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PHMSA Grants ACA Appeal, Extends Use of 'Consumer Commodity ORM-D' Through 2020
PHMSA indicated in this final rule, effective Jan. 1, 2013, that the extension was granted due to concerns raised by ACA, its member company PPG, and the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council. More



ACA to File Amicus Brief on Controversial SEC Conflict Minerals Rule
The amicus brief will be submitted on Jan. 23, 2013; the SEC will respond to the merits brief on March 1, 2013. More
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Economic Census Forms Due Feb. 12
ACA and its members have benefited from the information gathered during this process, and the results of the Census provide useful benchmarks to manufacturers in areas such as wages and benefits, raw materials costs and other business input. More

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IPPIC/NACE Paper on Ballast Water Management Systems on IMO Agenda
The paper will be discussed at the IMO meeting in London from Feb. 4–8, 2013. More



EPA Work Plan Update
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on Jan. 4, released draft risk assessments on five chemical uses from the list of 83 chemical uses up for review under the existing chemicals program. More


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For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for labeling containers produced in your paint and chemical facilities. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production for tapered, rectangular, F-style, and round containers of all sizes. Rely on LANGGUTH for your next labeler project. MORE
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Archway Named Exclusive Distributor for Vertellus; Expands Relationship with Silberline
With new and expanded agreements, Archways Sales Inc. broadens its U.S. distribution reach. More

BASF and Nissan Announce Streamlined Processes
BASF currently serves as Nissan's exclusive supplier for "sprayables" for its European production sites in Sunderland, England; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Barcelona, Spain and at its Huadu plant in China. More

Clariant Opens New Production Site in Mexico
The company plans to integrate the production of both finished products and intermediates in its new location. More



Evonik Degussa Corporation Changes Its Name
The company will now operate under the name of Evonik Corporation. More

UL Acquires Innovadex
The company has said this strategic addition will expand UL's search offerings to cover several new product categories, including paints and coatings, adhesives, inks, lubricants, cosmetics, cleaners, and food and beverages. More

Valspar to Supply Coating for Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge
Spanning nearly 50 kilometers (30 miles), it is expected to be the world's longest sea-crossing structure when it is completed in 2016. More


We Brighten Lives

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.
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Preval's Touch-up Systems
The Sprayer and vFan Portable Airbrush System fills a void in all of the Coatings Industries from Industrial, Contractor; and Consumer Users. By simply connecting an aerosol can to our Delivery system any Coating user can professionally deliver unadulterated, fine finishes, touch-ups and coatings for small surfaces.
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The 3rd Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011-2016) is Now Available
The third Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2011–2016), published by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, is now available for purchase. With new data on Turkey, South Korea and Colombia, the new edition of the report offers in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, competitive movements and important driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry. More

Job Seekers: Check out the ACA Career Center's New Postings
The ACA Career Center now features a variety of job opportunities geared toward coatings professionals. The Career Center will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with the industry's leading employers. More


Your Partner in Global Sourcing

Acme-Hardesty is the largest supplier of castor oil and oleochemical products to the Paint & Coatings Industry. We are committed to excellent service and quality.
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Early-Bird Registration for the 2013 CoatingsTech Conference is Open!
Geared to the theme, "Leaps and Bounds: Re-energizing the Coatings Industry," ACA's CoatingsTech Conference is scheduled for March 11–13, 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., and will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics. Register by Jan. 25, 2013, and receive a discount on the full conference registration. More



Become a Sponsor Today!
Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill., March 11–13. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. Sponsor a Continental Breakfast or Reception by contacting Dorothy Brawner at dbrawner@paint.org or 202-462-6272, ext. 267. Many other sponsorship categories are available; don’t miss out — call today! More

Deadline Extended to Jan. 31 for Submission of Papers for ACA Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference
ACA is seeking abstract submissions for its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference to be held in May 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Abstracts should address regulations affecting the coatings industry, testing methods, and new technology related to regulatory guidelines, and are due by Jan. 31, 2013. More


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Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology to Meet Feb. 12
The Northwestern Society for Coatings Technology will host its next meeting at Tennant's Coatings' Technology Center in Golden Valley, Minn. on Feb. 12. Speaker Tom Bekemeier of Dow Corning will address the "Next Generation Polysiloxane Coatings." Attendance is limited, so register today. More



Cleveland Coatings Society Seeks Abstracts for Sink or Swim 2013
The Cleveland Coatings Society is seeking abstract submissions for its 56th Annual Technology Symposium, "Sink or Swim 2013," to be held June 4–5 at the Holiday Inn in Independence, Ohio. The symposium theme is "Sustainable Innovation in Coatings," and abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2013. More

Registration Now Open for 'Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology'
The Emulsion Polymers Institute at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. will host a one-week short course entitled "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology," June 3–7, 2013. More


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