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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEWS


ACA Testifies in Support of PaintCare® Bill in Washington
The bill, if enacted, would bring the PaintCare® program to Washington, making it the fifth state after Oregon, California, Connecticut and Rhode Island to enact the ACA- and industry-conceived platform for the proper and effective management of post-consumer paint.
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ACA Responds to Ohio EPA's Early Stakeholder Outreach on Universal Waste
ACA reiterated that it strongly believes that Ohio EPA should designate aerosol cans, paint and paint-related waste as universal waste under the state's universal waste listing.
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California to Add Styrene, BPA to Prop 65 List
Separately, on Feb. 8, the California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added C.I. Disperse Yellow 3 and 2,6-dimethyl-N-nitrosomorpholine to the list of chemicals known to cause cancer under Proposition 65.
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ACA Supports Proposed Rulemaking to Adopt New Construction Codes for the District of Columbia
ACA expressed support and appreciation that the proposed codes were clear, technically feasible and consistent with federal and local volatile organic compound regulations for paint and coatings.
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ACA Forms Sustainability Workgroup for the Coatings Industry
The ACA Sustainability Workgroup will focus its energies on a set of concrete issues to support the paint and coatings industry and encourage sustainability.
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BUSINESS NEWS


Wacker Opens New Dispersions Plant in South Korea
The new facility provides an additional 40,000 metric tons from the second reactor line, nearly doubling the production site's VAE-dispersion capacity in its increase to 90,000 tons per year.
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Dymax Corporation Forms New Distributor Agreement for Asia Pacific
The majority shareholders of Dymax Corporation formed AB Chemical & Engineering Pte. Ltd. with the sole intent of supplying Dymax branded products throughout the region.
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Specialty Coating Systems Achieves AS9100C Certification
This most recent recognition comes after the company's similar certification for its facilities in California, Indiana, New Hampshire and Wisconsin in 2012.
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Texas A&M University Establishes National Corrosion Center
The NCC's new place under the TEES banner will allow the NCC to take advantage of the ongoing advancements in materials research at Texas A&M, with a focus on corrosion research and technologies designed to add another dimension to the developing, multidisciplinary programs in material science and engineering.
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TQC-USA Moves
TQC has announced they will be moving to a larger facility.
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ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY NEWS


ACA Assumes Management of National Council to Prevent Delinquency
ACA has assumed the management responsibilities of the National Council to Prevent Delinquency (NCPD). The council works diligently with state and local communities to develop comprehensive anti-graffiti programs that do not infringe on the retail shelf space for spray paint.
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Obituary: Robert Anthony Roland
Robert Anthony Roland, former president and CEO of National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA, now ACA), passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2013.
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ACA Complimentary Webinar on the State of the Global Coatings Industry Set for Feb. 27
Sponsored by ACA's International Affairs Committee, the complimentary webinar will take place on Feb. 27, from 1-2 p.m. EST, and will offer an exclusive update on the state of the global coatings industry based on the recently released Global Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis (2011-2016).
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EVENTS


Registration for the 2013 CoatingsTech Conference is Open!
Geared to the theme, "Leaps and Bounds: Re-energizing the Coatings Industry," ACA's CoatingsTech Conference is scheduled for March 11–13, in Rosemont, Ill., and will offer presentations on a wide range of technical topics.
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Become a Sponsor Today!
Get the exposure your company deserves by becoming an official sponsor at ACA's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Ill., March 11–13. Sponsorships are available, ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. Sponsor a Continental Breakfast or Reception by contacting Dorothy Brawner at dbrawner@paint.org or 202-462-6272, ext. 267. Many other sponsorship categories are available; don't miss out — call today!
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY


Check out ACA's Upcoming VLCs
ACA's popular and informative Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC) continue with the two-part series, "Brave (Smart) New World: Bio-based Functional Additives" on Feb. 21 and 28; and "Smart 'Anticorrosion' Coatings" (2012 ACS Roon Award Winner) on March 28.
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Cleveland Coatings Society Seeks Abstracts for Sink or Swim 2013
The Cleveland Coatings Society is seeking abstract submissions for its 56th Annual Technology Symposium, "Sink or Swim 2013," to be held June 4–5 at the Holiday Inn in Independence, Ohio. The symposium theme is "Sustainable Innovation in Coatings," and abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 28.
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Registration Now Open for 'Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology'
The Emulsion Polymers Institute (EPI) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. will host a one-week short course entitled "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and Latex Technology," June 3–7.
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