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EPA Proposes New TDI Limits

Certain chemicals used in coatings and sealants could face restricted levels in consumer products under a newly proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Chemical Maker Fined for Deadly Release

Tipped by a news report of an accident, federal regulators have levied $87,780 in new penalties against a Georgia coatings chemical plant with a decade-long list of health and safety violati...


Series of Deals Fattens Graco’s Reach

Spray-equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. is bulking up and branching out, spending $185 million in cash for four companies that will expand its geographical and industry footprint.


OSHA Launches Sweeping PEL Review

How can the U.S. ensure worker health and safety amid thousands of hazardous chemicals now in use in the workplace—without creating thousands of new rules?


Bayer to Split Off MaterialScience

With its corporate "center of gravity" shifting, the Bayer Group has announced that it will spin off its polymer and coatings MaterialScience unit as an independent, publicly traded company ...


AkzoNobel Named Sustainability Leader

Paint, coatings and specialty chemical giant AkzoNobel has notched a threepeat as the world’s leading materials company in the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index.


REACH Targets Corrosion Chemicals

Nine chemicals, including one used to make coated galvanized steel and several used in anti-corrosion surface treatments, have joined the European Commission’s list of "substances of high co...


Billboard Lets Workers Breathe Easy

Construction workers in Peru are getting some extra respiratory protection from an unlikely source—a billboard that reportedly sucks pollution from the air.


EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.


Google Firm to Rehab U.S. Hangar One

Deadlocked over a seven-figure coating bill, two federal agencies have decided to Google a solution.


Coating Maker Cited in Chemical Lapses

Federal authorities are accusing a longtime New England specialty coating maker of mishandling highly hazardous chemicals at its headquarters.


TBT Ban Lets Girl Snails Be Girls

Female snails burdened with penises on their heads are finally seeing some relief to their decades-long struggle with unwanted (and unusable) sex changes, thanks to—of all things—a coatings ...


Explosions at Chemical Plant Injure 2

Authorities are searching for answers after two workers were injured in two explosions and a subsequent fire at a phenol plant in a Chicago suburb.


OSHA Urges Self-Regulation on Chemicals

Admitting that its own standards are inadequate, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging employers to take their own steps to protect workers from deadly exposure to haza...


EPA Drops Chemical Safety Proposals

Environmental regulators have quietly scrapped their plan to tighten oversight of several controversial building and flame-retardant chemicals and require more transparency by manufacturers.


AkzoNobel to Shutter Dutch Plant

AkzoNobel will phase out a chemical plant in the Netherlands as the paint and coating maker's markets shift from Europe to Asia and North America, the company announced Friday (Aug. 30).


Chemical Disasters Spark New U.S. Order

The U.S. is moving to crack down on chemical safety and security in the wake of a growing series of catastrophic chemical accidents, including the April plant explosion that killed 15 people...


Painter Shares in $190M Asbestos Award

Two boiler manufacturers have been ordered to pay $190 million to five workers—including three who have since died—for workplace asbestos exposures that led them to contract mesothelioma.


Plane Crash Aided by Flame Retardants

Jetliner improvements, such as flame-retardant materials in seats and carpeting, may have bought many passengers the extra time needed to escape the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Franci...


New DVDs Detail Chemical Accidents

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has released a free three-disc set of technical videos detailing some of the nation's worst chemical accidents.


Landmark Chemical Bill May Revamp TSCA

After nearly four decades, chemical makers and environmental groups may be ready to agree on new federal legislation overhauling the nation's chief chemical safety law.


$1M Chemical Blaze Guts Coating Plant

Fire ripped through a polymer coating facility in Canada over the weekend, causing $1 million in damage and requiring 60 firefighters to bring the blaze under control.


Rust Inhibitors Carry Golden Prospects

Busting rust is a booming enterprise, with the U.S. demand for all types of corrosion inhibitors set to grow by a steady 4.1 percent annually through 2017, a new market forecast projects.


Jury Charges Dow with $400M in Damages

A federal jury hit Dow Chemical Company with $400 million in damages to buyers affected by a urethane price-fixing conspiracy, an amount that could potentially be tripled under federal antit...


ACA Fights Rule on Conflict Minerals

Coating makers have joined the opposition to a U.S. rule that would expand disclosure of the use of so-called "conflict minerals" in various products.


Oilseed for Coatings Research Gets $5M

A $5.08 million award will help researchers study how to convert camelina oilseed to produce resins, coatings, sealants and more.


U.S. Reviews Paint Stripper Chemicals

Largely banned in Europe and linked to multiple deaths in the U.S., toxic paint-stripper chemicals are finally getting a serious look from the Environmental Protection Agency.


OSHA Fines Firm in Blaster's Death

A fatal labeling error that led an abrasive blaster to hook his supplied-air hood to nitrogen gas rather than oxygen will cost a West Virginia employer $42,700 in federal health and safety f...


NTSB: Confusion Preceded NJ Derailment

Confusion over a signal may have contributed to a train derailment that spewed clouds of toxic vapors over a New Jersey neighborhood on Friday, federal authorities say.


Free Webinar Tackles New HazCom Rules

New U.S. requirements for classifying chemicals and communicating hazardous information on container labels and material safety data sheets will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SS...


Emergency Cleanup Targets Coating Site

The discovery of more than 27,000 pounds of hazardous and toxic chemicals inside an abandoned metal plating company in Wisconsin has prompted an emergency response from the U.S. Environmenta...


Employer Indicted in 2 Worker Deaths

The owner of a former environmental company in Texas is facing 13 federal criminal charges after two workers died in four months while helping him transport chemicals illegally.


AR Plant Fined $122K for Chemical Risks

Great Lakes Chemical Corp., a leading global producer of flame retardants and other construction chemicals, is facing 18 serious federal safety violations and a $122,000 fine for risking “un...


New Research Report Sees Growth in African Coatings Market

Sub-Saharan African countries Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa can anticipate strong growth in their coatings markets in coming years due mainly to government investment in infrastructure, acc...


 
 
   

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