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ACA Urges California Commission to Adopt Biofouling Approach Consistent with IMO Resolution
The California proposal deviates from the IMO guidelines in that it mandates "performance standards" with a ranking system to determine if a ship's hull is "clean" enough to enter California waters. More

California Antifouling Coatings Measure Now a 2-year Bill
The bill sponsor has said that she would hold up the bill for a year to give boat owners, coatings manufacturers, and other stakeholders more time to work out a compromise. More

EPA Proposes Rule for EPCRA Hazardous Chemical Reporting
The proposed rule for Hazardous Chemical Reporting: Revisions to the Emergency and Hazardous Chemical Inventory Forms, seeks to revise the reporting requirements in the Tier I and Tier II forms used to report hazardous waste information to state and local agencies. More

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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.

EPA Publishes Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for BPA Testing, ACA Forms BPA Work Group
The ANPRM lists manufacturers and processors of BPA-based epoxy resins and paint and coatings manufacturers as being potentially affected by this proposed action. More

Enforcement Notification: Enforcement by Fire Department of NYC Aerosol Ordinance
At least one retailer there has been given a violation because they do not have a "Certificate of Fitness" indicating that they are qualified to supervise a facility that stores and/or displays aerosol products, including aerosol coatings. More

Brenntag Closes Acquisition of First Tranche of Zhong Yung
Zhong Yung is a chemical solvent distributor with about 2,000 customers, more than 100 suppliers, and an established commercial and logistical infrastructure in China that includes laboratories and blending and storage capabilities. More

Cytec Begins Expansion of Phenothiazine Plant
The expansion will enable the company to continue to supply phenothiazine product to meet growing customer demand. More

Dunn-Edwards Awarded LEED® Gold Certification
According to the company, its new Phoenix, Ariz., plant was designed to be the greenest and most efficient in the coatings industry, and is the world's first LEED-certified paint manufacturing facility. More

Eastman Closes Acquisition of Sterling Chemicals, Inc.
The additional capacity ensured by the deal will enable the company's Performance Chemicals and Intermediates segment to serve the growing market demand for non-phthalate alternatives. More

Momentive Performance Materials Expands Distribution Agreement with
ChemPoint will serve as the authorized distributor of Momentive's general purpose and custom elastomer products in North America. More
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BECKOSOL AQ® Alkyd Latex

For over 80 years, Reichhold has been a pioneer in creating innovative resin technologies for the coatings industry. We proudly introduce BECKOSOL AQ®, a family of biobased alkyd latex resins that combine superior performance and regulatory compliance. From stains to metal primers, BECKOSOL AQ® is the natural selection. For more information, please visit

New PaintCare Executive Director Steps into Her Role
New Paintcare Executive Director Marjaneh Zarrehparvar's background and experience as manager of Household Hazardous Waste programs for the City and County of San Francisco will be invaluable to PaintCare as it gears up for implementation of California in 2012, as well as for the ongoing operations in Oregon and future operations in Connecticut and beyond. More

NETZSCH - One Source For Coatings
NETZSCH specializes in machinery for grinding and dispersion of coatings; we have been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment for over 130 years. Optimal results are achieved when using NETZSCH Beads®. The combined resources of NETZSCH, Premier Mills and NETZSCH Beads® offer total system solutions.

ACA Partners with ChemQuest to Produce Upcoming U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis
This leading market study will maintain continuity with previous iterations, and will also incorporate several valuable and exciting new features. More

IPPIC Elects Bill McPherson as New President
Bill McPherson, recently retired president of the International Paint division of AkzoNobel, will serve as president of IPPIC for a two-year term. More

NDSU Researchers Develop Biobased Technology from Crop Materials
Scientists at North Dakota State University have developed a family of patent-pending biobased resins from renewable raw materials, creating products that eliminate hazardous components such as formaldehyde and bisphenol-A. More

ACA and Vincentz Seek Papers for the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2012
ACA and Vincentz Network are calling for papers to be presented at the American Coatings CONFERENCE 2012, which will take place May 7–9, 2012. The conference is offered in conjunction with the American Coatings SHOW, to be held May 8–10, 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The submission deadline is Sept. 30. More

R.E. Carroll Inc. promotes Coating Additives
R.E. Carroll Inc., a distributor of raw materials to the Paint & Coatings market, is promoting Cellulose Ethers and Redispersable Polymer Powders from Yil-Long Chemical Group Ltd. See our website for more details. MORE

September Issue of JCTR to Feature Award-Winning Paper
The September issue of the Journal of Coatings Technology and Research will offer a strong array of diverse topics. More

New Virtual Learning Conferences Scheduled for the Fall
Three new Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC's) have been added to the fall schedule. The VLC's include "Optimizing White Opacity in a Paint," "Industrial Surface Coatings: VOC/HAP Regulatory Update & Forecast," and "Defoamer Theory, Application and Selection in Coatings." More

Register Today for the International Coating Wood and Wood Composites Conference
Registration is now available for this ACSeries event. The 1 1/2 day conference, which is hosted by ACA and sponsored by Alberdingk Boley, will be held Sept. 13-14 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C. It will offer a forum for professionals who research, develop, or specify wood coatings as well as those who design, build, or manufacture using wood substrates. It will provide a broad audience with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions to wood coatings use and formulation. More

Register Now for Advances in Polyurethane Technology Conference
This 1 1/2 day ACSeries conference will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Doubletree Suites-South Park in Charlotte, N.C. It is intended to update delegates on recent advances and findings in this popular technology. The event will offer a forum for professionals to present and discuss the most recent advances in raw materials, commercially available polyurethane coatings, testing, and applications. In addition, it will provide attendees with opportunities to meet colleagues with similar interests, establish new contacts, and discuss practical solutions to coatings use/application and formulation. More

Exhibitor Applications Now Available for the 2012 American Coatings Show
Exhibit space sales are underway for the American Coatings Show scheduled for May 8-10, 2012 in Indianapolis. More

Western Coatings Symposium to be Held Oct. 23-26 in Las Vegas
The 30th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium, hosted by the Arizona, Los Angeles, Pacific NW and Golden Gate Societies of Coatings Technology will be held Oct. 23-26 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Four educational tracks, tabletop exhibits, and university poster sessions will be featured. More

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