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EPA Publishes Final Changes to Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Rule
These regulations may require certain resin manufacturing operations to install add-on pollution controls and work-practice standards to reduce hazardous air pollutants. "Area Sources," also known as "minor sources," are those facilities with the potential to emit less than 10 tons per year of any HAP or less than 25 tons per year of aggregate HAPs. More

House Approves Foreign Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act
Passage of this legislation will ensure that the penalties under the Economic Espionage Act correctly take into account the harm inflicted on U.S. companies that have been had intellectual property stolen by individuals acting on behalf of a foreign government. More

ACA Submits Data, Comments to PHMSA on Incident Reporting System
ACA comments focused on the mechanism which provides incident data, the 5800 Form and its instructions, making recommendations on the very long list of codes and definitions, and urged the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to focus its resources in order to collect data that is meaningful, useful, reliable and consistent. More

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EPA Considers Modification of RCRA Regulations for Disposal of Waste Retail Products
EPA intends to issue a notice of data availability in March 2013 that will present existing information and data on managing retail products that become waste, request additional data and information, and request comments on the management of hazardous retail product waste. More

ECHA Adds 54 Substances of 'Very High Concern' Under REACH
The European Chemicals Agency further stated that while 23 of the 54 new chemicals were reviewed by a committee of experts the remaining 31 were added to the SVCH without review by a committee of experts. More

ACA Responds to GAO Survey of CFATS Program
At the request of several interested congressional committees, the U.S. Government Accountability Office is conducting a review of the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program. More

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Valspar Forms Strategic Relationship with Ace Hardware, Acquires Manufacturing Assets
A branded line of paints from Valspar is expected in the fall of 2013. More

AkzoNobel Sells North American Decorative Paints Business to PPG
AkzoNobel entered into the agreement following a successful four-year turnaround of the business as a result of a strategic decision to focus its decorative paints resources on key markets in Europe and its strong positions in high growth regions. More

Arsenal Capital Partners Acquires Dash Multi-Corp
Dash operates two primary businesses from seven manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States. More

DIC Group to Acquire Businesses from Indonesian Monokem
The wholly owned manufacturing and sales subsidiary PT. DIC Graphics has acquired the phthalocyanine blue crude and pigments businesses of the Indonesian PT. Monokem Surya. More

With BDA, Sherwin-Williams Acquires Chinese Automotive Coatings Manufacturer
The terms of the transaction have not been released. More

Solvay Acquires Indian Surfactants Producer Sunshield Chemicals
The acquired produces and exports surfactants, crosslinkers and antioxidants. More

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The 3rd Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011-2016) is Now Available
The third Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011–2016), published by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, is now available for purchase. With new data on Turkey, South Korea and Colombia, the new edition of the report offers in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, competitive movements and important driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry. More

Job Seekers: Check out the ACA Career Center's New Postings
The ACA Career Center now features a variety of job opportunities geared toward coatings professionals. The Career Center will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with the industry's leading employers. Among the new positions featured on the Career Center are: Applications Engineer, Sales Manager and Optical Coatings Engineer. More

Your Partner in Global Sourcing

Acme-Hardesty is the largest supplier of castor oil and oleochemical products to the Paint & Coatings Industry. We are committed to excellent service and quality.
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Early-Bird Registration for the 2013 CoatingsTech Conference is Now Open
Geared to the theme, "Leaps and Bounds: Re-energizing the Coatings Industry," ACA's CoatingsTech Conference is scheduled for March 11–13, in Rosemont, Ill., and will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics. Register by Jan. 15 and receive a discount on the full conference registration. More

ACA Seeks Papers for its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference to be held in May 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Abstracts should address regulations affecting the coatings industry, testing methods, and new technology related to regulatory guidelines, and are due by Jan. 15. More

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Cleveland Coatings Society Seeks Abstracts for Sink or Swim 2013
The Cleveland Coatings Society is seeking abstracts submissions for its 56th Annual Technology Symposium, "Sink or Swim 2013," to be held June 4–5 at the Holiday Inn in Independence, Ohio. The symposium theme is "Sustainable Innovation in Coatings," and abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 28. More

Registration Now Open for 'Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology'
The Emulsion Polymers Institute at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. will host a one-week short course entitled "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology," June 3–7. More

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Acme-Hardesty has been in business since 1942. We are one of the largest importers, marketers, and value added resellers of quality oleochemicals, castor oil products and market focused products in North America. We focus our sourcing efforts on green, naturally derived, renewable and sustainable products to meet our customer’s needs.
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