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ACA Submits Comments on California Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations
ACA Comments 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

PHMSA Grants ACA Appeal on Extension of Time to Use Square on Point LQ Mark with UN Number and Clarifies Use of 'Y' Mark
HM-215K is the final rule which sunsets the Consumer Commodity provisions in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and ushered in a new pair of marks, among other requirements, for Limited Quantities (LQ). More

OMB Reviewing Proposal that could Limit Confidentiality Claims by Manufacturers
The proposal is expected to narrow the situations in which manufacturers could claim as confidential business information the identity of a chemical they intend to make under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). More

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Canada Designates Four Substances as 'CEPA-Toxic'
ACA has worked closely with the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association to ensure comprehensive industry input on the emerging proposals, with ACA's Product Stewardship Committee submitting comments on select substances of each batch of substances. More

District of Columbia Finalizes VOC Regulations for Consumer Products, Industrial Adhesives and Sealants, and AIM Coatings
The effective date for both the consumer products and industrial adhesives and sealants regulations was Jan. 1, 2012. More

Archway Named Regional Distributor of Clariant's Pigments Business Unit
Under the agreement, Archway will distribute Clariant's full line of organic pigments, pigment dispersions, and dyes to the coatings, printing, and plastics markets in select states. 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.

Celanese Completes Acquisition of Ashland Product Lines
Procured assets included two product lines, Vinac® and Flexbond®. More

Clariant Named Pigment Supplier of the Year
Award criteria included relationship between company and supplier, pre- and post-sale service quality, timely delivery, commercial policy, process, product quality, and technological innovation. More

Carestream Tollcoating Expands Pilot Coating Capabilities
New capabilities include in-line web cleaning, improved corona discharge treatment, UV curing, higher precision steering and conveyance, and lamination. More

Heucotech Names Superior Materials, Inc. Sales Representative/Distributor
Superior Materials, Inc. will be responsible for all of Heucotech's product lines relevant to the graphic art, specialty ink, coating, and adhesive industries in the Northeast U.S. More
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Advance Purchase Options for ACA's 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

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

Check Out ACA's Upcoming Virtual Learning Conferences
Four Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC's) have been added to the upcoming conference schedule. The VLC's include "EPA Paint and Allied Products/Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Compliance," on Jan. 19; "The Emergence of Green Building Standards & Codes," on Feb. 9; "Coating Challenges in Cultural Heritage Preservation," on Feb. 23; and "Exterior Decorative Aerospace Coatings: Current Technologies and Future Challenges" on March 29. 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. 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. 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 in Indianapolis. More

Innovative New Products from Imerys

For TiO2 extension: CelTiX™ provides excellent opacity at significantly lower gloss value, while ImerTiX™ replaces up to 25% TiO2. See us at ACS 2012, #1723.

ACA Issues Call for Papers for 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 in Baltimore. 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. More

ACA Seeks Papers for Additives Conference
To be held in conjunction with the International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference, this two-day ACSeries event will take place Sept. 12–13 in Baltimore. It is intended to provide coatings industry professionals with leading edge additive technology and concepts that are commonly utilized to improve coatings performance. More

Call for Papers Announced for Transportation Coatings Conference
Part of the ACSeries, this conference will be held in November in Charleston, S.C. The two-day program will offer a forum to introduce state-of-the-art R&D advancements to professionals who formulate, supply, specify, and use coatings for the transportation industry. More

Pacific Northwest Society Issues Call for Papers for 2012 Coatings Fest
To be held Oct. 10–12 in Semiahmoo, Wash, the Coatings Fest is an industrial forum for the global technical community involved with coatings technology. Topics of interest include new product applications, substrates, and modernization of equipment. 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

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