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NYC Council Withdraws Legislative Proposal Germane to AIM Coatings and Adhesives
As a result of ACA's targeted efforts, the New York City (NYC) Council decided to sever the architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings and adhesives section from its proposed legislation that would have amended NYC administrative and building codes to establish volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits for the sale and application of both. More

House Passes Two ACA-backed Regulatory Reform Bills that Would Ease Burden on Small Businesses
ACA believes the measures would make the regulatory process more transparent, agencies more accountable, and regulations more cost-effective. More

ACA Staff Testifies at Workshop on Draft California Green Chemistry Regulations
ACA testimony focused on the lack of prioritization of the very large Chemicals of Concern List, the extremely low De Minimis levels included in the draft, and the unreasonably short timelines for completion of preliminary and final Alternatives Assessment Reports. More

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EPA Issues Draft Permit, Setting Technology-based Effluent Limits on Discharges from Ships
The draft Vessel General Permit would cover vessels 79 feet or longer, while a separate Small Vessel Permit would cover the same discharge categories of vessels that are smaller than 79 feet, although the smaller vessels could use best management practices to control discharges and would not have to meet the discharge limits, including antifouling effluent. More

EPA Issues Revised Boiler and Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerators Rules
The Boiler and CISWI regulations would set maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards and other standards for emissions of air toxics from boilers and incinerators. More

Rockwood Announces Construction of Iron Oxide Pigment Plant
Following completion of this project, the company will close its St. Louis, Mo., manufacturing facility and part of its Beltsville, Md., facility. 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.

Sika AG Acquires Duocehm Inc.
The deal was finalized through Sika's Canadian subsidiary Sika Canada Inc. More

AkzoNobel Closes Acquisition of Coatings Business
SSCP supplies coatings to the consumer electronics industry. More

BYK Carries Out Life Cycle Assessment
The testing institute certified four of the company's products, including a dispersion agent for aqueous systems and three defoamers. More

PPG Undertakes Initiative to Enhance Titanium Dioxide Supply
The company anticipates that the initiative may include technical collaborations, joint ventures, licensing, technical assistance opportunities, or other strategic commercial initiatives. More
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ACA Announces Advance Purchase Options for its 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

ACA's New Industry Pulse Available for Corporate Members
ACA's Industry Pulse has been newly updated, with the year-end forecast for 2012 projecting an increase in architectural coatings shipments of 1.4 percent over 2011. This represents a downward revision from the earlier forecast of 5.5 percent growth in 2012, based on continued weakness in the model's two key drivers, sales of existing homes and construction put in place. ACA members must be logged in with a unique username and password to access this information. 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

SOCMA Launches Online Chemical Services Directory & Networking Tool
The association's new Marketplace and Chemical Services Directory allows users to search a vast network of chemical companies based on more than 400 different types of reactions and chemistries. More

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 indispensable role in preserving our most prized possessions and provide for our future. More

ASTM Metallic and Inorganic Coatings Committee Proposes New Standard
According to the organization, the automotive industry and its supply base will be the primary users of the proposed standard once it has been approved. 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.

ACA Seeks Papers for 2012 International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference
ACA is seeking submission of abstracts for its International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, which will take place Sept. 11–12, 2012 in Baltimore, Md. The two-day ACSeries event will offer attendees a platform for discussing innovative technologies and best management practices for the regulation of protective offshore and marine coatings. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 16, 2012. 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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