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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


ACA PaintCare® Bill Passes New Jersey Senate Committee

If enacted, the legislation would bring ACA’s PaintCare® program to New Jersey.
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House Passes ACA-Supported Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

The bill would require federal agencies to examine whether their regulations impose indirect economic impacts on small businesses.
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Texas Paint Council "Paints" the Capitol

ACA's Paint Councils are a network of grassroots organizations representing the association in its efforts to promote the interests of the paint and coatings industry at the state level.
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PaintCare® Staff, Industry Leaders Testify on Program Bill in Washington

ACA created PaintCare®, a 501(c)(3) organization whose sole purpose is to ensure effective operation and efficient administration of paint product stewardship programs, on behalf of all architectural paint manufacturers in the United States.
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS


China Imposes VOC Tax on Coatings

The regulations impose on coatings manufacturers a 4% tax on the invoice price of any coating whose ready-to-spray volatile organic compound (VOC) level exceeds 420 g/L.
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IPPIC Expands Membership, Has Record Attendance at the Coatings Summit

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) provides a forum for information exchange and cooperation on the major issues and priorities facing the paint and printing ink industries worldwide.
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Register Today for ACA's 2015 CoatingsTech Conference

ACA’s CoatingsTech Conference will be held March 9-11, 2015, at the Marriott Louisville Downtown in Louisville, Ky. The three-day, biennial conference features a multi-track forum, prominent industry awards, and presentation opportunities for industry experts and students.
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  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.
 


BUSINESS NEWS


Hempel to Acquire Jones-Blair Company

This proposed acquisition offers Hempel the opportunity to significantly expand its North American business.
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Lubrizol Acquires EcoQuimica

Now part of Lubrizol Advanced Materials, EcoQuimica will report into Lubrizol's performance coatings business.
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PPG Increases Silica Production in the Netherlands

PPG will increase its precipitated silica capacity in Delfzijl, Netherlands, by more than 15,000 tons per year by 2016.
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Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association Merges with Reflective Roof Coatings Institute

The merging of the two associations will better position the roof coatings industry in the various legislative, regulatory, and building code development areas that affect their combined membership.
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  PAT-ADD Coating Additives

The Greener Way to Economic Sustainability.

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BASF to Increase Production of Bismuth Vanadate Pigments in Germany

A significant increase in production capacities of bismuth vanadate pigments at BASF’s facility in Besigheim, Germany, will be available by 2017.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


ACA's Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS®) Implementation Manual, Fourth Edition Now Available

ACA's landmark Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS®) program and manual aids employers with the development and implementation of a comprehensive Hazard Communication Program.
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  Associative Thickeners:

TAFIGEL® PUR associative thickeners are recommended for use in a variety of paints, coatings and adhesives. Excellent flow, leveling and gloss, and high sag resistance are among the advantages of using TAFIGEL® PUR thickeners. Visit our website www.munzing.com for a complete listing of associative thickeners.
 


Order IPPIC's Global Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2013-2018) Today

The Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis Report (2013–2018), produced by the International Paint and Printing Ink Council, is now available for purchase. The comprehensive market research report offers in-depth insight into the size, growth rate, market dynamics, customer and competitive movements, and important trends and driving forces within the global paint and coatings industry.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Specialty Chemicals and Coatings

Quest Specialty Chemicals, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals and coatings, provides an advanced line of products and services that enable repair, restoration, and preservation of the assets of our customers. We provide branded solutions in the construction, industrial, and automotive markets as well as private-labeled solutions. Learn more at quest-sc.com.
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We manage all aspects of your supply chain, preventing down time and saving you money. Savings on raw materials are passed on to you. From bulk to pallet quantities, we are a better option for safety, reliability and price. See us at the 2014 American Coatings Show Booth 865.

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Superior Waterborne DTM Corrosion Protection

Featuring OMNOVA’s proprietary Hydrophobic Dispersion Technology, Pliotec® HDT-12 resin has very low water permeability characteristics to protect metal surfaces from the elements. This latex resin permits formulation of DTM paints with excellent UV aging and can withstand sustained periods of salt spray without anti-corrosive pigment. Email Eric.Noggle@OMNOVA.com for samples.


ACA Corporate Members May Receive Discounts on Subscriptions to The Journal of HazMat Transportation

ACA is collaborating with The Journal of HazMat Transportation to offer ACA Corporate Members a discount on the annual cost of a subscription license to the Journal. The Journal of HazMat Transportation is widely recognized as the most respected and authoritative source of information and analysis on U.S. and International hazardous materials transportation regulations. ACA Corporate Members who are new subscribers to the Journal will receive a discount of 15 percent; current ACA Corporate Member subscribers will receive 5 percent off their renewal.
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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.
 


ACA Video Highlights Added-Value and Sustainable Nature of Coatings

ACA has released a video, entitled "Coatings Protect, Preserve, Provide," highlighting the value that coatings add to a vast array of man-made objects, and showing how coatings contribute to sustainability by protecting and preserving the useful life of the things to which they are applied. The video also underscores just how pervasive coatings are in our society.
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Do you Have ACA's 'Mobile Tools' App for iOS? Get it for Free!

What’s best way to access information from ACA and the paint and coatings industry anytime, anywhere — the ACA Mobile Tools app for Apple iOS. This free app allows users to quickly search for industry products and services on the Paint & Coatings Buyer's Guide; keep up with weekly industry news through Coatings Today; stay informed about upcoming ACA events; store and access your ACA member identification information; and easily access ACA's website. ACA Mobile is available by searching for "ACA Mobile Tools" on the iTunes app store.
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  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.
 


EVENTS


Check out the Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference Preliminary Schedule

ACA will hold its Coatings Regulations & Analytical Methods Conference on May 19-20, 2015, in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference will address the latest information on regulations affecting the coatings industry, testing methods, and new technology germane to regulatory guidelines.
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Save the Date: 5th Global Marine Coatings Forum

The International Paint & Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) will hold its 5th Global Marine Coatings Forum April 23-24, 2015 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Keyed to the theme, "Between the Water and the Steel," presentations will focus on antifouling and corrosion protection coatings, and cover topics including the role and concerns with biocides in marine coatings, robust risk assessment, greenhouse gas reduction, and ballast water treatment.
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