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New Bills to Watch: The Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 and West Virginia Source Water Protection Act
In response to the Jan. 9 Elk River spill in West Virginia, legislators in the U.S. Senate and West Virginia State Legislature have introduced bills that would impose new regulations to oversee and inspect chemical facilities that present a possible threat to sources of drinking water.
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ACA to Testify in Support of PaintCare® Bill in Colorado Senate
On Feb. 5, ACA staff will testify before the Colorado Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources & Energy Committee on Senate Bill 14-029: An Act Concerning the Establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program for the Environmentally Sound Disposal of Post-consumer Architectural Paint. If enacted, the legislation would bring ACA's PaintCare® program to Colorado.
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ACA Responds to Marina del Rey Harbor Toxics TMDL Suggested Reconsideration
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board's proposed changes would effectively ban copper from antifouling coatings applied to pleasure craft.
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  Paint Green

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Register Today for Free Labeling Guide Supplement Webinar: Feb. 19 and March 19
ACA has 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.
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CFATS Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014 to be Introduced in the House
ACA believes multi-year authorization gives the U.S. Department of Homeland Security just enough guidance to more successfully carry out its duties, while at the same time, providing Congress the ability to monitor the program and make any necessary changes to it after the expiration of the multi-year period.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES
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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Optiflo® T1000 the Total Newtonian system

Optiflo T1000 a nonionic associative thickener yields improved ICI development with lower impact on KU viscosity for use in Architectural latex paint formulations.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


The ACC Offers Pre-Conference Education Sessions
The American Coatings CONFERENCE will offer 11 pre-conference tutorials on Monday, April 7, 2014. The lectures offer in-depth insight into a variety of topics, including antimicrobial surfaces, easy-to-clean coatings, radiation curing, waterborne high-performance coatings, smart coatings, polyurethanes, antifouling coatings, anticorrosive coatings, catalysis for modern coatings, and powder coatings.
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JCTR and ISCST Partner on Special Issue on Advances in Coatings Research
The Journal of Coatings Technology (JCTR) is a peer-reviewed journal published by ACA that showcases the latest developments in the science, technology, and manufacture of paints and coatings.
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EVENTS


Want to Know More about the American Coatings SHOW?
If you're curious about the American Coatings SHOW 2014, don't miss the American Coatings SHOW PREVIEW. It features interviews with coatings experts on the latest coatings technology trends, information about the conference, exhibitor highlights, ACS mobile apps, and much more.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
New! AC 2403 DTM Multiphase Emulsion


Alberdingk Boley is a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water base UV curable dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols as well as linseed oils. Our water-based emulsions and dispersions are designed for coatings over a variety of substrates – Wood, Concrete, Plastic, Metal, Textiles, Leather and Paper. Visit www.AlberdingkUSA.com for further information.

See us at the ACS show 2012, Booth 611.
Chromaflo Technologies: Global Colorant Provider

Chromaflo Technologies is among the largest independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions serving customers in architectural and industrial coatings as well as thermoset composites. Applying the right blend of skill and craftsmanship, the most complex color and appearance challenges are solved...Where Art Meets Technology. MORE
Looking to Join our Team?

Quest Specialty Coatings is a leader in precision color matching and coating technologies for the automotive aftermarket, industrial, transportation, and marine industries.

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BUSINESS NEWS


BASF and SINOPEC to Construct Isononanol Facility in China
Located in the Maoming Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, the plant is reported to be the first of its kind in China.
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PPG Awarded Five-Year Contract by U.S. Navy
Although PPG had previously supplied coatings to MSC, this new contract includes the PSX® brand of polysiloxane coatings for the first time.
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  Additives for Water-Based Systems

Our Defoamers are industry standards for reducing the problems associated with foam formation in the production and application of water-based systems including: Coatings, Inks, Adhesives, and Building Products. Munzing’s products also include rheology modifiers - wetting agents and dispersants - micronized and coated waxes and wax dispersions.

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SUNY Debuts Online Radiation Curing Program
Offered through the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, this online training program will provide skills in ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing.
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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 a keynote address will kick off the two-day conference, which is held concurrently with the American Coatings Show.

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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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Allnex Romano d'Ezzelino Facility Wins National Safety Award in Italy
The award recognizes companies that have demonstrated a concrete and ongoing commitment to safety and health.
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  Taking Coatings to the Next Level

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. is a leading global supplier of epoxy resins, modifiers and curing agents, Versatic ™ Acids and Derivatives, and silicon-based additives to the coatings industry. Come see us at the American Coatings Show April 8-10, booth 1105.
 


Rust-Oleum Acquires Citadel Restoration and Repair
Citadel is a producer and marketer of premium concrete and wood deck floor coatings for both the commercial and do-it-yourself (DIY) markets.
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Committed to your Coatings Success!

Solvay Novecare is a leading global supplier of innovative and sustainable specialty additives for emulsion polymers, paints, coatings, ink and adhesive applications.
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Lowest Total Cost of Ownership (LTCO)

The self-service design of HERO automatic dispenser along with its Progressive Cavity Pump technology provide easy maintenance, high accuracy and repeatability; in summary the LTCO.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


Are you an ACA Fifty-Year Club Member?
Only you can tell us. The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking members who have worked in the paint and coatings industry for at least 50 years and are currently employed by an ACA corporate member company. ACA would like to acknowledge and express appreciation for half a century of support and commitment to the industry and association. Fifty-Year Club members will be recognized during the ACA Reception and Dinner on Monday, April 7, 2014 at ACA's Spring Committee Meetings, concurrent with the association's American Coatings Show & Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Please respond by Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 by emailing your name, contact information, and the year you began your career in the industry to members@paint.org.
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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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  FEATURED COMPANIES
Want low odor, low VOC paint?

Celanese Emulsions can help you meet regulatory and marketing goals for low VOC, low odor interior paint – ask us about EcoVAE VAE emulsions today! 972-922-4014
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Not all Chemicals Are Created Equal™

Myriant’s bio-succinic acid enables our customers to improve the sustainability of their products while maintaining performance and without paying a green price premium. Order a sample at productinfo@myriant.com.
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Can You Help Solve the Mystery?
Recently, ACA's CoatingsTech magazine received a very intriguing "Letter to the Editor." In it, the author requests the assistance of the coatings industry to solve a mystery involving Herb Hillman and novelist, Saul Bellow.
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