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ACA Testifies in Support of PaintCare® Bills in New Hampshire and Washington
In its testimony in both New Hampshire and Washington, ACA noted that the association, along with its industry, is committed to finding a viable solution to the issue of post-consumer paint, which is often the number one product, by volume and cost, coming into Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) programs.
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Oral Arguments in Conflict Minerals Case Held; Judges Emphasize First Amendment Questions
Oral arguments in a legal challenge to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) conflict minerals disclosure rule, National Assoc. of Manufacturers v. SEC, were held Jan. 7, 2014, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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ACA-Supported Storage Tank Bill Enacted in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law "An Act Relative to Certain Tanks Used for the Storage of Fluids," a bill which ACA and its Massachusetts Paint Council had been pursuing passage of to relieve the inspection burden on local paint companies for storage tanks currently subject to annual fire marshal inspections and fees.
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ACA Offers Members Free Labeling Guide Supplement, Webinars, and Seminars; First Webinar Scheduled for Jan. 29
ACA published its Advance Supplement to the 6th Edition of the Labeling Guide, which is available to ACA members for free download. To guide its members through the Advance Supplement, ACA will be offering complimentary webinars and seminars over the next few months.
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ACA Participates in OSHA Meeting on Proposed Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recently extended the deadline to March 8, 2014, for the public to submit written comments on the proposed rule.
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ACA's PaintPAC Active Leading up to Midterm Election Year
Over the last year, ACA's PaintPAC has made 30 contributions to candidates or Leadership PACs — both Republican and Democrat — in what will be key races across the country.
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Don't Miss the American Coatings Conference 2014
The American Coatings Conference, hosted jointly by ACA and Vincentz Network, promises to be an information-packed event, with opportunities for professional development through learning and networking. A series of Pre-Conference Tutorials and the keynote address by Dr. Charles F. Kahle II, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Coatings R&D at PPG Industries, will kick off the two-day conference, which is held concurrently with the American Coatings Show.
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Dow Chemical Company Partners with Koda Distribution Group
Koda Distribution Group company Ribelin Sales will be responsible for covering the Southeast and Southwest regions on behalf of Dow's urethane markets; P.T. Hutchins will cover the Western region.
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Evonik Invests $2.5 Million in FRX Polymers Inc.
FRX manufactures and markets flame-retardant plastics and oligomers under the trade name Nofia®.
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PMC Group Purchases AkzoNobel's Primary Amides Business
The sale encompasses the erucamide, oleamide, and other primary and secondary amides sold under the Armoslip® trade names.
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Axalta Expands Waterborne Coatings Production in China
The company expects to begin production at the new facility in 2015.
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Evonik Corporation Merges with Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation
Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation is a provider of specialty surfactants.
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Visit the American Coatings Shop for Easy Access to Coatings Information
The American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network have published a series of books that provide information on a wide array of coatings-related topics. These books will be available at the 2014 American Coatings Show and Conference, April 7-10, but there's no need to wait. Visit the online American Coatings Shop for available titles.

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ACA Testifies at SCAQMD Workshop on Proposed Amendments to Rule 1168 for Adhesives and Sealants
ACA is seeking input from its caulk, sealant, and adhesive manufacturers in order to submit comments to the South Coast Air Quality Management District's next comment deadline of Jan. 16 deadline.

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ACA Offers Members Free Labeling Guide Supplement, Webinars, and Seminars; First Webinar Scheduled for Jan. 29
ACA published its Advance Supplement to the 6th Edition of the Labeling Guide, which is available to ACA members for free download. To guide its members through the Advance Supplement, ACA will be offering complimentary webinars and seminars over the next few months.

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Register Today for the American Coatings Show
Make your plans to attend the 2014 American Coatings Show (ACS) with easy online registration. The ACS, which will take place April 8-10, in Atlanta, Ga., has a reputation for being the must-attend event for professionals in the coatings industry. With an impressive list of exhibitors featuring their latest products, product presentations, and countless opportunities for networking, you won't want to miss this opportunity.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


ACA Members: Call for Volunteers for Association's Educational Programs Task Force
ACA is seeking candidates for its 2014-2015 Educational Programs Task Force. ACA members interested in professional development and coatings technology continuing education selected for the task force would serve a one-year term and participate in periodic conference calls; no travel is required.
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