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ACA to Host VLC Webinar for Members on Chemical Data Reporting Rule; EPA Will Post More Information on Byproducts by Feb. 1
The focus of the new Chemical Data Reporting information requirements is for chemical manufacturers and chemical importers, and mandates the use of new and complex electronic (online) reporting tools. More

SCAQMD Rule 1107 Continues on Hold
California's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) remains in a holding pattern with its amendments to Rule 1107 for limiting volatile organic compounds (VOC) in the Coating of Metal Parts and Products as it works to determine how to model worker exposure to tertiary butyl acetate (TBAc) and dimethyl carbonate (DMC). More

EPA and California DTSC Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Partner on Green Chemistry
California's Green Chemistry Initiative is being designed by its Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Its latest draft (Oct. 31, 2011) of the Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations to implement the initiative broadens the scope of the program, and the time frames for identifying chemicals of concern and for building a priority list of products is shortened from previous iterations. More

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ACA Offers An Overview of SCAQMD Rule 1113 for AIM Coatings in a New VLC
Rule 1113 is applicable to any person who supplies, sells, markets, offers for sale, or manufactures any architectural coating in California's South Coast Air Quality Management District that is intended to be field applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances, and to fields and lawns; as well as any person who applies, stores at a work site, or solicits the application of any architectural coatings within the district. More

California's Mojave Desert AQMD to Move Forward with Amended AIM Rule
The district is set to present its amended rule for volatile organic compound limits in architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings to its Board on Feb. 27. More

AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Boxing Oleochemicals
According to AkzoNobel, the agreement will strengthen its position in the specialty surfactants market and enhance its manufacturing presence in Asia. More

AkzoNobel to Take Full Control of Metlac Group
AkzoNobel has been a shareholder in the Packaging Coatings Metlac Group since its acquisition of ICI in 2008. 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.

Dunn-Edwards To Offer Production Services at New Factory
The 336,000 sq. ft. Phoenix, Ariz. facility will enable the company to offer services such as formulation and technical development, an end-to-end commercialization process, inventory and logistics services, and custom labeling. More

Ecology Coatings Signs License Agreement with BASF
The patents involved in the agreement pertain to coatings for use on metal objects, fiberglass panels, and olefin plastics. More

Plasticolors Purchases Business Assets of Milliken Design, Inc.
Production of the purchased products will be moved from Aston, Pa., to Plasticolors' facility in Ashtabula, Ohio. More

Reichhold Opens Manufacturing Plant in Tianjin, China
The facility has a planned annual production capacity of 38,000 MT, but with a potential expansion to 60,000 MT. More
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IPPIC to Celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2012
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC), which provides a forum for exchange and cooperation on international issues and priorities facing the paint and printing inks industry, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012. In its two decades of existence, the council has grown dramatically, establishing itself as a global voice for the industry. More

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

IPPIC Presents its 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) will hold its 4th Global Marine Coatings Forum Nov. 6-8, 2012 in Singapore at the Goodwood Park Hotel. The Global Marine Coatings Forum provides a unique, interactive forum for exchanging views and gaining new perspectives on the future growth of the industry and the impacts of ever-increasing and stringent safety, health and environmental regulations. 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

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: "The Emergence of Green Building Standards & Codes," on Feb. 9; "Coating Challenges in Cultural Heritage Conservation," on Feb. 23; "SCAQMD Rule 1113 Architectural Coatings — An Overview of June 3, 2011 Amendments" on March 8; and "Exterior Decorative Aerospace Coatings: Current Technologies and Future Challenges" on March 29. 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

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, 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. 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 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 2012 in Charleston, SC. 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 on October 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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