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San Luis Obispo County Latex Paint Take Back Program Changes in March
The cost for transportation and disposal of the collected latex paint has until now been covered by a grant; however, this funding ends in March, after which retail stores will have to pay for all the program costs. More

Copper Antifouling Coatings Face Potential Ban in Washington State
Regulatory pressures on copper as a biocide material in antifouling coatings continue as legislation has been introduced in the Washington state Senate that would ban any copper-based antifouling coatings on recreational vessels by January 2015. More

Court Mandates that EPA Issue Final Boiler MACT by Feb. 21
The NESHAP for Boilers and Process Heaters seeks to set Maximum Achievable Control Technology for this major source category. More

Wisconsin Governor Signs Major Tort Reform Bill
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Jan. 27 signed into law a major tort reform bill, signaling a shift to a more business-friendly state. More

Faster processing and higher performance

Oxylink™’s unique chemistry allows formulating 1-component waterborne coatings with higher resistance properties, pendulum hardness and shorter drying times with a simple additive solution. Read More

ACA Presents Industry Background at COHMED Meeting
ACA and industry provided a thorough background of industry, its products, and the regulatory schemes that apply to the transportation of its products. In particular, ACA and industry's presentation focused on combustible liquids and other exceptions used by the paint and coatings industry. More

Full Schedule Now Available for Coatings Tech Conference
This second biennial Coatings Tech Conference, to be held March 14–16 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill., seeks to provide a multi-track forum for all professionals in the coatings industry. Leading this signature educational event will be four informative, half-day Technology Short Courses held on Monday, March 14. More

ACA Offers Virtual Learning Course on Market Research in the Coatings Industry
On Feb. 24, from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EST, Lynda Gordon of Decision Metrics and ACA's Allen Irish will present data that can help you understand demand drivers for your products, better plan production and inventory levels, and identify potential markets for your products. Knowing what data are available and where to obtain them is the first step in better understanding the market. More

NETZSCH Acquires Premier Mill

NETZSCH Premier Technologies, LLC acquired Premier Mill in April 2010.

NETZSCH will continue to sell machines and spares, as well as provide the service and support for all Premier products.

NETZSCH Premier Technologies
is located in Exton, PA. Please contact us at 484-879-2020 or via email at       

A.L. Hendry Award Call for Papers Announced
In conjunction with its annual meeting, the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), along with the Coatings Industry Education Foundation, are seeking undergraduate student authors for the 2011 A.L. Hendry Award. The award will be given out at the 75th annual SSCT meeting on May 22–25 in Charleston, S.C. More

Winner of 2011 Roy W. Tess Award Named
The officers and the Award Committee of the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering of the American Chemical Society have named Dr. Dean C. Webster of North Dakota State University as the recipient of the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2011. He will receive the award during the 242nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. More

Windy City Coatings Course Offers Introductory and Advanced Sessions
The Windy City Coatings Course, a two-day educational course offering introductory and advanced sessions led by industry experts, will be held April 27–28 at DePaul University in Rolling Meadows, Ill. More

We Brighten Lives

The Shepherd Color Company, one of the world's leading producers of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP's) has a wide range of colors available and used in the coatings industry.

38th Annual Waterborne Symposium to be Held Feb. 28-March 4 in New Orleans
The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss., will host the 38th Annual Waterborne Symposium, Feb. 28–March 4 in New Orleans at the Astor Crowne Plaza. More

Register Today for SSCT's Annual Meeting and Technology Conference
Keyed to the theme "Beginnings of the Coatings Revolution," the Southern Society for Coatings Technology will hold its 75th "Diamond" Annual Meeting and Technology Conference at The Mills House Hotel in Charleston, S.C., May 22–25. For the first time, the A.L. Hendry Award will be presented at the technical program. More

Eastman Completes Sale of Performance Polymers PET Business

Nuplex Resins Appoints John A. Willhite as Technical Manager for Industrial Markets

D.B. Becker Appoints Dennis R. Watts

Dowd and Guild Inc. Expands to the Southwest Region

PPG Donates $5,000 to Kettering University

Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award
Submissions for ACA's 2011 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through April 15 via its Web-based electronic entry form. The awards will be presented for safety performance on a plant's eligibility. There are four categories of safety awards. More

AVAILABLE NOW: Order Your Copy of the New IPPIC Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2009—2014)
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council has published its second Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis (2009–2014). This comprehensive market research report will offer in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, customer and competitive movements, and important trends and driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry. More

NorthPak Container Co.

NorthPak Container is a full line rigid packaging distributor who is proud to focus on the Paint and Coatings Industry.
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