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NYC Proposes VOC Limits for AIM Coatings and Adhesives, ACA Submits Comments
The New York City Council is moving extremely fast and intends to vote on this proposal by Dec. 8. More

Senate Democrats Ask Industry to Provide Specifics for TSCA Modernization
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and its Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health on Nov. 17 held a joint hearing on the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. More

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Set to Adopt New RACT Rules
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is poised to adopt new Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) rules that apply to both the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) ozone non-attainment areas. It is anticipated that the rule will become final on Dec. 29. More

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Final NESHAP for Wood Furniture Directs Makers to Limit Formaldehyde and Upgrade Spray Guns
The rule establishes a formaldehyde limit of 1 percent by weight or less for finish coating and contact adhesives. More

Univar to Distribute Dow Corning Europe SA's Coatings Products in Switzerland
Univar's new coatings laboratory and its on-the-ground historical presence in Switzerland played a key role in the deal. 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.

Wacker Expands Indian Technical Center
The new center is located in the Mumbai suburb of Goregaon. More

Eastman Expands Hydrogenated Hydrocarbon Resin Facility
It is the third expansion of the company's Regalite™ hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins facilities. More

Tikkurila Implements Job Cuts as Part of Strategic Reorganization
Areas of responsibility will be clarified and the roles of different production facilities will be reorganized. More

Carestream Tollcoating Launches Product Development Service
The company will provide total coatings customization to OEMs in display, battery components, electronic components, and medical devices markets. 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

New Coatings Process To Make Transportation Industry Greener
The research team was led by Professor Joseph Keddie of the Department of Physics at the University of Surrey, U.K. 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

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

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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