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ACA Submits Comments to OSHA on Respirable Crystalline Silica Proposed Rule
The proposed rule would lower the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air for both general industry and construction worksites.
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ACA Submits Comments on Canadian Proposed Regulations Amending the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
The proposed changes are designed to respond to the Transportation Safety Board's recommendations for enhanced information readily available to first responders – a recommendation that stems from the incident at Lac-Megantic.
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ACA Attends Hearing on Chemical Security and Drinking Water Protection Act
The Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act calls for states to establish programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act that set out minimum requirements for construction standards; inspections; emergency response plans; employee training; and acceptable standards of good design, construction, and maintenance for chemical storage facilities.
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ACA Members: Register Today for Free Labeling Guide Supplement Webinar 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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DHS to Contact Tier 3 & 4 CFATS Facilities as Authorization Inspections Ramp up
Over the past year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Securty (DHS) has significantly increased the operational pace of its Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program and is now conducting approximately 100 Authorization Inspections per month.
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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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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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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 Members: Register Today for Free Labeling Guide Supplement Webinar 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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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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Call for Papers: 2014 Powder Coating Show & Expo
The Powder Coating Institute will host its 2014 Powder Coating Show in Indianapolis, Ind. Sept. 16-18, and is seeking abstracts on a variety of powder coating topics, from intermediate to advanced application, surface preparation, recovery, system troubleshooting, target markets, benefits of using powder coatings versus other alternatives, and more. The event attracts over 1,200 attendees and provides over 40 hours of presentations, with more than 100 exhibitors. Submissions are due March 15, 2014.
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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.
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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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Orion Engineered Carbons Increases Capacity in Germany
The new production line for specialty carbon blacks in Kalscheuren, Germany, uses technology in which the company invested several million euros to develop.
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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.

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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
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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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Chromaflo Technologies Opens New Global Business Department
The new department is intended to strengthen the company's capabilities in entering new and adjacent geographic and application markets, building strategic alliances, enhancing channels to market, and managing strategic acquisitions.
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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. MORE
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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Croda International Named in Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
Croda was ranked 28th in the 2014 Global 100 listing, which recognizes companies fulfilling 12 quantitative indicators covering financial, social, and environmental performance.
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Elinor Specialty Coatings Partners with North Dakota State
The licensing agreement, for a coatings technology free of hexavalent chromium, gives Elinor Specialty Coatings exclusive rights in marine and automotive markets to further develop and commercialize the technology, which was initially developed at NDSU, Fargo.
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Pioneer Solutions Selects Archway Sales as Distributor
Archway will represent Pioneer Solutions in all states east of the Rocky Mountains for its solid acrylic resin line.
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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


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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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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Chinacoat 19th Annual Exhibition Dates Announced
The 19th China International Exhibition for Coatings, Printing Inks, and Adhesives (CHINACOAT® 2014) will take place Dec. 3-5, 2014, in Guangzhou, China. Chinacoat will offer six exhibit zones covering international and Chinese raw materials, machinery and instruments, powder coatings, UV/EB technology, and products.
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Introducing Densil® ZOD™ Antimicrobial

Now coatings formulators can choose a zero-VOC product that addresses damaging contaminants that deface painted surfaces in tropical environments. Densil® ZOD™ Antimicrobial offers controlled-leaching, low-water solubility & is effective in paints, wood stains, masonry coatings, joint cements, caulks, sealants & roof coatings. Visit us at ACS Booth #1033 & learn how our new Densil® ZOD™ Antimicrobial can become a part of your solution.



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