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ACA to Host Aerosol Technology Seminar for California's Air Resources Board on Feb. 16
The seminar is intended to be informational to ARB staff in order to provide them a fundamental understanding of the aerosol delivery system, but will also highlight specific formulation challenges for aerosol coatings and aerosol adhesives as the agency develops new standards for these two source categories. More

PaintCare® Update
Where the landmark paint product stewardship program stands around the country, including states targeted for the program's expansion; coverage includes Oregon, California, Washington, Rhode Island and more. More

Reauthorization Of Hazmat Programs Approved by House Committee as Part of Transport Bill
The bill would reauthorize federal hazardous materials safety programs for five years, with provisions that would require more economic analysis of proposed regulations. More

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EPA Publishes Proposed Rule to Reconsider the Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Rule
EPA is proposing to change the Title V requirements for "synthetic" and "natural" area sources, overlapping regulatory requirements, direct and proximal leak inspections, requirement for covers and lids on process vessels, and the definition of metal hazardous air pollutant (HAP) process vents. More

FMSCA Vehicle Tank Endorsement Requirement Threatens to Create Driver Shortage for Paint and Coatings Industry
A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrationfinal rule contains a new, overly-broad definition of a tank vehicle by including all shipments of bulk tank or tanks that have a total aggregate capacity of 1,000 gallons or more. More

Emerald to Expand Plasticizer Production in The Netherlands
The operation is scheduled to be commissioned during the third quarter of 2012 and will take place at the company's facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. More

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Ferro Augments Pigmented Inks Capabilities
The move is in response to worldwide growth trends in inkjet decoration of ceramic tile. More

Huber Appoints New Distributors
D & F Distributing and Horn will distribute HEM's fire retardant additives, calcium carbonate extenders, and barium sulfate products. More

Münzig Appoints FitzChem as Distributor
Münzig's additives include liquid and powder defoamers, rheology modifiers, wetting and leveling agents, polymeric dispersants, air release agents, and emulsifiers. More

PPG Earns George Campbell Award
The prize honors outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings project. More
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Clay Products

Optiflo L1400 is a unique HEUR based nonionic associative thickener which is designed to generate strong Newtonian flow characteristics such as ICI viscosity for improved flow & leveling in a variety latex systems, including styrene acrylic and acrylic binders. MORE
LANGGUTH - Reliable Labeling Since 1932
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

Enter Your Company Data for an ACA Safety Award
Submissions for ACA's 2012 Safety Awards Program are being accepted through April 15 via its Web-based electronic entry form. The awards will be presented to ACA members for safety performance on a plant's eligibility. There are four categories of Safety Awards. 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

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.

Register now for the American Coatings Conference
ACA's American Coatings Conference will take place May 7-9 in Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Held in conjunction with the American Coatings Show, ACA's premier scientific symposium will gather leaders of the paint and coatings industry's technical community and academia for the most recent research results and industrial developments covering the full range of coatings products and raw materials used in their formulation. The diverse program will feature 96 high-level technical papers. 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 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

NETZSCH - One Source For Coatings
NETZSCH specializes in machinery for grinding and dispersion of coatings; we have been an innovative technology leader in batch and continuous process equipment for over 130 years. Optimal results are achieved when using NETZSCH Beads®. The combined resources of NETZSCH, Premier Mills and NETZSCH Beads® offer total system solutions.

Check Out ACA's Upcoming Virtual Learning Conferences
Five 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; a special "members-only" webinar titled "EPA's New Chemical Data Reporting Requirements (formerly the TSCA Inventory Update Rule or IUR)" on Feb. 15; "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 in Indianapolis. More

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JCTR Publishes Special Issue Devoted to Corrosion Topics
Articles contained in the issue cover advances in corrosion inhibiting additives, such as conduction polymers and environmentally sustainable compounds. More

ASTM to Compile Printing Ink Vehicle Definitions
Once it has been approved, the standard will primarily be used by manufacturers of resins, ink oils, alkyds, vehicles, and printing inks. 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. 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 September 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

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Call for Papers Announced for Transportation Coatings Conference
Part of the ACSeries, this conference will be held in November 2012 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

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

LANGGUTH Reliable Labeling Since 1932

For eight decades LANGGUTH has been your global partner for the labeling of coatings and chemical containers. Our cold glue, hot melt, and pressure sensitive labelers deliver reliable production to tapered, rectangular, and round containers of all sizes.

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New Superior 0-VOC Foam Control

Emerald’s FOAM BLAST® 4201 - the newest technology for superior foam control – knockdown and persistence. This 0-VOC, APE-free product delivers maximum foam control without adversely affecting gloss. Exhibits superior stability and enhanced compatibility in a variety of coatings – from flat to clear, in grind and let down.
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