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House to Vote on EPA Regulatory Relief Act
This bipartisan legislation addresses manufacturers' serious concerns with the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules for boiler and incinerators, collectively known as the boiler MACT. More

ACA Opposes User Fees for Hazmat Transportation Special Permits and Approvals
President Obama's FY 2012 budget request contained a proposal to assess a user fee on applicants for special permits and approvals as a way to fund the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's new hazardous materials special permits and approvals program. More

ACA to Submit Comments on EPA's Proposed Changes to EPCRA Hazardous Chemical Reporting Forms
ACA is requesting that EPA abandon certain new data elements, or at least streamline the data elements to address documented problems and concerns with the current Tier I and Tier II forms. 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.

California Commission Proposes Biofouling Rule that Would Impose 'Performance Standards'
Over ACA opposition, the proposed rule mandates "performance standards" with a ranking system to determine if a ship's hull is "clean" enough to enter California waters. More

EPA Plans Significant New Use Regulation for Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)
According to EPA's Action Plan for TDI, consumers exposed to uncured TDI and related compounds, which are commonly used in sealants and flooring, can experience skin allergies and asthma. More

CPS Color Merges With Pinova AG
With the addition of Pinova's Novapint product range, CPS Color will further expand into the niche market of wet plaster colorants. More

Dow Increases Crude Acrylic Acid Capacity
Dow's Performance Monomers business has expanded its capacity for the production of crude acrylic acid (CAA) by 25 percent at its Böhlen, Germany, facility. More

Evonik Establishes New Production Site
Additives and special binders for the paints and coatings industry will be produced at the new innovation center in Essen, Germany. More

ICL Performance Products Acquires Division of Hammond Group, Inc.
The transaction includes the distribution network for Halox's phosphates-based products. More

Oxea Expands Manufacturing Capacity at Texas Plant
The company has increased its manufacturing capabilities for Syngas by 10 percent at its Bay City plant. 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.

PPG to Increase Production Capacity for Precipitated Silica
The expansion includes projects at the company's Lake Charles, La. and Delfzijl, The Netherlands, manufacturing locations. More

RPM to Acquire Restoration Business
The company extends its reach by purchasing a business in an adjacent category to its traditional markets. 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 Learning Center at USM to Honor Memory Of Industry Leader and Education Proponent, Sidney Lauren
The new center will include a coatings lab and a library/archive of coatings-related materials and information. More

ACA Partners with ChemQuest to Produce Upcoming 'US 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

ASTM Establishes New Infrared Spectra Collection Standard
The new standard seeks to decrease the amount of time, training, and expertise required to consistently reproduce good quality infrared spectra. More

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Call for Papers Issued for Southern Society Annual Meeting
The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) has issued a call for papers for their 2012 Annual Meeting Technical Conference. The Annual Meeting will be held on March 11–14, 2012 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Fla. More

ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference to be Held in Las Vegas
ACA's 2012 Coatings for Concrete Conference is to be held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Jan. 23, 2012. This one-day event will offer a forum for professionals who specify and use coatings on concrete as well as for coatings manufacturers and raw materials suppliers. 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

Become a Sponsor Today
Sponsorships enhance your brand and present a strategic opportunity for every business. Join the ranks of savvy companies and get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference to be held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas on Jan. 23, 2012. Sponsorships are available from $1,500 to $3,500. Don't miss out! Contact ACA's Dorothy Brawner at or 202-462-6272 ext. 267 to become a sponsor or learn more.

Check Out ACA's Virtual Learning Conferences for the Fall
ACA's October Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC's) include "Industrial Surface Coatings: VOC/HAP Regulatory Update & Forecast," and "Defoamer Theory, Application and Selection in Coatings." More

Exhibitor Applications 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, 2011 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Four educational tracks, tabletop exhibits, and university poster sessions will be featured. 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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