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This newsletter is brought to you by the American Coatings Association.
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ACA Offers An Overview of SCAQMD Rule 1113 for AIM Coatings in a New VLC
Rule 1113 is applicable to any person who supplies, sells, markets, offers for sale, or manufactures any architectural coating in California's South Coast Air Quality Management District that is intended to be field-applied to stationary structures or their appurtenances, and to fields and lawns; as well as any person who applies, stores at a worksite, or solicits the application of any architectural coatings within the district. More

Industrial Solvent Cleaning Rules Move Forward in the States
Many states have established, or are in the process of adopting, industrial solvent cleaning regulations that could impact coatings, ink, adhesive, and resin manufacturing operations. In particular, these rules could impact the type of solvents that are used to clean process equipment, tanks, lines, etc. More

Environment Canada to Hold Stakeholder Meeting on Aerosol Coatings March 7
In conversations with Environment Canada, the agency has indicated that aerosol coatings may be a source category that is better addressed by an alternative regulatory option, rather than a traditional regulation. More

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EPA Seeks to Clarify New CDR Reporting Rule Requirements, Recent ACA Webinar Offers Insights on Compliance
The new Chemical Data Reporting rule is aimed principally at chemical manufacturers and importers subject to the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act, but will impact paint formulators' relationships with raw material suppliers seeking information to support their own compliance programs. More

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Bay Area AQMD Releases Compliance Advisory on Formaldehyde Emissions Reporting for Wood Coatings Products
California's Bay Area Air Quality Management District has released a compliance advisory to help makers of wood coatings products estimate their formaldehyde emissions that are generated by drying or curing of their wood coatings. These formaldehyde emission estimates must be submitted to the district by July 1. More

California Fatality Alert Warns of Methylene Chloride Risks to Works Confined Spaces
The alert underscores prevention points, including the use of safer methods and less toxic chemicals to remove paint, and following confined space regulations when working with toxic chemicals in enclosed spaces. More

'Shut Down the Corporations' Activity Planned for Feb. 29 across the Country to Disrupt Businesses
ACA has been made aware that one of the latest Occupy movement activities, "Shut Down the Corporations," is scheduled nationwide for Feb. 29. The movement calls for non-violent, direct action against members and past members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, with particular focus on board member companies. More

Dunn-Edwards Wins Manufacturing Leadership Award
The company was chosen because of the recent construction of its LEED® Gold-certified manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Ariz. More

Emerald Kalama Joins Energy Cooperative in Rotterdam
In addition to Emerald Kalama, Stedin, and AVR, the Port of Rotterdam and contractor Visser & Smit Hanab are co-sponsors of the project. More

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.

Lintech Granted C-TPAT Certification
C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative that builds cooperative relationships between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and international supply chain businesses. More

Boeing Selects PPG Pretreatment and Primer for Line of Airplanes
DESOGEL™ EAP-9 metal pretreatment and Desoprime™ CF/CA 7502 epoxy primer by PPG Aerospace can be used with any qualified topcoats on the airplanes. More
Cytec Coating Resins delivers innovative products beyond our customers' imagination. We are pioneers in the development and production of high performance coating solutions. Our line of low-VOC coatings, radiation curing and powder coating resins and additives allow our customers to create sustainable change for the industries they serve.
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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
Croda - Maximizing Your Corrosion Defense
Crodacor OME FE is a novel additive from Croda that combines superior corrosion and flash rust protection for mild steel coatings, simplifying your aqueous formulations. Crodacor OME FE
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ACA Launches Facebook Page
ACA has officially staked out its presence on social media with the launch of its new Facebook page. The page will be used primarily as a platform for sharing ACA-related content, such as announcements of association events, content from our publications and videos. Make sure you "Like" us on Facebook. 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

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 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

Check Out ACA's Upcoming Virtual Learning Conferences
Three Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC's) have been added to the upcoming conference schedule. The VLC's include: "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

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.

Exhibitor Applications Available for the 2012 American Coatings Show
Exhibit space sales are underway for the American Coatings Show scheduled for May 8-10, 2012, in Indianapolis. More

MNYCA Announces Presentations for Technical Symposium
The Metropolitan New York Coatings Association will host its second annual symposium at The Landmark in East Rutherford, N.J. on March 22. Keyed to the theme of "Back to the Future," the event is geared to attract all who work in the paint and coatings industry. More

Acme-Hardesty, Your Global Source

Acme-Hardesty is focused on providing castor oil derived products, oleochemicals and specialty chemicals to the Paint & Coatings Industry. We are committed to product quality and security of supply. 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

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

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

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

Coatings Industry Executive Search Specialists

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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.

Superior Packaging with Built in Savings
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The container is made from a proprietary resin available only through KW Plastics. It is fill-line compatible and 100% recyclable. MORE
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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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Grace´s SYLOID® MX Generation matting agents, based on an innovative porous silica technology, are specifically formulated to deliver enhanced performance in environmentally-friendly coatings that exhibit minimal film shrinkage during drying. MORE

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