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Senate Committee to Hold First Hearing on Safe Chemicals Act of 2011
The Safe Chemicals Act of 2011, introduced by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., on April 14, aims to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a 35-year old statute that has served to regulate the chemical industry into the modern era. More

California DTSC Releases Latest Draft of Green Chemistry Regulations
Under the current proposal, the scope of the program is broader and the timeframes for identifying chemicals of concern and for building a priority list of products is shortened from the 2010 regulatory proposal. More

OSHA Submits Final Rule Adopting Industrial Aspects of GHS to OMB
The White House Office of Management and Budget has 30 to 90 days to review the final rule and approve it for publication or return it to OSHA for revisions. More

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International Green Construction Code Version 2.0 Adopted, ACA Ensures Emissions Testing is Optional
ACA's participation in the green building code development ensures that compliance with emissions testing under the IgCC remains optional and does not become a mandatory requirement. More

ACA Continues to Address New and Pending TSCA Rulemaking Proposals
The likely regulatory approaches the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be considering will issue pursuant to the current provisions of TSCA and include such things as Significant New Use Rules, which hold up new formulations using a chemical of concern, most recently for certain "Glymes," and a pending action on toluene diisocyanate or TDI, and other more restrictive requirements based on a finding of "significant risk." More

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DGAC Holds 33rd Annual Conference and Hazardous Materials Exposition
The conference drew leaders from the transportation community, including former regulators from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the United Nations Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. More

BASF to Move Dispersions & Pigments Division to Hong Kong
The regional business and production units located in Europe and Asia will not be affected by this move. More

Celanese Agrees to Acquire Product Lines from Ashland Inc.
The transaction is expected to close within 60 days, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions. More

Clariant Establishes New Asian Headquarters and Plant
As part of the move, the company will transition its entire senior textile chemicals business unit management team to Singapore. More

DSM Announces Organizational Realignment
The company will merge its DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins+ business units into a single business unit. More

Evonik Opens Coatings Additives R&D Centers in Asia
Three laboratory groups installed in Singapore and Shanghai will cover all research and development activities relating to additives for paint and coatings. More

Rhodia Appoints Gilles Auffret as CEO
In addition to his new role as CEO, he will become a member of Solvay's executive committee. More
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Check Out ACA's New Sustainability Message and Microsite
ACA has developed a new message on sustainability, along with an interactive microsite that illustrates how paints and coatings play an indispensible role in preserving our most prized possessions and provide for our future. More

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

2011 VLC-On-Demand Listings Now Available
ACA's Virtual Learning Conferences (VLCs) provide the latest coatings technology information to the industry in an easily accessible way. The VLC-On-Demand program allows coatings professionals to access past VLCs and keep the presentations for distribution among colleagues. More

Sign Up Today for the 39th Annual Waterborne Symposium
The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi will hold the symposium from Feb. 13–17, 2012 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans. This five-day event will feature presentations by experts in the field of polymer science and surface coatings, multiple short courses, and a Technology Showcase which will present emerging technologies and new materials and equipment. 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

Air Products Presents 2011 Chairman's Award of Excellence
The award honors Dr. Yu-Nan Liu for significant contributions made towards the realization of the company's goals. More

Register for ACA's Coatings for Concrete Conference
ACA's 2012 Coatings for Concrete Conference is to be held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas 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

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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.

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

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