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PHMSA Notice Offers Carriers Assurance in midst of Harmonization Flux

February 28, 2017 Industry News
PHMSA says it won’t penalize companies conforming to new international hazardous material regulations not yet harmonized within the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

President Issues Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

February 28, 2017 Industry News
Each agency is to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate existing regulations (as defined in section 4 of Executive Order 13771) and make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or modification, consistent with applicable law.

New York PaintCare® Bill Passed by Senate Environmental Committee

February 28, 2017 Industry News
PaintCare® has had resounding success in the eight states in which program operations have been implemented. To date, the program has collected 16 million gallons of paint.

Accella to Purchase Spray Polyurethane Foam Business from Covestro

February 28, 2017 Business News
The deal for portions of the Covestro business includes both commercial and production operations based in Spring, Texas.

Tronox to Acquire Cristal’s TiO2 Business and Sell Alkali Business

February 28, 2017 Business News
The combined company will operate 11 TiO2 pigment plants in eight countries with a total capacity of 1.3 million metric tons per annum and will have titanium feedstock operations in three countries with a total capacity of 1.5 million metric tons per annum.

SCG Chemicals Expands Partnership with DuPont

February 28, 2017 Business News
The partnership will enable SCG Chemicals to develop and bring to market high value-added products, and will build on the long-standing relationship DuPont has with SCG Chemicals to advance its operational excellence journey, the company stated.

AkzoNobel Invests in Innovation Hub in the UK

February 28, 2017 Business News
The innovation hub will reportedly also offer a testing and simulation facility, enabling tests to be conducted in conditions experienced in the world’s most extreme environments.

Wacker Expands Production Capacity at Burghausen Site

February 28, 2017 Business News
The Munich-based chemical group is building another dispersion reactor with an annual capacity of 60,000 metric tons at its Burghausen site.

ACA Presses Infrastructure Investment with President, Congress

February 14, 2017 Industry News
ACA believes new investment is required to improve upon the stopgap efforts of the last decade, and urges passage of a balanced infrastructure investment plan that will lift our nation’s economy and improve our transportation network.

ACA Testifies in Support of PaintCare® Bills in Maryland and Washington

February 14, 2017 Industry News
PaintCare® undertakes the responsibility for ensuring an environmentally sound and cost-effective program for post-consumer paint management.