appointed Wilfrid Gambade as CEO. Gambade, who is based in IGM’s headquarters in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, leads IGM Resins’ Global Executive Leadership team. He succeeds Edward Frindt, who joined the company in 2012 and will retire from IGM after Q1. Gambade brings 25 years of international management experience in the chemical industry. He […]

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Ezio Braggio Joins ChemQuest Europe

Ezio Braggio

Ezio Braggio joined ChemQuest Group as ChemQuest Europe’s newest vice president. Braggio recently retired from Sherwin Williams as regional president of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). From 2011 through 2017, in his role as president, EMEAI, and corporate vice president of then-Valspar, Braggio identified and executed strategic acquisitions and profitable joint ventures for […]

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AkzoNobel Proposes to Acquire Tikkurila

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AkzoNobel proposed to acquire Tikkurila, a move the companies say would create a strong platform for future growth and serve customers with more innovative and sustainable solutions. The proposal includes an all-cash public offer for all issued and outstanding shares of Tikkurila at an offer price of €31.25 per share (“potential offer”) and total equity […]

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EPA Proposes Changes to TSCA Fees Rule

ACA to Comment on EPA’s Priority Chemicals for TSCA Risk Evaluation

EPA proposes increases to risk evaluation fees based on projected costs per chemical to conduct a risk evaluation. EPA estimates approximately $2.84 million per chemical for chemicals on the TSCA Work Plan and $5.67 million per chemical for chemicals not on the TSCA Work Plan.

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EPA Retains 2015-Set Ozone NAAQS

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The decision to retain the current standards without revision applies to the primary standards meant to protect against fine particle exposures. ACA and the coatings industry support retention of the national ozone standard of 70 ppb for ground-level ozone.

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